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PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

The first pregnancy symptoms do not occur right away. However, if you are sexually active, there is always the chance you may be pregnant – even if you haven’t missed your period yet.

If you are sexually active and you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, you should call our office today to schedule an appointment. Our medical staff will administer a free pregnancy test and share the results with you in just a few minutes. If you are far enough along in your pregnancy, you may also have a limited ultrasound.

Pregnancy symptoms differ between each woman and each pregnancy.  While some symptoms may begin before your period is late, a missed period is the most common symptom that you are pregnant.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Missed period – While most women miss their period entirely when pregnant, some still bleed lightly.
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling tired
  • Breasts may feel tender or swollen
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Backaches

Even though these are common symptoms of pregnancy, they may also be symptoms of other conditions. To rule out an illness, you should take a pregnancy test.  Call First Choice Georgia and get a free lab-quality pregnancy test to find out for sure.

Possible Pregnancy Complication Symptoms

If you think you may be pregnant and are experiencing any of the following physical symptoms, call your doctor or go to the emergency department right away:

  • Vaginal bleeding of any amount
  • Abdominal pain with a fever
  • Cramping and abdominal pain more than you experience with your period
  • Burning with urination
  • Puffiness in your hands or face
  • Excessive vomiting

If you would like to read more about pregnancy symptoms, click here.