Pregnancy Symptoms

Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman, so while there are several pregnancy symptoms, not every woman experiences all of them. Here are some of the most commonly reported early pregnancy symptoms:

Missed Period

The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. Although there may be other causes for a missed period, it is important to take the first step by making an appointment for a pregnancy test.

Nausea or Vomiting

Often known as “morning sickness,” nausea can happen any time of day. Even though it is a fairly common pregnancy symptom, some women experience very little nausea, and others have it every day.

Fatigue

One of the most common first signs of pregnancy is fatigue. Early on during pregnancy, the body produces a hormone called progesterone. High amounts of progesterone can cause an unusual level of tiredness.

Breast Tenderness

Tenderness, fullness, or soreness in the breasts can be noticed as early as two weeks following conception. These changes are due to hormonal fluctuations that happen in the body as a result of pregnancy.

Food Cravings or Aversions

Whether it is not being able to stand foods you used to love or craving odd combinations, appetite shifts are also a result of hormonal changes due to pregnancy.

Other common early signs of pregnancy include:

  • Cramping or spotting, usually lighter than a normal period
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings

If you think you might be pregnant, we are here to support you. Your first step if you are experiencing any of the above pregnancy symptoms is to schedule an appointment with Aim Women’s Center to receive a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound today.