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Think you might be pregnant?

photo05Whenever you have sex, there is always a chance for pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy; however, one of the most significant symptoms for pregnancy is a delayed or missed period. You may experience signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. However, it is possible you may not experience any symptoms for a few weeks.

Symptoms to watch for early on include a missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches. Unfortunately, these signs and symptoms are not unique to pregnancy and likewise you can be pregnant without experiencing any of these signs and symptoms. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test and if positive, confirm the pregnancy with an ultrasound.  The pregnancy centers listed on this site provide free pregnancy tests and many also provide ultrasound services for free. Click here to connect to your local center.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

In addition to a missed period, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy might include:
Nausea with or without vomiting.
Tender, swollen breasts.
Increased urination.
Fatigue.
Food aversions or cravings.
Bloating.

Sometimes symptoms of pregnancy are less familiar or obvious. If you're pregnant, you might also experience:

Slight bleeding or cramping.
Backaches.
Headaches.
Mood swings.
Dizziness.
Constipation.
Darkening of the Areolas.

If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption and abortion.  Often, women find it helpful to talk with someone about all the options.  Pregnancy centers offer confidential support and are available to provide you accurate information about all pregnancy options.  These centers, however, do not offer or refer for abortion services.  

Information taken from the following sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptoms-of-pregnancy/PR00102
http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/earlypregnancysymptoms.html

The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.