Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Early Pregnancy Symptoms
Worried you might be pregnant? Having unusual symptoms? Here are some common signs of hormonal changes that may be an indication of pregnancy:

  • Missed Period
  • Sensitive or Swollen Breasts
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Increased Urination
  • Moodiness
  • Bloating
  • Light Spotting or Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Food Aversions
  • Nasal Congestion

Although many of these can be a result of other conditions, the best thing to do is to buy an over the counter pregnancy test available at your local pharmacy and most grocery stores. This is a simple stick test that has instructions in the package. It works by detecting the amount of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) in your urine. This is a very specific hormone that is only made when a woman is pregnant. If there is enough of the hormone in your system the urine test will be positive. The hormone gradually increases in your body, so if  it’s too early and there isn’t enough in your system yet, it may show a negative result on the stick. If you get a negative result, but still think you are pregnant, wait a few days and buy another one. Please be aware that the urine pregnancy test cannot tell you how far along the pregnancy is or if it is developing normally.
Make an appointment at an early pregnancy diagnosis clinic to meet with a medical professional to know for sure. A positive pregnancy test and early ultrasound will determine if a pregnancy is viable and will get you and baby off to a healthy start since you wont be seen by an OBGYN for quite a few weeks. On average, the earliest a fetus can be measured on an ultrasound is after 5 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP).

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