Here Are Some Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
Every woman is different so it is easy to understand that pregnancy will affect every person differently. Not every woman has the same symptoms. Some of the symptoms are so similar to what you might experience during your monthly cycle that you may not even realize you are pregnant.
1. Cramps and Bleeding
Some women experience slight cramps and spotting in the first week or two after becoming pregnant. These may be slight, and because they mimic the signs of menstruation, many women ignore them.
2. Breast Changes
Hormone levels begin changing so quickly after conception that a woman’s breasts may become sore and swollen. Many women indicate this was their first indication of pregnancy. Once your body gets used to the change in hormone levels, the tenderness of the breasts should subside.
Feeling fatigued can begin in the early weeks after conception. Many factors, such as changes in hormone levels, lower levels of blood sugar, lower blood sugar, and a boost in blood production can cause a woman to feel fatigued during this time. It is important to get plenty of rest.
While we call it “Morning Sickness” it can really happen at any time of day. This nausea may or may not include vomiting. This, too, usually subsides after the first 2 or 3 months.
5. Food Cravings
Some women crave particular foods, while others want nothing to do with certain foods. Sometimes, the mere thought of certain foods can cause nausea. Just be sure to continue eating a healthy diet during this time.
6. Missed Period
For many women, the first reason they suspect pregnancy is due to a missed, or late, period. But remember that there are many reasons that a period might be late or missed that are not related to pregnancy. If you have lost or gained a large amount of weight recently, or if you have changed a birth control method, you may also have a delayed or missed period.
7. Dizziness or Fainting
Some women experience dizzy spells or fainting during pregnancy. This is likely due to the change in blood pressure or blood sugar levels.
Even if you are experiencing some of these symptoms, you may not be pregnant. BUT…. If you believe you may be pregnant or have missed your period, we can HELP! You can call us at 502-222-7700 to schedule an appointment or you can schedule an appointment online. If you are unable to schedule an appointment, just come in! We are here Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. We offer lab quality pregnancy tests and all of our services are completely confidential and at no cost.
Pregnancy can be scary! We are here to ease your mind, answer your questions, discuss your options, and give you the answers you seek.