What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

Have you recently had unprotected sex and are worried you might be pregnant? Many at-home pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken a day or two after a missed period, but waiting to confirm your pregnancy suspicions can be stressful.

Early pregnancy symptoms are not fool-proof, but tuning into your body to notice anything new may point to pregnancy.

Early Signs and Symptoms

Everyone’s body responds to pregnancy a little differently, but the most common signs of early pregnancy include the following: 

Tender Breast

Hormonal changes can impact so many different parts of your body. In the early weeks of pregnancy, your breasts may increase in size and feel very tender to the touch. These changes typically last through the first trimester of pregnancy until your body adjusts to all the new hormones. 

Nausea, Vomiting, or Both 

Nausea or morning sickness is one of the most common pregnancy signs. Morning sickness can actually occur at any time of the day or night. Eating smaller, more frequent meals and snacks may help relieve some women’s nausea in the early weeks of pregnancy. 

Increased Urination 

Do you feel like you have to use the restroom more? Increased urination is very common during pregnancy. This is due to your body’s extra blood during pregnancy; the kidneys must handle the extra fluid to compensate for the changes.


The body does a lot of extra work during pregnancy. Accommodating the physical and emotional changes can cause you to feel more tired than usual. Take time to rest, and don’t push yourself too hard while you wait to see if it’s an illness or pregnancy you’re dealing with. 

Where Can I Get a Pregnancy Test?

While physical symptoms can point to pregnancy, the only way to know if you’re pregnant for sure is to take a test. 

Birthright of Atlanta offers, at no charge, the most sensitive and accurate urine pregnancy test available, with results in five minutes.

Call our center at 770-451-2273 to schedule a free consultation today! An uncertain journey is always better with companionship.