Did you miss your last period? Are your breasts unusually tender—more so than they get before menstruation? Are you suffering from nausea and vomiting in the mornings?
While every woman’s body is different, the following 10 symptoms can help clarify if you think you may be expecting. The only surefire way to know whether or not you’re pregnant is by having a blood test done at the doctor’s office. However, a pregnancy test (which is most accurate after a missed period) can also help.
In addition to taking a test, here are some possible telltale symptoms of pregnancy…
A Missed Period
The most obvious symptom of early pregnancy is the (dreaded or celebrated) missed period. If you’ve been trying to have a baby, this symptom will likely fill you with hope and joy. If you’re single and sexually active, chances are a missed period will induce anxiety and worry. Either way, you should head to the drugstore to get yourself a home pregnancy test. These tests are more accurate than ever, and they’re a quick alternative to dealing with doctors and ultrasounds.
However, you should keep in mind that pregnancy isn’t the only reason you might miss a period. Extreme stress, significant swings in your weight (either weight gain or weight loss), and even your diet can cause you to miss a period. Some medications, such as antibiotics, can also wreak havoc on your menstruation cycle. The bottom line is this: while all pregnancies will cause you to miss periods, not all missed periods are because of pregnancy.