Pregnancy Symptoms and How to Confirm Them

Pregnancy Symptoms and How to Confirm Them

Do you have symptoms and are concerned that you might be pregnant?

The good news is that it is easy to determine pregnancy.

You can take a home pregnancy test, which is usually accurate, but can be confusing. For 100% accuracy meet with a medical professional for an in-office pregnancy test with an ultrasound.  The cost for those services can range from free to hundreds of dollars.

At CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center in Dickson, TN our center provides this service completely free. Schedule an appointment with us today to medically verify your pregnancy.

 

Let’s talk symptoms.

Did you know symptoms can start within a few weeks after conception?

Pregnancy symptoms will be different from person to person and even with each pregnancy. They can range from light bleeding, to a missed period, and everything in between.

Here are some other potential symptoms of pregnancy:

  • Missed Period
  • Light Period Bleeding – also known as implantation bleeding
  • Feeling bloated
  • Change in eating habits; you want to eat more or less;
  • Food aversions or cravings; you crave foods you typically don’t like and the food you normally like don’t taste good anymore.
  • Nauseated or feeling queasy in the morning
  • Mood swings
  • Irritable when you are usually easy going
  • Tired and that afternoon coffee or energy drink just isn’t helping
  • Feeling the urge to pee more than normal

 

Pregnancy may be the reason for these symptoms.

Some of the symptoms may be a hormonal or a general health care issue. When it comes to your health, remember, it is important to know for sure if your symptoms are related to pregnancy.

After you confirm these are indeed pregnancy symptoms, then you can discuss what happens next.

If you are experiencing any combination of symptoms above, talk to your doctor. If calling your doctor is not an option, schedule a free and confidential appointment with us today.

 

Are home pregnancy test 100% accurate?

Although 99% accuracy may feel like 100%, it’s still not 100%! We have all heard the stories where someone took three home pregnancy tests that all were positive but they still were not pregnant. If there is not enough human chorionic gonadotropin (also known as hCG), in the urine, then a home pregnancy test may result in a false positive.

 

Is there a way to know with 100% accuracy I am pregnant?

The answer is yes. The most reliable way to know if you are pregnant is a medical verification of pregnancy.

The at-home pregnancy tests, period (menstrual cycle), and fertility apps may provide good indicators. A medical-grade pregnancy test measuring the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy hormone is very accurate. If this test comes back positive, you can further confirm your symptoms with an ultrasound.

What if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant, how to handle your pregnancy will be determined by how far along you are into the pregnancy.

If you get a positive medical verification of pregnancy, you have a lot to consider. There are resources and people to help you maneuver through your list of questions. You’ve got to take care of yourself. This means understanding your body to help make the best decision for you in this situation.

Pregnancy may not be in your immediate plans. It’s going to be okay. You’re not alone, as this happens to women every day. At CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center in Dickston, TN, we can answer your questions and support you in making a decision that works for you.

You can spend hours researching on the internet. The best answers come by talking in person with someone who understands. We can provide you with a free pregnancy test and, when necessary, a free ultrasound.

 

If you have concerns about:

  • Being pregnant
  • How to handle an unexpected pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy

It’s important to seek medical advice, confirm the pregnancy and review your next steps.

All our services are completely free and confidential. Schedule your free appointment today.

 

Sources:

Pregnancy Health

Mayo Clinic

Cleveland Clinic