What are the common pregnancy symptoms?

If you think you are pregnant, and it wasn’t part of your plan, you’re likely experiencing a lot of emotions like fear, anxiety and uncertainty. These can be overwhelming, especially if you haven’t told anyone or aren’t sure if you really are pregnant. Here you’ll find a list of pregnancy symptoms, and if two or more apply to you, it’s time to take a pregnancy test:

Missed Period

Most commonly associated with pregnancy, a missed period can actually be a sign of a number of different conditions. If you take a pregnancy test that returns a negative result and still do not get your period, contact your healthcare provider.

Breast Tenderness or Soreness

A woman’s breasts can experience a number of changes in pregnancy because of the rapid hormone changes that occur early on. Breast tenderness, fullness, or soreness can occur as early as two weeks after conception.

Feeling Tired

Fatigue is another pregnancy symptom noticed early on in pregnancy by many women. This exhaustion is also related to the hormonal changes pregnant women experience.

Nausea and Vomiting

Many women who experience nausea and vomiting do so in the morning, which is why it is often called “morning sickness.” However, this can occur at any time throughout the day, and it usually fades by the end of the first trimester.

Other common pregnancy symptoms include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Headaches or backaches
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Mood swings

Not all women experience pregnancy symptoms in the same way, and identifying symptoms is not enough to medically confirm pregnancy. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and think you may be pregnant, please contact one of New Hope Center’s four locations for no cost pregnancy testing, a consultation, and other services completely free of charge.


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