Could it be? Did you miss a period and are feeling a little off? Do you think you might be pregnant? Are you wondering what the key signs of early pregnancy are? There are at least six key signs to look for if you think you might be pregnant and want abortion options.
If you’re not under a lot of stress and are sexually active, and your period is more than a week late, you might be pregnant unless your cycle is irregular.
Sensitive or swollen breasts.
When you’re pregnant, your hormone levels increase. A woman’s breasts might be sensitive and sore. However, the initial discomfort eventually subsides after a few weeks.
Sometimes this is accompanied with vomiting. Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, often introduces itself approximately one month after you become pregnant. Suddenly something you smell every morning, like coffee, will turn your stomach.
If you find yourself using the bathroom more to pee, you might be pregnant. When a woman gets pregnant, the amount of blood in her body increases, which causes the kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
Because hormone progesterone levels significantly increase during pregnancy, many women find themselves struggling with sleepiness and fatigue.
If you find yourself having extreme mood swings, you may be pregnant.
Additional signs and symptoms may include:
- Light spotting (this sometimes happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterus, known as implantation bleeding.
- Some women experience mild uterine cramping early in pregnancy.
- Nasal congestion and increased blood production can cause the mucous membranes in your nose to swell, causing your nasal to dry out and bleed easily.
Although many of these signs and symptoms aren’t unique to pregnancy, some can indicate that you’re getting sick or that your period is about to start.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
The best time to take a pregnancy test is after your period is late. If your cycles are irregular or you don’t chart your cycles, don’t take a test until you’ve passed the longest menstrual cycle you usually have. For example, if your cycles range from 30 to 36 days, the best time to take a test would be day 37 or later.
At Care Net of NNY, we offer a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) urine test is a pregnancy test. A pregnant woman’s placenta produces hCG, also called the pregnancy hormone. If you’re pregnant, the test can usually detect this hormone in your urine about a day after your first missed period.
Our tests are 98% accurate. But if you’re still concerned, we can provide you with an ultrasound. All of our services are free and confidential. The sooner your pregnancy is confirmed, the sooner you can figure out the next best step. Why not contact us by phone at (315)782-5433 or schedule an appointment online.