Wondering if You’re Pregnant?

Know for sure. Get a lab-quality test at the Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County today.

Wondering if You’re Pregnant?

Know for sure. Get a lab-quality test at Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County today.

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Are you wondering if you’re pregnant? The most obvious sign, and the one most wait for, is a missed period. However, there are many changes in your body that occur before that point.

You should know that the early signs of pregnancy tend to differ from one woman to the next. Of course, your best bet is to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. But paying attention to early symptoms of pregnancy is also important. With that in mind, consider these 12 early signs of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Symptoms Week 1

The American Pregnancy Association (APA) conducted a survey on the first signs of pregnancy. Of the women polled, 29% reported a missed period and 25% reported nausea as the first symptoms of pregnancy. We’ll consider these two first and then focus on 10 additional indicators. 

  1. Missed Period. A missed period is often the very first sign a woman has that she may be pregnant. Many women begin seeking answers because they know they’re late for their next period. If you’ve had a missed period of about one week, you might consider this a possible indicator of pregnancy. However, this symptom in itself may not be accurate if you’ve had irregular menstrual cycles.
  2. Nausea/Vomiting. Nausea is quite common in the first trimester and may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. This is known as morning sickness, though it can be experienced later in the day as well. The severity can differ from person to person. It isn’t totally clear what the cause is for morning sickness, but it may be due to hormonal changes.

Other Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

  1. Tender/Swollen Breasts. In the APA survey cited above, about 17% of women surveyed reported this as the first sign of pregnancy. However, this can occur between four and six weeks into pregnancy. You may experience tingling, aching, and swelling/enlargement of the breast tissue. You may also notice darkening of the areas surrounding the nipples. Once your body adjusts to your new hormonal changes, these feelings should subside.
  2. Light Spotting/Bleeding/Vaginal Discharge. This is known as implantation bleeding and occurs after the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. Implantation bleeding could be mistaken for a menstrual period, but there are some distinct differences. Some of the key differences include a smaller amount, shorter time, lighter color, and absence of clotting.
  3. Cramping and pain. The cramps women experience when pregnant may seem similar to those during PMS. But just as we mentioned above with implantation bleeding, implantation cramps are different. These cramps would be present even after you’ve missed your period. Other pregnancy signs and symptoms include leg cramping and soreness in the lower back.
  4. Headaches are so common that this one can’t be relied upon alone. In this case, you may also be experiencing lightheadedness or dizziness. These symptoms would be due to hormonal changes in your body. You should consider them in conjunction with other pregnancy symptoms you’re experiencing.
  5. Sensitivity to Smell. Though there may be little scientific consensus on this one, it remains a commonly reported symptom. Sensitivity to smell is something that many women report particularly in the early stages of pregnancy. It may also be one of the causes of nausea during this time.
  6. Change of Appetite. Does the Caesar salad you normally love seem a little off-putting? Or does your craving for potato chips and spicy salsa seem out of character? Change of appetite is common as an early sign of pregnancy. Often, the foods you normally desire won’t sound good to you at all. This may also be due to hormonal changes and along with changes in your senses.
  7. Frequent Urination. Having to hop up and run to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Unless you’re hydrating like crazy, that could also be one of the pregnancy signs and symptoms to watch for. Also due to hormonal changes, it’s possible to experience this even before missing your period.
  8. Constipation and Bloating. Speaking of hydration, that’s not a bad idea considering this symptom can be very uncomfortable! If you’ve had fewer than three bowel movements in a given week, you may be dealing with pregnancy constipation. Hormonal changes can be the culprit behind bloating and constipation.
  9. Mood Swings/Fatigue. Mood swings and fatigue are also attributable to hormonal changes. This is because your body is producing a hormone called progesterone. This hormone supports the pregnancy and is responsible for milk production in the breasts as well. As soon as one week after conception, you could experience fatigue due to your body working harder to pump additional blood to support this new life.
  10. Heartburn, or indigestion may affect more women in the second and third trimesters. However, it’s generally considered to stem from your increase in progesterone levels, so don’t rule it out. Especially if it’s not something you normally experience.

If you think you are pregnant and are experiencing any of the above symptoms take these three next steps:

Step 1: Call or text us

Step 2: schedule an appointment

Step 3: Get a lab-quality pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound if your test is positive.

We provide FREE and confidential pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at our medical clinic in the Wooster. The earlier you know, the more time you have to plan.

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Step 1: Call or text us

Step 2: schedule an appointment

Step 3: Get a lab quality pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound if your test is positive.

We provide FREE and confidential pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at our medical clinics in the Wooster. The earlier you know, the more time you have to plan.

What others are saying about Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County

I absolutely loved my visit. Everyone was very nice and helpfu.l I couldn't ask for a better person for an ultrasound tech. I will definitely keep in touch with them!
Crystal W.
The staff cared and explained and answered my questions fully, I am grateful for your staff and resources.
Sarah A.
Amazing, helpful, loving people.... love going not only for the support by the awesome staff, but also for the teachings and opportunities to earn nice things for my baby while learning ways to better take care of him and be a better parent.
Alea M.

What others are saying about Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County

I absolutely loved my visit. Everyone was very nice and helpfu.l I couldn't ask for a better person for an ultrasound tech. I will definitely keep in touch with them!
Crystal W.
The staff cared and explained and answered my questions fully, I am grateful for your staff and resources.
Sarah A.
Amazing, helpful, loving people.... love going not only for the support by the awesome staff, but also for the teachings and opportunities to earn nice things for my baby while learning ways to better take care of him and be a better parent.
Alea M.

Questions & Answers

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please call us at 330.264.5880, or schedule an appointment online.

Our professional medical-grade lab quality pregnancy test can determine pregnancy the first day after your first missed period. We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our medical professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will then confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy via an ultrasound.

All our services are provided free of charge.

All you need is photo ID. If receiving a pregnancy test or limited ultrasound you will need to drink plenty of water to ensure you have a full bladder.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.)

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