Pregnancy Symptoms

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Having pregnancy symptoms? Come in for pregnancy testing.Pregnancy symptoms are different for everyone; however, one of the most common signs is a missed period. Some other signs are listed below.

Metro Women’s Care will help you sort through how you are feeling. We offer FDA approved urine pregnancy tests and the opportunity to talk over your results with our nurses. Following a positive test and consultation, an ultrasound may be provided to determine how far along you are.

If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to take a test and confirm the results with an ultrasound. Set up an appointment with our caring team today.

Pregnancy Symptoms:


Bleeding

Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping. Other Explanations: Changes in your period, changes in birth control, infection or abrasion from intercourse.

Missed Period

A missed period is the most common pregnancy symptom. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period. Other Explanations: Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, or ceasing to take the birth control pill.

Swollen or Tender Breasts

Swollen or tender breasts are a symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes and may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen. Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, PMS symptoms can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.

Feeling Tired

Feeling fatigued or more tired is a symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception. Other Explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu, or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.

Upset Stomach

This well-known symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy. Other Explanations: Food poisoning, stress, or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.

Backache

Lower backache may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire term. Other Explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems, and physical strains.

Headaches

The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy. Other Explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, your period, or eye strain can be a source of frequent headaches.

Frequent Urination

Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom. Other Explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, or increased liquid intake.

Food Cravings

Many women will feel cravings for certain foods. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy. Other Explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression or impending menstruation.


Your Next Step: Schedule an appointment.  Our FDA approved urine tests are able to detect pregnancy as soon as 7 days after conception.

Confirming pregnancy means you have choices like abortion to consider. A decision is yours, but we’re here to help you understand your health, your options, and support available.

Set up your private appointment so you can ask questions and receive personal help.  Don’t wait. Call us today.

This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and medical advice.