Is your period late, and have you been feeling a little sick lately? If you’ve recently had sex, you may be worried you’re pregnant. There are several early pregnancy symptoms. However, a late period or being overly tired could come from something else.

Your next step is to take a pregnancy test. HopePlace offers free pregnancy tests. Schedule a confidential appointment today.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy:

  1. A Missed Period
    You might be pregnant if your periods are regular and you have not started your monthly cycle for a week or more.
  2. Tender, Swollen Breasts
    Hormonal changes could be causing your breasts to be more sensitive and sore.
  3. Nausea With or Without Vomiting
    This symptom is also known as “Morning Sickness,” although you can feel nauseous anytime during the day or night.
  4. Increased Urination
    The amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, causing your kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
  5. Fatigue
    A rapid rise in the hormone progesterone could contribute to sleepiness.
  6. Moodiness
    Hormones play a massive part in pregnancy symptoms, and the sudden flood can make you unusually emotional and weepy.
  7. Food Aversions
    You become more sensitive to certain odors, and your sense of taste might change.

You May Not Be Pregnant

Other health conditions besides pregnancy could cause some of these symptoms. For instance, stress, a hormonal imbalance, increased exercise, and rapid weight gain or loss can all cause your monthly cycle to change.

Increased urination could be a urinary tract infection, and a cold or the flu could cause tiredness and nausea. Some of these symptoms even occur when your period is about to start.

How Can HopePlace Assist Me?

Wondering whether or not you’re pregnant can be stressful. Find out for sure by taking a pregnancy test. Most at-home tests are reliable, but you must follow the directions carefully. Check the expiration date and take it after you expected your period to start.

We can either retest you or give you your first test. To schedule a confidential appointment today, fill out our online contact form or call or text us at (870) 352-8506. We’re here for you.