Does something feel off, different, or strange? If you recently had sex, pregnancy could be your first thought.
Breathe in and out. It will be okay.
Keep reading for the early signs and symptoms.
Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common pregnancy symptoms might include:
- A missed period
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Increased urination
Based on the above list, you can tell that many of those signs and symptoms are shared with other medical conditions, such as the stomach flu, PMS, or a urinary tract infection. That’s why getting tested is the most accurate way to know for sure.
Other early pregnancy signs and symptoms could also include moodiness, bloating, light spotting, cramping, constipation, food aversions, and nasal congestion.
Every woman experiences pregnancy symptoms differently as her body undergoes hormonal changes.
What if a Pregnancy Test Is Positive?
If you take a pregnancy test and it’s positive, your next step is to seek an ultrasound scan. An ultrasound can prevent certain complications like ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage from going undetected.
Pathways Clinic offers both pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to collect early pregnancy details, such as how far along you are, the location of your pregnancy, and whether or not it’s progressing.
Additionally, Pathways Clinic provides information and resources to help you understand your options and resources and to ensure you feel supported.
Schedule an appointment today when you’re ready to find out if you’re pregnant, take the next steps, or talk with a caring medical professional. All of our services are free of charge.