Pregnancy Signs, Symptoms, and Information

Could I Be Pregnant?

You might feel excited about the possibility of pregnancy, but you may also be feeling stressed, anxious, confused, or scared. 

If you’re not sure whether you are pregnant, the team at our center is here to help. 

When you are sexually active, there is always a chance you could become pregnant. At different times of the month, your chance of pregnancy can increase or decrease. Additionally, sperm can survive in a woman’s body after sexual activity for several days. Even while using contraception, pregnancy is possible. 

Possible Signs and Symptoms

One of the most common signs of pregnancy is a missed period. However, pregnancy is not the only reason a woman might miss her period.

Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. Some women have many signs and symptoms while other women have no noticeable signs at all. Early indications of pregnancy may include but are not limited to:

  • Missed period
  • Tender and swollen breasts
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue (tiredness).

Other symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Light spotting
  • Cramping
  • Moodiness
  • Bloating
  • Constipation.

Pregnancy Tests

So what now? The first step is to find out if you’re pregnant. 

If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading. We can set up an appointment to verify your pregnancy test results. 

Pregnancy tests are a good indication of pregnancy; however, it is important to know that they are only an indication of pregnancy. An ultrasound can confirm if you are pregnant or not. If you have had a positive pregnancy test, consider scheduling an appointment for an ultrasound for confirmation. 

Next Steps

If you have had sex, there is a possibility of pregnancy. Our center can provide a free and confidential pregnancy test or retest. We can also provide or refer for an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. Contact us today. We are here to help you work through your questions confidentially.

Whenever you need us, we can help. Contact us by phone or by chat. 

Website: Last Modified August 13, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2021.

“Symptoms of Pregnancy: What Happens First” Mayo Clinic
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