What are common pregnancy symptoms?

There are a lot of reasons you might think you are pregnant. Maybe your period is a few days late, or you’re having other unusual symptoms like being unusually sleepy or making more trips to the bathroom than normal. Most women at some point will be concerned or wonder if they are pregnant. This can be an overwhelming feeling – especially if you weren’t planning on getting pregnant right now. At Caris, we specialize in meeting the unique emotional needs of women who are unexpectedly pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant, please contact us and we can help you figure it out.

There are a lot of symptoms that could indicate that you are pregnant, and every woman’s experience with pregnancy is a little bit different. Some women have a lot of symptoms, some very few. Some common symptoms that might mean you should take a pregnancy test include:

  • Missed period
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent bathroom use
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Being very tired
  • Feeling lightheaded or fainting
  • Backaches
  • Food cravings or aversions or a change in appetite
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weight loss or gain

However, some of these symptoms may be experienced for reasons other than pregnancy.  Pregnancy symptoms can be very similar to period symptoms, which can feel confusing.  You know your body the best, so if you suspect that you could be pregnant, the best way to confirm is by taking a pregnancy test. Caris offers free pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate 2 weeks after a missed period.  A Caris counselor will meet with you and perform the test in a safe and confidential environment.  Your counselor will give you the results of your tests immediately, so you won’t have to wait to find out if you are pregnant. Once you have your results, your counselor will sit and talk with you and answer any questions you might have. Learn more about how our counselors can help you. Call or walk in to meet with one of our counselors.

If you have questions or are experiencing any of the symptoms shown above, or just want to talk to someone, our counselors are available. Please contact us.