SYMPTOMS

Do you think you may be experiencing early signs of pregnancy?

The symptoms of early pregnancy vary for everyone, but the most accurate way to know for sure if you may be pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. Helping Hand Pregnancy Center helps you self-administer a free, confidential, lab-quality pregnancy testing and medically accurate information regarding exactly when a new life begins. If you believe you are experiencing early pregnancy symptoms it is completely normal, it is your body’s way of saying new life has begun.

Common Symptoms you may Experience Include:

Late Period

A missed period is the most common indication that causes a woman to test for pregnancy. HHPC provides free, self-administered lab quality pregnancy testing and medically accurate information about this confusing and emotional time period. When you become pregnant, your monthly menstrual period stops and will not resume until after delivery.

“Spotting” or Cramps

This does not happen to every woman, but what you think is a light period may actually be the first signs that something is happening - that life has begun.
Many women can experience brief, slight spotting (bleeding or flow) early in their pregnancy. If this occurs, it will be much lighter and much shorter than a normal menstrual period.

If you have had sex and are unsure if your period is late or if you are experiencing "spotting", we have information that will help you.

Tender Breasts

Swollen or tender breasts are pregnancy symptoms which may begin about the time that your period is late. You may notice changes in your breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen. Some women also notice darkening of the nipples, sometimes this is accompanied by pain or a tingling in the nipples.

Nausea

This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.

Tiredness

Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start early - about the time that you have missed a period. Why are you tired in early pregnancy? The woman's hormone levels and blood supply is increasing, and her metabolism is adjusting. In other words, your body is working hard to nourish your baby during these days of rapid growth.