Top 7 Signs You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy looks different for everyone. You may have obvious symptoms like a missed period or moodiness, or perhaps you don’t experience any symptoms. Certain pregnancy symptoms can also be indicative of other health conditions. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Signs to Look Out For

If you are pregnant, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Tender, sore breasts
  • Increased urination
  • Cramping
  • Moodiness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Food aversions
  • Constipation

When Should I Test for Pregnancy?

It’s best to wait several days after your missed period to take a pregnancy test, or a few weeks after sexual intercourse. This gives time for hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, to develop. HCG is a special hormone that only develops during pregnancy, and it is detected by both urine and blood-based tests. At-home pregnancy tests will determine your result via urine.

If you’re taking an at-home pregnancy test, follow the instructions carefully. Sometimes, women receive false negatives if they take the test incorrectly or test too early. If you have a positive test, you should follow up with a medical provider to confirm your pregnancy and determine next steps.

If you receive a positive result, take a deep breath. This can be a time of shock and uncertainty, but you can overcome this challenge and make a decision.

We’re Here for You

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, know that Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center is here to help. We offer lab-quality, self-administered pregnancy tests, ultrasound referrals, and pregnancy options information. You deserve the compassionate care and information needed to make an informed decision.

All our services are free and confidential. Don’t wait to get the answers you need—you’re worth it.

Contact us today to learn more. You’re not alone.

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