Common Symptoms of Early Pregnancy
There are several signs of early pregnancy that can affect you in the first weeks. The HOPE Center offers FREE pregnancy testing and FREE STD testing for women!
If you are experiencing any of the signs listed below, just call for your free appointment!
- Missed Period:
- Frequently, a missed period is the first sign of pregnancy.
- Slight Bleeding or Spotting:
- Spotting or cramping may occur in early pregnancy, and can be confused with an irregular period.
- Increased Discharge:
- You may see an added mucus substance after using the restroom. (If there is an odor associated with this discharge, please consider STD testing.)
- If you are pregnant, you may feel a difference in your energy level. You may seem tired, even in the middle of the day.
- Morning Sickness:
- It is common in the early weeks of pregnancy to feel nauseated in the morning, but this can linger throughout the day for some women.
- Food Sensitivity:
- Common foods that you once ate could smell different now or make you feel ill.
- Abdominal Bloating:
- Some women experience bloating and abdominal discomfort.
- Tender or Swollen Breasts:
- This is a common sign that affects many women in the early weeks of pregnancy. The nipples can become tender to touch and the breasts seem fuller and more sensitive.
- Higher Body Temperature:
- Women can feel like they are perspiring for no reason, and they may have a higher body temperature. Sometimes, early pregnancy will give hot flashes that are inconsistent and unpredictable.
- Frequent Urination:
- It is a common sign to have an increased urge to urinate during the first weeks of pregnancy.
- Headaches and backaches are common with pre-menstrual symptoms. These are also signs of early pregnancy. A pregnancy test is needed to determine if a woman is pregnant.
Common Questions About Pregnancy Tests:
Is this test accurate?
Yes, their accuracy rate is 99%. We use the same testing method as doctor’s offices and we have medical personnel on staff to assist us. We offer pregnancy testing in a medical office setting, FREE of charge.
Can I get a second test if my period doesn’t start later on?
Yes, you can call our office for a second appointment. Our facility does not charge for pregnancy tests. This is a service that The HOPE Center provides to the community.
My periods are irregular, and I can’t be sure of the test results. What should I do?
If you are unsure of your pregnancy status after your pregnancy test results, you are encouraged to seek a second opinion. We are unable to prescribe medication for irregular periods.
What do I bring to my appointment at The HOPE Center?
We only need a valid Photo ID to administer the test. There is no charge for our services, and you will get your results during your visit. You are free to bring visitors, and they can wait in our lobby while we do the test. You can share your results with them as soon as you know!