Am I pregnant?
Listed here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact us today for a free consultation and to schedule your free pregnancy testing appointment.
The Top 10 Symptoms of Pregnancy:
- Itchy, Swollen, or Sore Nipples
Changes to the breasts are highly common in pregnant women because of the sudden hormonal changes they experience. This symptom can occur as early as two weeks following conception.
- Increased Sense of Smell
Some women notice a heightened sense of smell during their first trimester of pregnancy, which is caused by the increased levels of estrogen in the pregnant woman’s body.
- More Frequent Urination
The hormonal changes a pregnant woman experiences can actually cause the need to urinate more often than usual.
- Nausea or Vomiting
Nausea, often coined as “morning sickness,” can occur at any time of the day during pregnancy. For most women who experience this symptom, nausea tapers off at the end of the first trimester.
- Unexplained Fatigue, Soreness or Tiredness
Fatigue is another common early sign of pregnancy that can be credited to hormonal changes.
- Lightheadedness and Dizziness
Yes, it’s those hormonal changes again that can affect the size of your blood vessels, causing lightheadedness or dizziness during pregnancy.
- Spotting or Cramping
Spotting or cramping can occur when the egg implants itself into the uterus, which happens 3 to 4 days after conception.
- Food Cravings or Aversions
Approximately 50 to 90 percent of women experience food cravings or aversions at some point during pregnancy, though doctors have not yet been able to explain why.
- Darkening of Nipples
Darkening of the areolas is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, which can present itself as early as a week following conception.
- Late or Missed Period
The most commonly recognized symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. However, a late or missed period can indicate several things, which is why it is so important you take a pregnancy test.
Early pregnancy symptoms can feel like a normal period, the flu, PMS, or even an STI/STD. Some woman experience many symptoms while some may not feel any at all. The only way to be 100 percent sure that you are pregnant is to take a test, which can be offered to you at Pregnancy Options Miami for free. Schedule your pregnancy testing appointment today.