What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

If you recently had sex and think you might be pregnant, taking a pregnancy test and a follow-up ultrasound are the only ways to know. However, there are also common symptoms that may indicate you’re pregnant.

Read on to learn the most common early pregnancy symptoms. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person or are looking for free pregnancy testing, contact Alabama Pregnancy Test Center to schedule a free, confidential appointment. 

Top Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

While every woman’s body and pregnancy are unique, certain symptoms are common to most women early in pregnancy. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s essential to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether you’re, in fact, pregnant since other conditions can mimic early pregnancy. 

  1. Missed menstrual period. This is often one of the first symptoms of early pregnancy. This is because when you’re pregnant, your body produces hormones that stop your period and cause your uterine lining to thicken. 
  2. Sore, swollen breasts. Have you noticed your bra fitting tighter? Are your breasts more sensitive than usual? If so, early pregnancy hormones may be to blame. Those same hormones that cause you to miss your period also start preparing your breasts for milk production.
  3. Feeling nauseous and/or vomiting. The quick onset of pregnancy hormones can cause some women to experience “morning sickness” (which can come on in the evening or last all day). If you’re feeling sick to your stomach without a cause, it could indicate pregnancy.
  4. Needing to urinate more frequently. When you’re pregnant, your blood volume increases, and this causes your kidneys to work harder and produce more urine. If you’re running to the bathroom more frequently, you might be pregnant.
  5. Moodiness. If you feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately, early pregnancy hormones could be to blame. 

Next Steps

If you’re experiencing any of these early pregnancy symptoms, it’s important to take a pregnancy test asap. If you’re looking for free pregnancy testing, Alabama Pregnancy Test Center offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and other resources to help you feel supported. 

If you receive a positive result on a pregnancy test, getting an ultrasound is the next step for confirming your pregnancy. This harmless scan can reveal critical information you need to stay safe and healthy. 

You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our caring team members.