Every time you have sex, there is a chance that you will get pregnant. The symptoms of pregnancy vary from woman to woman and from one pregnancy to another. One of the most common symptoms is a delayed or skipped period. You may notice signs of pregnancy a week after conception. It is also possible that the symptoms begin a few weeks later.
If you think you might be pregnant, you should be aware of these early signs and symptoms: the absence of menstruation, headaches, breast tenderness, nausea, and lower back pain. Unfortunately, these symptoms are not exclusive to pregnancy, and you could be pregnant without experiencing any of them.
If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you have a pregnancy test. If the test is positive, confirm if the pregnancy is viable by ultrasound as soon as possible.
Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy
In addition to the lack of the period, the first symptoms of pregnancy may include:
- Nausea with or without vomiting.
- Sensitive and swollen breasts.
- Increased urination
- Aversion to food or cravings.
- Abdominal distension.
Sometimes pregnancy symptoms are less familiar or obvious. If you are pregnant, you may also experience:
- Slight bleeding or cramping.
- Back pains.
- Humor changes.
- Darkening of the areolas.
If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider. You can opt for maternity, adoption or abortion. You may find it helpful to talk to someone about all these options. Many women do. Pregnancy centers offer confidential support and accurate information about all pregnancy options. These centers, however, do not offer or refer to abortion services.
The information provided on this website is for general educational purposes and should not be taken as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.