7 Top Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted on January 19, 2024 by Metro Women's Care

Have you recently had unprotected sex and are concerned you might be unexpectedly pregnant? Pregnancy signals can be difficult to detect as some women experience few to no symptoms early on.

Pregnancy Symptoms

There are a variety of symptoms you could experience. Here is a short list of just some you may have noticed:

Missed Period: If you haven’t begun your expected menstrual cycle for over a week, pregnancy is a possibility. However, this could be less accurate for those with irregular cycles.

Breast Sensitivity and Swelling: Hormonal shifts early in pregnancy may lead to tenderness and soreness in the breasts. This discomfort typically subsides after the initial weeks as your body adjusts to the fluctuations.

Nausea and Vomiting: Often referred to as morning sickness, which can happen at any time, these symptoms typically start one to two months into pregnancy. Some women may experience it sooner, or not at all. The exact cause is unclear, but it's thought to be linked to pregnancy hormones.

Frequent Urination: Increased urination is common in pregnancy due to the heightened blood volume, leading to more fluid being processed by the kidneys and into the bladder.

Pregnancy-Related Fatigue: Extreme tiredness is a common early pregnancy sign. The exact cause is unknown, but the surge in progesterone levels may be a contributing factor.

Emotional Changes: Early pregnancy can bring about significant mood swings and heightened emotions, likely due to the surge of hormones.

Bloating: Similar to pre-menstrual symptoms, hormonal changes in early pregnancy can cause bloating.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

Even if you've used at-home pregnancy testing, it's advisable to seek confirmation from a qualified healthcare provider for certainty. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate but various factors can influence their reliability.

After pregnancy testing, an ultrasound is needed to confirm key details. This includes the age, viability, and location of your pregnancy. These are important to know and should be determined before any decisions about your pregnancy are made.

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