Symptoms of Pregnancy

Am I Really Pregnant?

If you are sexually active, it’s possible to become pregnant or contract an STD. Here are some common signs of pregnancy, but please be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.

  • Missed Period

  • Slight Bleeding

  • Swollen/Tender Breasts

  • Fatigue/Tiredness

  • Nausea/Morning Sickness

  • Backaches

  • Headaches

  • Frequent Urination

  • Darkening of Nipples

  • Food Cravings or Food Aversions

If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take an accurate pregnancy test. Make an appointment with Compassion Pregnancy Center for free pregnancy testing. Ultrasounds are scheduled at the discretion of our staff.

What If I Have a Positive Test 

While getting a reliable pregnancy test is very important, all a positive test does is tell you that you have a potential pregnancy. Urine and blood pregnancy tests look for the presence or absence of hCG (the hormone released in pregnancy). A pregnancy test cannot tell you whether or not you will have a spontaneous miscarriage or if you have a tubal pregnancy. We can provide a free limited ultrasound to confirm that you have a viable pregnancy, determine location of pregnancy, and establish gestational age.

Things You Need to Know

  • Is the pregnancy viable? Statics show that 25-31% of early pregnancies end in natural miscarriage.

  • How far along are you? This determines the types of abortions available to you.

  • Is the pregnancy in your uterus? Occasionally, the pregnancy is located somewhere else. This is known as an "ectopic" pregnancy.

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