7 Top Pregnancy Symptoms

If you recently had unprotected sex, you might be worried about being pregnant. While taking a pregnancy test and following up with an ultrasound are the only reliable ways to know for sure if you’re pregnant, there are common signs to watch out for that may indicate pregnancy.

Read on to learn the top seven symptoms of pregnancy. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person or receive free pregnancy tests, contact Relate Care Clinic today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Top 7 Symptoms That Might Mean You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy can cause common symptoms in many women thanks to pregnancy hormones. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it could mean you’re pregnant:

  1. Missed menstrual period. Often, one of the first symptoms of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period. This is because instead of menstruating, your body begins thickening the lining of your uterus to nourish and sustain your pregnancy.
  2. Sore, swollen breasts. If you notice your bra is fitting tighter or your nipples seem more sensitive or sore than usual, this could indicate pregnancy. Just as your uterus prepares to nourish your pregnancy, your breasts also begin preparing to nourish a newborn.
  3. Nausea with or without vomiting. While it’s not fully understood why, early pregnancy can cause nausea and vomiting that happens at any time during the day or night. If you’re feeling sick to your stomach without a known cause, you could be pregnant.
  4. Increased urination. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases, and your kidneys work harder to filter your blood. As a result, you urinate more frequently. If you find yourself running to the bathroom more often than usual, you might be pregnant.
  5. Fatigue. Are you feeling more tired than usual for no apparent reason? While many factors, like stress, can make you feel fatigued, it’s also a common early symptom of pregnancy.
  6. Moodiness. Have you been feeling like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Early pregnancy hormones could be to blame.
  7. Food aversions or cravings. Are you craving foods you normally dislike? Are your former favorites now turning your stomach? If so, this could mean you’re pregnant.

This list of pregnancy symptoms isn’t exhaustive, and not every woman will experience every symptom.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s critical to take a pregnancy test and follow up with an ultrasound because these symptoms can also indicate other health conditions.

Next Steps

At Relate Care Clinic, we offer free pregnancy tests and limited ultrasounds because we care about your health. Contact us today to schedule a confidential appointment and get the clarity you need.

If you receive a positive pregnancy test result, we also offer free resources, services, and information to help you feel informed about your options for moving forward. You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here for you.

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