Pregnancy Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

The signs and symptoms of pregnancy can vary from person to person, and may not be the same for every pregnancy. However, some common signs and symptoms of pregnancy include:

  • Missed period or abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea or vomiting, often referred to as morning sickness
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Frequent urination
  • Cravings or aversions to certain foods
  • Mood swings or changes in emotions
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Constipation or bloating

It is important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, and may not necessarily indicate pregnancy. A pregnancy test is the most accurate way to confirm pregnancy, and it is recommended to speak with a healthcare provider if you believe you may be pregnant or are experiencing any of these symptoms.


Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy can be a concerning symptom for many women, and it is important to seek medical attention if it occurs. While spotting or light bleeding during the first trimester can be common and harmless, it can also be a sign of a more serious problem, such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Other potential causes of bleeding in early pregnancy include implantation bleeding, cervical irritation or infection, and problems with the placenta. The severity of bleeding can vary, from light spotting to heavy bleeding, and may be accompanied by cramping or abdominal pain. A healthcare provider can perform an exam and diagnostic tests, such as an ultrasound, to determine the cause of the bleeding and provide appropriate treatment.