Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What are the First Signs of Pregnancy?

Most of the symptoms of pregnancy are also caused by other conditions. However, if you are experiencing multiple signs of early pregnancy we have a trained staff willing to help. If you missed a period, have the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, or think you might be pregnant consult Path Pregnancy Clinic for help.


Early Pregnancy Signs

  • Missed period.
    If you're actually pregnant and the implantation of the fertilized egg is complete, your body will produce HCG. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin stops the ovaries from releasing additional eggs. This is why if you are pregnant one of the first signs is missing your period. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
    Tender or swollen breasts.
    Your breasts may provide one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. Two weeks after conception, hormonal changes may make your breasts tender or sore.
    Tiredness ranks highly among early symptoms of pregnancy. Your levels of the hormone progesterone increase. Lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure can lower your energy in the early phases of pregnancy.
  • Slight bleeding or spotting.
    One of the first symptoms of pregnancy can be a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding. Implantation bleeding happens when the egg attaches to the lining of the uterus after fertilization. Abdominal cramping is also common in early pregnancy. These cramps feel similar to menstrual cramps.
    One month after you become pregnant morning sickness often begins. However, some women never experience it, while others report constant sickness. Hormones commonly trigger the nausea during pregnancy.
    In early pregnancy the female body increases body temperature, blood creation, and levels of circulation started by hormonal changes. Mild headaches can be a result of the changes happening during early pregnancy.
  • Mood swings.
    Hormones spike in early pregnancy contributing to rapid mood changes. If you find yourself unusually emotional or being overcome with irrational emotion it could be correlated with early pregnancy.
    Appetite Changes.
    Changes in food interest often accompany early pregnancy. Cravings or aversions to certain foods are commonly reported during pregnancy. Food preferences can be linked to hormonal changes like my other symptoms of pregnancy.
    In early pregnancy an increase in progesterone cause a slow down of the intestinal tract. Constipation is a common early symptom of pregnancy.
    Raised body temperature.
    Your basal body temperature is your oral temperature when you first wake up. A slightly higher temperature is common after ovulation. Increased body temperature continued for more than two weeks could mean that you're pregnant.

Schedule Pregnancy Test

If you think you might be pregnant, you will be offered a lab-quality and urine pregnancy test with immediate results. The results of this test will be given to you in a comfortable and private room where your Client Advocate can help you process your next steps. If you receive a negative pregnancy test, you can schedule a follow up appointment in 7-10 days for a retest. Path can provide Medicaid accepted verification.

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