What are the Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy?

Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy.

One of the most common symptoms is a delayed or missed period after sex. Other common early symptoms are headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches.

If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test.

Because these early symptoms are not unique to pregnancy (and some women may not experience any symptoms) a pregnancy test is the best way to know whether or not you are pregnant. If that test is positive, the next step is to confirm the pregnancy is viable with an ultrasound as soon as you can.

Not sure if you should take a pregnancy test yet? Take our free online pregnancy quiz to get answers now.

Free pregnancy tests, and possibly a free ultrasound, are available at one of these trusted, local pregnancy care centers.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
In addition to a missed period, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy might include:
Nausea with or without vomiting
Tender, swollen breasts
Increased urination
Fatigue
Food aversions or cravings
Bloating
Sometimes symptoms of pregnancy are less familiar or obvious.
If you’re pregnant, you might also experience:
Slight Bleeding or cramping
Backaches
Headaches
Mood swings
Dizziness
Constipation
Darkening of areolas

If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider,
parentingadoption, or abortion.

You may find it helpful to talk with someone about what to do next. This is why we are here. Reach out! We are easy to connect with, and we will offer you compassionate guidance that is personal to you.

We have spoken to over 4 million women since 2003, and we want to connect with you too. While we do not offer or refer for abortion services, we are eager to walk you through all of the several other options that might be a great choice for you.

Note: Option Line and our network of participating pregnancy centers offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, these centers do not offer or refer for abortion services. The information presented on this website and given through contacting Option Line is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.