Category Archives:First Pregnancy Symptoms?

First Pregnancy Symptoms?

Jan. 11.

I missed my period entirely. Does that mean I’m pregnant?

If you normally have regular periods, this is a common sign of pregnancy.  However, missed periods might have a different cause.  If your period is often variable/irregular, this may be normal – especially for young teens.  Missed periods can also have a variety of causes, including: changes in weight, stress/anxiety, illness, medications (e.g., birth control), changes in schedule, exercise, illegal substances, breast feeding, other medical conditions (thyroid issues), etc.   Take a home pregnancy test, then see your doctor to find out more.

Jan. 11.

My period is “late” – am I pregnant?

If you have had unprotected sex, and if you normally have regular periods, a missed period if a common sign of pregnancy.  However, being “late” for a few days is not unusual.

–      If you’ve had unprotected sex and are concerned, take a home pregnancy test, wait a few days, and re-test in a few days if you still haven’t had a period.
–        If you are a young teen, it is normal to experience variable periods the first 2-3 years when you start to menstruate.  After that, your cycle normally becomes regular.

Jan. 11.

What are the first signs/symptoms of pregnancy?

Missed period, spotting or abnormal period, abdominal pain or cramping, breast changes (tenderness, tingling, swollen), feeling tired, headaches, dizziness, nausea/queasiness (also known as “morning sickness”), vomiting, extra sensitivities (food, smells), frequent urination.