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Think you might be pregnant? While a pregnancy test and ultrasound are the only surefire ways to know if you’re pregnant, early pregnancy can cause common symptoms in many women.

Read on to learn the top signs of pregnancy. Or, if you’re looking for free, lab-quality pregnancy testing, contact us today to schedule a confidential appointment.

Top Signs of early pregnancy

From the moment of conception, when the sperm meets the egg, special hormones tell your body to begin preparing for pregnancy. These hormones can cause symptoms. If you notice any of the following, it could be a sign of pregnancy:

  1. Missed menstrual period. This can be one of the first signs of pregnancy, as stopping menstrual periods is one of the ways your body prepares to sustain and nourish the pregnancy.
  2. Sore, swollen breasts. Does your bra feel tighter? Noticing increased sensitivity? The same hormones that stop your period are preparing your breasts for breastfeeding, which may cause differences in sensation.
  3. Frequent urination. Are you going to the bathroom more frequently? If so, pregnancy could be to blame. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases, which makes your kidneys work harder to filter your blood and can cause you to urinate more frequently.
  4. Nausea with or without vomiting. Often referred to as “morning sickness,” during early pregnancy, you may feel nausea or vomit throughout the day.
  5. Fatigue. If you’re feeling more tired than usual without a specific cause, this could indicate pregnancy.

While experiencing these signs could mean you’re pregnant, they can also be signs of other health conditions. This is why it’s essential to take a pregnancy test and follow up with an ultrasound if you think you could be pregnant.

At Alternatives Laurel Highlands Pregnancy Center, we offer free, lab-quality pregnancy testing and follow-up ultrasounds. We also provide consultations with our caring team to go over your results. Get the clarity you need by scheduling an appointment today.

*Alternatives Laurel Highlands Pregnancy Center does not provide or refer for abortion services. 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.

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