By Nurse Claris
Pregnancy can mean different things to different people. Whether intended or not, first time or fourth, it pays to breathe and take some time understanding your situation. Check out our list of things to consider if you think you might be pregnant.
There are several possible reasons for a missed period. There are lifestyle factors, such as excessive stress or overloading on caffeine. Others may be affected by certain medical conditions, which is why confirming your pregnancy early with an accurate pregnancy test is so important.
At-home pregnancy tests may be accurate indicators of a positive pregnancy. However, here’s what they can’t do:
What do missed periods, nausea, and changes in breasts have in common? These symptoms are the three most common initial indications of a pregnancy. It is also important to note that each of these symptoms may be a sign of something other than pregnancy, which is why it is so important to get checked out by a medical professional.
If you are pregnant, even if you weren’t intending to be, you owe it to yourself to know what all of your options are. Assuming that the pregnancy goes well, you will have the choice to parent, to place for adoption, or to terminate. Walk with Claris Health to learn about these options so that you can own the outcome of your decision.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Top 11 Early Signs of Pregnancy. Baby Center. https://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-symptoms. [Accessed July 28, 2017].