5 Early Signs You May Be Pregnant

If you are trying to get pregnant, it is common to become remarkably in tune with your body, especially during the last half of your monthly cycle as you anticipate a potential pregnancy. Beyond a positive pregnancy test and missed period, some women notice some very early signs that conception has taken place. While we always encourage women to confirm their suspicions with one of our providers before getting your hopes too high, here are five of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy:

Fatigue

It is common to have fluctuating energy levels as a woman, especially during PMS. However, excessive fatigue is also a typical occurrence for early pregnancy as your hormones experience drastic changes.

Sore Breasts

Tenderness in your breasts can develop as soon as one week after conception. A rise in estrogen and progesterone is to blame. For most pregnant women, this breast soreness is more noticeable than what you experience before a menstrual cycle.

Light Bleeding

Spotting when you are anxious for a positive pregnancy test can be unnerving. However, don’t dismiss the potential of conception if you have light bleeding. When the fertilized egg implants into the wall of the uterus, it is common to experience some very light but temporary vaginal bleeding.

Headaches

We know that headaches can be caused by a number of factors and circumstances. However, mild headaches are also a result of the quickly rising blood volume in your body that happens when you get pregnant.

Nausea

Morning sickness is one of the pregnancy symptoms that most women hope to avoid. Unfortunately, it can begin in the first few weeks for some women. If you feel nauseous or “motion sick,” this can be an indication of pregnancy.

Your Trusted Obstetrician in Cumming

At North Pointe OB/GYN, we understand how consuming it can be to monitor your body for signs of pregnancy. While we love educating women on the potential symptoms of an early pregnancy, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a pregnancy test and/or ultrasound at our Cumming clinic.

 

 

 

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