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What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

November 22, 2023

What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms? 

Pregnancy symptoms can often go unnoticed because they are so similar to other health conditions. 

Maybe you often feel bloated around your period, or perhaps you wonder if the increased urgency you’re feeling could be a urinary tract infection. 

Rest assured, you can find out if you’re pregnant at Woman’s New Life Clinic. 

Call us to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you. We also provide low-cost women’s STD testing and urgent gynecologic care so we can treat other issues if pregnancy isn’t the cause of your symptoms.

The Top Pregnancy Symptoms

According to Mayo Clinic, these are the top symptoms:

  1. Missed Period

Often the first sign a woman notices, a missed period could indicate pregnancy. However, it can be more difficult to catch if you have irregular periods.

  1. Tender, Swollen Breasts

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make your breasts feel tender, sore, sensitive, and even swollen. As you adjust to these changes, the discomfort will likely decrease.

  1. Nausea with or without Vomiting

Also known as morning sickness, many women experience nausea about one to two months after becoming pregnant. Every woman is different with how nauseous they feel and when it starts for them. Some women don’t feel nauseous at all. 

  1. Increased Urination

Are you running to the bathroom more frequently? This is a common pregnancy symptom as the amount of blood in your body increases, and your kidneys process more fluid.

If you still feel urgency after using the bathroom, your urine smells strong, or it appears red, pink, or cloudy, it’s a good idea to be evaluated for a UTI. Urinary tract infections are also common during pregnancy and can be treated easily.

  1. Fatigue

Maybe you feel extra sleepy, and you have no idea why. During pregnancy, your body is going through many hormonal changes, which could cause fatigue. However, experts still aren’t certain of the exact cause of sleepiness during the first trimester.

Additional Pregnancy Symptoms 

Other symptoms could include moodiness, bloating, light spotting, cramping, constipation, nasal congestion, and food aversions.

Ready to Find Out for Sure?

Schedule an appointment at Woman’s New Life Clinic to determine if you’re pregnant or need gynecologic treatment. We also offer professional counseling to help you process the news or navigate any challenging life situations.

Call the office closest to you to schedule an appointment:

New Orleans: 504.831.3117

Baton Rouge: 225.663.6470