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Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy[1]

There is a chance you can get pregnant any time you have sex. Every woman has a unique experience with pregnancy symptoms, and even experiences symptoms differently from pregnancy to pregnancy. One of the most common signs you are pregnant is a late or missed period.

You may feel or notice symptoms of pregnancy within a week of getting pregnant. It is also possible you won’t notice the symptoms until a few weeks later.

If you think you could be pregnant, watch for these early signs and symptoms: missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea, and lower backaches. Of course, these symptoms don’t always mean you are pregnant, and you could even be pregnant without feeling any of them.                                                 

If you have had sex and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. If that test is positive, you’ll need to make sure the pregnancy is viable with an ultrasound as soon as you can. 

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

In addition to a missed period, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy might include:

  • Nausea with or without vomiting.
  • Tender, swollen breasts.
  • Increased urination.
  • Fatigue.
  • Food aversions or cravings.
  • Bloating.

Sometimes symptoms of pregnancy are less familiar or obvious. If you're pregnant, you might also experience:

  • Slight bleeding or cramping.
  • Backaches.
  • Headaches.
  • Mood swings.
  • Dizziness.
  • Constipation.
  • Darkening of the Areolas.

If you are pregnant, you have three choices: You could choose parenting, adoption, or abortion. So many women find it is helpful to talk with someone about all these options. We offer confidential support and accurate information about all pregnancy options. We do not stand to profit in any way from your choice, but we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.


Our Hours

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and in order to comply with Ohio's statewide Stay-at-Home order and CDC guidelines, we have made some temporary service changes.

Temporary Service Changes: 

  • For pregnancy tests: Please contact us via the text line at 740.591.2273. A free pregnancy test can be picked up if needed. Options information and referrals will be provided over the phone.
  • Ultrasound scheduling will resume April 6th, 2020 (subject to change).
  • Pregnancy and parenting education is provided via the phone or teleconference in our Distance Learning Program. 
  • Post-abortion support is provided via the phone or teleconference.
  • STI Testing: At this time, we are unable to accept new patients for STI testing. Current patients who are concerned about STI symptoms or have questions should contact the PRC.
  • For questions or to schedule, text us at 740.591.2273.

Please do not hesitate to contact us! We are doing all we can to be here for you while also maintaining your safety and the safety of our staff. We thank you for your understanding and wish you the best of health.

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