Early Signs of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy
Posted on 02/15/2019
Early Signs of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience. It brings on many physical and emotional changes while requiring lifestyle changes as well. Because of this, it’s important to know as soon as possible to ensure the best pregnancy care from the start. Here are some of the early signs you may be pregnant.

  • Missed Period

  • One of the first signs of pregnancy is a missed period. While not every woman has a regular menstrual cycle, if you do and have missed your period, you should consider taking a pregnancy test. Many women who do not usually have a regular period miss this important indicator and may not even know they are pregnant until they visit their obgyn doctor.

  • Changes in the Breast

  • Tenderness of the breasts are another common sign of pregnancy. During this time, the breast becomes tender and swollen or may even feel fuller and heavier. This is due to hormonal changes in the body after conception.

  • Morning Sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting are commonly associated with pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. This can sometimes be triggered by certain smells or foods, but the exact cause of morning sickness is unknown.

  • Lethargy

  • During pregnancy, it is normal for a woman to sleep more and feel more tired throughout the day. This can start as early as a week after conception and is the result of the hormone progesterone. If lethargy is beginning to interfere with your ability to remain productive, you should consider visiting a women’s health center to confirm the cause of your feeling of exhaustion and to treat it.

  • Mood Swings

  • If you are not usually prone to mood swings but begin to notice a change in your emotional wellbeing, pregnancy may be the reason. However, only a pregnancy test or a trip to a medical doctor, such as an obstetrician, can confirm this.

Still Unsure?

To ensure women get the best pregnancy care possible, it’s important to know as early as possible. If you or someone you know may be pregnant, call the Doylestown Women's Health Center at 215-340-2229 to book an appointment today.