Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

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Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

Certain pregnancy symptoms can be obvious, while others may feel unexpected. Some women do not experience any symptoms apart from a missed period. 

Undergoing pregnancy testing and an utrasound is the only way to reliably confirm your pregnancy and determine key details about its health. But what are common pregnancy symptoms?

1. Missed Period

As mentioned before, this is the most common sign that you may be pregnant. However, a missed period can be due to other health conditions, so it is best to confirm with a pregnancy test. 

2. Moodiness

Due to the hormonal changes you experience during early pregnancy, you may have mood swings or periods of heightened emotions. 

3. Nausea With or Without Vomiting

Also known as morning sickness, this is common for many womenthough nausea can occur at any time of day.

4. Tender, Swollen Breasts

You may experience discomfort in this area during early pregnancy, but it will likely decrease after several weeks. 

5. Fatigue

You might need to take more frequent naps during the day or feel more tired than usual. You aren’t alone! Fatigue is expected during the first trimester. 

6. Food Aversions

Given the changes in your body, certain foods may seem unappealing to you during pregnancy. Or you may find that your sense of taste or smell changes. 

7. Increased Urination

As your blood volume increases during pregnancy, more pressure is put on your bladder. Excess fluid accumulates there, so you may use the restroom more frequently.

I’m Pregnant. What Next?

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, consider visiting Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center. We offer no-cost, confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to confirm your pregnancy medically. 

You may wonder what pregnancy options you have. We can discuss your options in a safe, compassionate setting. You do not have to worry about deciding without accurate information. 

Contact us today to request an appointment at one of our four locations.