The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. However, there may be many reasons why a woman’s cycle is off schedule: stress, exercising harder than usual, etc. Before jumping to conclusions after a missed period, read below for more pregnancy information and symptoms to help discern if your missed period is actually due to a pregnancy, or call Clearway Clinic to schedule a free pregnancy test and get accurate pregnancy information from our medical professionals.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Feeling unusually tired
- Feeling light-headed or dizzy.
- Unusual food cravings
- Unusual aversion to certain foods
- Nausea in the morning or all day long
Three Questions to Ask
If you have a late period or are experiencing any of the above pregnancy symptoms, the first step is to take a free pregnancy test, which our office is happy to provide. If it is determined that you are pregnant, it is important to next get the information to answer to these three vital questions:
- Is my pregnancy viable?
One in five pregnancies end of natural processes, such as miscarriage, before 7 weeks. It is also important to rule out the possibility of a dangerous ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the Fallopian tubes).[1. WebMD. (2014, January). Ectopic Pregnancy: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-ectopic-pregnancy]
- How far along am I?
Your gestational age determines your due date and impacts your pregnancy options, specifically the cost and type of abortion you would be eligible for. The best way to determine gestational age is with an ultrasound, which we can provide free of charge along with our free pregnancy test.
- Do I have an STD?
An untreated STD (sexually transmitted disease) can have a negative impact on your reproductive health and the health of your baby. It’s important to be tested and treated for any STDs.
At a Pregnancy Confirmation appointment, we will confirm your pregnancy with a free pregnancy test, determine your gestational age, and provide you with the accurate pregnancy information and options you need to make the decision that’s right for you.