Could I Be Pregnant and Not Know It

Could I Be Pregnant and Not Know It

Typically, most women know when they are pregnant because of a missed period, as it’s one of the first signs. Maybe you think your period is just late. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many hormonal changes, and you have numerous early pregnancy signs.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

The Mayo Clinic shares some of the most common symptoms women experience early in their pregnancies.

1. A Missed Period

You may have missed a period, but that is not uncommon. If late periods are common for you, it can be more difficult to tell if you’re pregnant or not. Take a pregnancy test to be sure.

Wait a week after your missed period to see if you do get your period or take a pregnancy test around the same time to see if you’re pregnant.

2. Nausea with or without Vomiting

Hormonal changes cause nausea and morning sickness. However, not every woman will experience this symptom.

3.  Tender, Swollen Breasts

As many hormonal changes are happening, a woman may experience tender, swollen breasts that feel sore and sensitive. It may subside with time as her body adjusts.

4. Fatigue

Women often can feel increasingly tired and sleepy with pregnancy, most likely due to hormonal changes in a woman’s body.

5. Frequent Urination

More frequent trips to the bathroom could be a sign of pregnancy. Early in pregnancy, the cause is likely linked to a woman’s body increasing blood production. The kidneys process more fluid, which ends up in the bladder.

6. Moodiness

Women may feel unusually emotional and moody when major hormonal changes occur. Mood swings are common in pregnancy.

Receive Pregnancy Confirmation

If you suspect pregnancy, a trained member of the Lighthouse can provide you with a free, lab-quality pregnancy test. If you receive a positive test result, we offer free ultrasound exams as well to medically confirm your pregnancy.

It’s important to determine whether you have a viable pregnancy before making any decisions. If you are indeed pregnant, we are here to explore all of your pregnancy options.

Contact us to take advantage of our free pregnancy services and support. You are not alone.