Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
You’re probably reading this because you had sex without protection, missed a period or forgot to take your birth control, and you think you may be pregnant. This can be a super stressful and scary time in your life, but know that you are not alone. In fact, there was a 2011 study that noted that approximately 45% of all pregnancies in the US were unplanned. You may or may not have taken a pregnancy test yet so the first step is to recognize some of the signs of early pregnancy.
So what are the signs I may be pregnant?
Pregnancy symptoms can differ from woman to woman, but the most common signs of early pregnancy include:
Some other signs women experience in the first trimester can include:
I'm experiencing some of these symptoms, now what?
If you’ve had unprotected sex within the last few weeks, missed your period and don’t typically have irregular periods, or have recently taken Plan B, here’s what to do:
Reviewed by Lynn B., BSN, RN