What Are the Signs of Pregnancy Before Testing?

You wake up in the morning and feel nauseous. You realize that your period should have come the day before, and you wonder if you are pregnant.

Many of the signs of pregnancy can also be signs of the flu or that you are about to start your period. However, if you have missed your period and have any of the signs and symptoms listed below, it’s time to take a pregnancy test.

Are you looking for no-cost pregnancy testing? Schedule an appointment at InnerVisions HealthCare today.

Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

While some women may not experience any signs or symptoms of pregnancy other than a missed period, other women report feeling pregnant before taking the test.

Here are some of the possible signs and symptoms:

1. Nausea with or without Vomiting

Often called morning sickness, nausea can occur at any time of the day. It usually starts one to two months after the pregnancy begins. It can range from mild to severe.

2. Increased Urination

Pregnancy causes an increase in blood volume. As a result, the kidneys produce extra fluid, causing more trips to the bathroom.

3. Fatigue

The body produces progesterone to help the pregnancy grow. These hormonal changes may result in an unusual feeling of exhaustion and sleepiness. However, no one knows the exact cause.

4. Tender, Swollen Breasts

The sudden rise in hormones results in breast soreness. This symptom should only last a few weeks until your body adjusts.

5. Missed Period

Each month, a woman’s body builds up a lining in the uterus in preparation for a pregnancy. When that does not occur, that lining breaks down and sheds, resulting in her period.

In turn, when a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall, the lining remains, and the woman misses her period.

Other Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

When a pregnancy occurs, there is a sudden increase in hormones. This can cause moodiness, bloating, constipation, food aversions, and nasal congestion.

As the fertilized egg implants, it can also cause light spotting and cramping.

If You Think You’re Pregnant, What Should You Do?

At InnerVisions Healthcare, our experienced and caring medical team can provide a no-cost pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy. If the test is positive, they can also perform an ultrasound (if no medical contraindications).

Ultrasounds can provide you with an accurate measure of how far along you are. They can also identify if the pregnancy is progressing and growing in the uterus.

We can answer your questions and provide the information you need to make your best decision. Contact us today!