Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. However, one of the most significant pregnancy symptoms is a delayed or missed menstrual cycle.

Understanding the signs and symptoms of pregnancy is important because each symptom may be related to something other than pregnancy.  Some women experience signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks, months or may not be present at all.

The most common pregnancy signs and symptoms are noted below. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. 

  • Spotting
  • Delayed/Missed Period
  • Swollen/Tender Breasts
  • Fatigue/Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Backache
  • Headache
  • Food Cravings/Aversions
  • Frequent Urination
  • Darkening of Areolas

At ABC Life Choices, we offer laboratory-quality pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate.  But as with all pregnancy tests,  the best way to confirm your pregnancy and determine viability is through ultrasound.  This is important, because 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.   

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

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