Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Symptoms also vary depending on how long you’ve been pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms at one week are different from pregnancy symptoms at four weeks. Some women experience early signs of pregnancy or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all.

Thinking you may be pregnant is a big deal. Our caring and compassionate client care specialists are here to listen and offer you support.

Top 10 Symptoms of Pregnancy
1. Itchy or Tingling Nipple
2. Increased Sense of Smell
3. Frequent Urination
4. Nausea or Vomiting
5. Unexplained Fatigue
6. Lightheadedness
7. Backaches or Cramping
8. Food Cravings or Aversions
9. Darkening of Nipples
10. Late or Missed Period

Early pregnancy symptoms can mimic a normal period, the flu, PMS, or even an STD. Some people experience many symptoms and some not at all. If you have more than one of the following symptoms or a late period, make an appointment and get the answers you need right away.

Your Next Step:

If you have been experiencing any of the above early pregnancy symptoms, you should take a pregnancy test to find out whether or not you’re pregnant. Hope Pregnancy Center offers free, confidential pregnancy testing and a limited OB ultrasound to confirm pregnancy.

A positive test (including a home test) is an indication of pregnancy, but not a confirmation. The test result should be confirmed by an OB Ultrasound.

An ultrasound determines the viability of a pregnancy. Many pregnancies naturally self-terminate after just a few weeks. In addition, you may have an ectopic or tubal pregnancy (a pregnancy seated in the fallopian tube rather than the uterus) which requires immediate medical attention.

If you weren’t expecting to get pregnant or aren’t feeling ready to be pregnant, we provide you education about your pregnancy options. Hope Pregnancy Center’s trained volunteers will listen to your concerns and help you consider and understand your options. We don’t offer judgment or criticism; we’re here to help and support you. If you’re uncertain, scared, sad, or feeling alone, we can help.