Signs of Pregnancy and Common Pregnancy Symptoms

Signs of Pregnancy and Common Pregnancy Symptoms

If you've been trying to start a family, you may be wondering if what you're feeling really is the beginning of pregnancy, or not. Find out how to tell if you're pregnant.

Sometimes it's hard to interpret the signals your body is sending you. So if you suspect you may be pregnant, you're probably eager to confirm it.

One easy way to find out is to take an over-the-counter home pregnancy test. The latest pregnancy tests can be used the first day of your missed period, are more than 95 percent accurate, and can even give you an estimate of how many weeks pregnant you are. If you do discover you're pregnant, it's important that you make an appointment for your first prenatal visit with your healthcare provider.

There are also signals your body gives you to let you know you're pregnant. Look for these early pregnancy signs:

  • missing a menstrual period
  • frequent urination
  • tender, tingling, swollen breasts
  • "morning sickness," a queasiness that can occur any time of day
  • changes in skin color: darkening of the areola (the area around your nipple), deepening color of veins in your breasts, appearance of a dark line from your navel to your pubic bone
  • food cravings
  • feeling tired and sleepy all the time

If you are pregnant, she will also set up a series of prenatal appointments to get you and your baby off to the best start possible!

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