Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

The most common symptom is nausea or a missed period, but there are a variety of signs that can point to whether or not you’re pregnant. Read the rest of this article to compare your symptoms to those of early pregnancy and learn about what best next steps to take.


Unfortunately, this one is not just reserved to high school or certain times of your cycle. In your first trimester, your hormone levels are changing and increasing. Up to half of pregnant women can expect to have some acne.

Missed Period

A missed period can be the most telling, so if your periods are usually regular, wait a few days before you start to be concerned, because it can be up to a week late. 


If you feel like you can’t make it through the day without napping, fatigue is a common sign of early pregnancy. The best solution is to rest as much as possible.

Frequent Urination

Although it is not a concern as a standalone symptom, it does rank in the top most-experienced symptoms of early pregnancy due to the rapid rise of blood in your body, causing your kidneys to work extra hard. 


Also called “morning sickness” although this is not experienced only in the morning, occurs in the mid to late part of the first trimester. Not every woman displays this and the degree of severity can differ from person to person.

Light Spotting

Light bleeding or spotting may occur up to 10-14 days after conception while the embryo is being implanted in the uterine lining of the uterus.


Mood swings or feeling weepy or emotional are not uncommon, attributed to your fluctuating hormones.

How Do I Know If I’m Really Pregnant?

There is no way to know unless you take a pregnancy test. It’s recommended you wait up to a week after your missed period so your body can produce detectable levels of hCG, the hormone that pregnancy tests are designed to detect. 

At The Pregnancy Center, we offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds. Call us with questions if you want to know the best time to take an at-home test or schedule an appointment

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