Uncertainty is uncomfortable, especially when an unplanned pregnancy is involved. Taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure whether or not you’re pregnant. But certain physical signs could point to pregnancy days before you take a test.

Take a look below at some of the most commonly reported signs of pregnancy.

Missed Period

Missing your monthly period is a tell-tale sign of pregnancy. But for women who do not have regular monthly cycles, missing or being late for a period could be misleading.

Frequent Bathroom Trips

Many women report an increase in urination during the first few weeks of pregnancy. As the uterus grows and expands to accommodate the pregnancy, the bladder can have more pressure on it, prompting that urge to go more than usual.

Food Aversions

Food aversions are one of those early pregnancy signs that some women experience and others do not. This can look like suddenly hating your favorite food or being repulsed by certain smells like coffee brewing.

Fatigue or Exhaustion

A woman’s body changes so much during pregnancy it’s no wonder exhaustion and fatigue are signs something is going on. New hormones are produced every day and the placenta that supports the pregnancy for nine months is made from scratch.

Nasal Congestion

Did you know a stuffy nose could be a sign that you’re pregnant? According to the Mayo Clinic, a woman’s blood volume increases by 30-50% during pregnancy and can cause the mucus membranes in the nose to swell, leaving you with the feeling of a chronic, stuffy nose.

Am I Really Pregnant?

Taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure whether you’re pregnant or not.

If you’ve missed your expected period date or are quickly approaching that day, Mendo Lake Women’s Center is here to serve you. We offer lab-quality pregnancy tests so you can get accurate results and start planning your next steps.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.