Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy; however, one of the most significant pregnancy symptoms is a missed menstrual period. Some women experience signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all.
Understanding the signs and symptoms of pregnancy is important because each symptom may be related to something other than pregnancy. Below is a listing of some of the most common pregnancy signs and symptoms. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of the following symptoms it is important to take a pregnancy test and confirm the results with an ultrasound. An ultrasound can also help determine if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition where the fetus is developing outside of the uterus, which requires emergency medical attention.
If you have confirmed that you are pregnant then you have choices to consider: various parenting routes, adoption choices, or abortion. Only you can decide what is best for you, but we are here to help. A staff member at Front Royal Pregnancy Center is available to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.