Do you think you may be pregnant?  Maybe you had unprotected sex or perhaps you forgot to take your birth control and now you’re wondering if you’re pregnant.  These are 6 of the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy.  If you want to be sure, it’s best to take a pregnancy test.  Click here to make an appointment for a free pregnancy test.

Missed Period

This is often the first sign that a woman recognizes when she discovers she is pregnant.  The average cycle is 28 days, but it can vary a few days each month.  Think about, when was your last menstrual cycle? For women that have irregular periods this can be more difficult to determine.

Breast Tenderness

Breast tenderness is another common symptom of pregnancy.  This can be misleading though because many women experience breast tenderness prior to their cycle.  Do your breasts feel tender to the touch?

Nausea and Vomiting

Another common symptom of pregnancy is nausea and/or vomiting.  Many pregnant women experience this in the morning, and it passes later in the day.  Others experience it throughout the day.

Feeling Tired

Often women who are pregnant feel tired, particularly in the first trimester.  The first trimester is the period between 0-13 weeks after your last menstrual period.  This is usually a feeling of being physically tired, not so much sleepy.  You may feel like you have less energy, wanting to rest on the couch or in bed, not wanting to do physical activity and can even make your normal daily activities more difficult.

Mood Swings

This symptom is similar to breast tenderness in that it is often a characteristic many woman experience right before their menstrual cycle. You may feel more irritable or moody or even feel more down than usual.

Frequent Urination

Have you noticed that you’re running to the bathroom more frequently than usual?  More frequent urination can be a symptom of pregnancy.  It can also be caused by other things so always consult a medical professional if you are unsure about what is causing you to need to urinate more often than usual.

The presence of these symptoms does NOT necessarily mean that a woman is pregnant.  A formal diagnosis of pregnancy should be sought from a licensed medical professional.

What Now?

If you have been experiencing these symptoms of pregnancy and you’re concerned about being pregnant and don’t know what to do next, make an appointment for a free pregnancy test at Care Net Pregnancy Center. It’s important to have an accurate test and to talk with someone about your situation.  Our medical-quality pregnancy tests will help you confirm your pregnancy. Once you know for sure, our staff will help you explore your options.