If you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, it is important to know if you’re pregnant sooner than later. There are many early signs of pregnancy, but unfortunately, hormonal changes, high levels of stress, and other factors can cause your body to exhibit similar symptoms. If you think you may be pregnant, contact us today to schedule a pregnancy test and know for sure.
These are the top five most common pregnancy symptoms:
- Missed period: If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
- Tender, swollen breasts: Early in pregnancy, hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. The discomfort will likely decrease after a few weeks as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
- Nausea with or without vomiting: Morning sickness, which can occur at any time of the day or night, often begins one to two months after becoming pregnant. However, some women feel nausea earlier, and some never experience it. While the cause of nausea during pregnancy isn’t clear, pregnancy hormones likely play a role. Nausea often decreases as the pregnancy progresses.
- Increased urination: You might find yourself urinating more often than usual. The amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, causing your kidneys to process extra fluid in your bladder.
- Fatigue: Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. No one knows what causes tiredness during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, a rapid rise in the hormone progesterone levels during early pregnancy might contribute to fatigue.
Less common symptoms include moodiness, bloating, cramping, light spotting, and food aversions.
If this describes how you’re feeling, we can help. Schedule a free and confidential appointment to take a medical-grade pregnancy test. Schedule at the link above or call us at 513-321-3100.
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