Suspect you’re pregnant? There are some common symptoms to be aware of. But you should get an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. Read this article to learn about the symptoms associated with early pregnancy.

Missed Period

A missed period can be the biggest sign of an early pregnancy. If your periods are usually regular, wait a few days before testing. Stress can cause it to be up to a week late.


Due to significant fluctuation of hormonal levels, acne can be a first-trimester pregnancy symptom. However, acne can also occur during your period.


It’s normal to want to nap every now and then, but if you are feeling exhausted on a regular basis, this can be a sign of early pregnancy. 

Frequent Urination

During the first trimester, there is a rapid rise of blood in your body due to hormone fluctuations, which causes your kidneys to work overtime. Frequent visits to the restroom are among the top signs of early pregnancy.


Known as “morning sickness,” nausea is another common early pregnancy symptom that can occur during the first trimester. 

Not every pregnant woman experiences this, and its severity can vary from person to person. 

Light Spotting

Light bleeding can be a sign of implantation. This occurs around 10-14 days after conception as the embryo is implanted in the uterine lining, so this could be a pregnancy symptom. 


If you are experiencing sharp mood swings, such as sudden anger, frustration, or if you are unusually sensitive, this can be a pregnancy symptoms also attributed to pregnancy’s fluctuating hormones.

How Do I Know If I’m Pregnant?

The only way to confirm your pregnancy is to have an ultrasound. Pregnancy tests are designed with a reactive strip that detects hCG, the pregnancy hormone. You may need to wait until a week after your missed period so there are detectable levels.

You can take a no-cost lab quality pregnancy test along with a consultation at our center where you can ask questions and learn about local resources in a safe, compassionate environment. 

We are here to support you as you navigate this pregnancy journey. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!