What are the 7 Top Pregnancy Symptoms?

Are you feeling off or different? If you’re sexually active, your first thought could be pregnancy.

It’s easy to jump to conclusions but note that some pregnancy symptoms are common for other medical conditions, such as viruses, PMS, or food poisoning. To find out for sure, visit our center in Brazos County for free pregnancy testing.

In the meantime, as you evaluate how you feel, here are seven top pregnancy symptoms

1. A Missed Period

This might be your first sign of pregnancy if you have a regular menstrual cycle. Maybe you have your period like clockwork every 28 days, and now it’s been 35 days and counting. The delay could be a pretty indicative sign. This sign isn’t as reliable if you have an irregular period. 

2. Tender, Swollen Breasts

Pregnancy could be the reason for sore, sensitive breasts. As your hormones change due to pregnancy, you can feel breast discomfort. However, this should decrease within a few weeks as your body adjusts.

3. Nausea With or Without Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common within the first trimester of pregnancy. Also called “morning sickness,” this pregnancy symptom can happen at any time of the day. Pregnancy hormones are likely to blame.

4. Increased Urination

Running to the bathroom frequently could be a sign of pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body has a higher blood volume, so your kidneys will process extra fluid, ending up in your bladder. 

5. Fatigue

Tired even though you had enough sleep, and it’s a bright sunny day? This could be an early pregnancy symptom.

6. Bloating

This can be a less obvious sign, but you could feel bloated due to the influx of pregnancy hormones.

7. Light Spotting

Not all women experience this sign, but light spotting (implantation bleeding) can happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of your uterus. Since it occurs about 10-14 days after conception, it can line up around the time you expect your period.

Other Symptoms You Could Experience

Every woman and pregnancy is unique, and symptoms will vary. Some women could also experience moodiness, food aversions, nasal congestion, cramping, and constipation. 

Free Pregnancy Testing in Brazos County

Why wonder any longer? Schedule a free and confidential pregnancy testing appointment at Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos County. Your results will remain confidential.

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