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Do you think you might be pregnant? 

If you’re having strange physical symptoms, your body might be sending you signals to indicate a pregnancy has begun.

What Are The Most Common Pregnancy Symptoms?

During early pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause physical symptoms, which include:

1. Missed Period

  • During childbearing years, the uterus builds up its lining in preparation for a pregnancy. If a pregnancy does not occur, hormone levels decrease, and the uterine wall leaves the body, causing what is known as a period. 
  • If a fertilized egg does implant in the uterine wall, the uterine lining gets thicker. No period occurs. 

2. Tender Breasts

  • Hormones are released after pregnancy occurs which can cause breasts to feel  tender and swollen. This should only last a few weeks. 

3. Nausea (With or Without Vomiting) 

  • Nausea usually begins one or two months into the pregnancy. It can also occur earlier than that or not at all.
  • This symptom is often known as “morning sickness,” since that is when a lot of women have the biggest trouble. However, this can occur any time of the day. 

4. Increased Urination

  • During pregnancy, the amount of blood in the body increases. This causes the kidneys to produce more urine, resulting in more bathroom visits. 

5. Fatigue

  • Fatigue can result from the stress of pregnancy. However, hormones can be the culprit as well. 

6. Moodiness

  • Hormones are released in larger amounts around the time of a woman’s period, resulting in shifting moods. The same is true with pregnancy. 

7. Food Cravings or Aversions

  • Pregnancy can cause a sensitivity to odors or a change in the taste buds. This, along with nausea, can cause an aversion to certain foods. 
  • Some women report a desire to eat things they normally would not crave. 

While these are the most common early pregnancy symptoms, it’s important to know that these symptoms can also indicate other health conditions as well.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s vital to receive a pregnancy test and ultrasound. At Parke Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center, we provide free pregnancy tests. If you receive a positive result, we can refer you for a free follow-up ultrasound.

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