Am I Really Pregnant?

Pregnancy is a time of big changes in your body – after all, you are growing an entirely new person! There are lots of things you can expect early on, however, not all women experience all the signs. Here are some of the typical early pregnancy symptoms:

No Period
This one is pretty obvious, but some women do experience a bit of bleeding from time to time. While it is not always cause for concern, it’s best to get any bleeding checked out. The lack of a period does not always mean pregnancy though! There are other things such as travel, fatigue, stress, illness, and hormonal changes that can also cause an absence of menstruation.

Morning Sickness
Morning sickness usually happens 2 – 8 weeks after conception and can really occur any time of the day. If your morning sickness is severe, you will want to check with your doctor.

Frequent Urination
At about 6 – 8 weeks after conception, you may find your trips to the bathroom are happening a lot more frequently.

Tender or Tingling Breasts
This can be a very early sign – as soon as a few days after conception.

Darkening of the Areola
Sometime in the first trimester, you may notice the area around your nipples darkening

Food Cravings
This is another sign that can start occurring in the first trimester. Some women crave things to eat that are not even food items!

Positive Home Pregnancy Test
These tests are pretty darn accurate. That said, it is possible to get a negative result and later find out that you are indeed pregnant. If you get a positive result, you should still visit your health care practitioner for another pregnancy test for confirmation and an examination.

As always, if you have any concerns, it’s best to call your medical practitioner just to be sure.

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