If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or are worried that your birth control failed, then you may wonder if you’re pregnant. While every woman’s pregnancy is unique, there are several common symptoms you can watch out for.
While this is the most common and well-known symptom, it doesn’t always mean you are pregnant. Illness, stress, or recent travel can all impact your body and sometimes lead to a change in your normal cycle. While a missed period doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant, you should still proceed with caution in consuming things like alcohol until you can confirm with a pregnancy test.
Sickness or Vomiting
The next common symptom is commonly referred to as “morning sickness.” Even though it has “morning” in the name, pregnant women can experience nausea or vomiting at different times of day, or sometimes just an overall feeling of vague nausea throughout the day. Morning sickness occurs because your body is going through hormonal changes as it prepares for pregnancy.
Food Aversions or Cravings
Another common symptom of pregnancy is food cravings or aversions. You may crave foods you’ve always hated, or hate foods you’ve always loved. Your tastes may change throughout the pregnancy as well.
These are just a few of the most common symptoms, but this list is not exhaustive. If you are experiencing any of these or other pregnancy symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test to understand if you’re actually pregnant before doing anything else.
Free Pregnancy Testing
We offer free pregnancy testing at Pregnancy Resource Center and would love to help you. You don’t have to wonder, and we will always keep your information and appointment completely confidential. We’re here for you. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or come visit us today!