PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

Women who are pregnant may experience any or all of the following symptoms:

Late or Missed Period

Once you are pregnant, you will stop having monthly periods until a few weeks after your baby is born. This is one of the first signs of pregnancy many women notice.

Food Aversions

Some of your favorite foods may suddenly taste bad, while others you normally don’t like become appealing. Pregnancy triggers hormonal changes that may affect your taste buds.

Mood Swings

Hormonal fluctuations caused by pregnancy may cause you to become more emotional than usual.

Abdominal Bleeding

Early pregnancy may be accompanied by internal abdominal bleeding and pain in some women.

Frequent Urination

As your growing uterus puts pressure on your bladder, you may find yourself needing more trips to the restroom than usual.

Fatigue

Early pregnancy can cause you to feel more tired. You may need to sleep longer at night or take naps during the day.

Sore Breasts

During early pregnancy, your breasts may feel fuller and heavier, and your areolas may become darker.

Light Bleeding or Spotting

Some women experience light spotting and even mild cramps about 1-2 weeks after conception.

Nausea

So-called “morning sickness” can actually happen any time of day and usually appears about a month after conception.

High Basal Body Temperature

If your body temperature stays elevated for more than two weeks, it could be a sign of early pregnancy.

If you’ve recently had sex and you’re experiencing one or more of these pregnancy symptoms, contact Heart to Heart to schedule a free pregnancy test.

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