What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

Have you recently had unprotected sex and are worried you might be pregnant? Pregnancy often has a way of revealing itself even before it’s time to take an at-home test.

Of course, you will need to take a pregnancy test to confirm or deny your suspicions, but in the meantime, take a look at the list below of common early pregnancy signs.

Missed Period

Missing your monthly menstrual cycle is often one of the most accurate indicators of pregnancy. However, illness, stress, or certain medications can alter your cycle and cause you to be late as well.


A woman’s body kicks into overdrive during pregnancy. In the early weeks, the body increases hormone production and creates the placenta to nourish the pregnancy. Both of these take a lot of extra energy to accomplish. This is why fatigue and tiredness are often a telling sign of pregnancy.

Tender or Sore Breasts

Are your breasts sore or tender to the touch? Hormones are likely to blame for this symptom often experienced in early pregnancy. The good news is most women report only having breast tenderness during the first trimester.


We’ve all seen the TV shows where a certain food or drink nauseates pregnant women. Often referred to as morning sickness, early pregnancy nausea can actually occur any time of the day or night. The science isn’t clear on why this nausea occurs, but again, increased hormones are most likely the cause.

More Trips to the Bathroom

Women in their first trimester often report an increase in urination. During those first few weeks, the body’s blood volume increases by 30-50%. All this extra blood gives the kidneys more to process and may be the cause of increased trips to the bathroom.

Next Steps

If you are experiencing two or more of the above symptoms, it’s time to schedule a pregnancy test. Fayette Pregnancy Center offers no-cost pregnancy testing and mentorship to help women plan their next life steps.

To make an appointment, call us at 770-719-2288 or text us at 770-762-0804, and one of our caring staff members will help you.

Don’t leave your future to chance; make a plan today!