Those three little words come with a lot of emotion. If your period is late, you recently had unprotected sex, or think your birth control failed, you may be asking yourself that question. It is actually possible to have a change in your menstrual cycle for other reasons besides pregnancy. Stress, rapid weight gain or loss, or hormonal changes can cause a missed period. The easiest way to know for sure is to come to the Life Choices Center for free pregnancy testing.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
While every woman’s pregnancy is unique, there are several common symptoms you can look for. It is even possible you are experiencing a miscarriage. Unfortunately, miscarriages are relatively common. Experts suggest that as many as 1 in 4 known pregnancies ends in a natural miscarriage. You can continue feeling pregnancy symptoms even after a miscarriage for a few days or even weeks.
Check our list of common pregnancy symptoms, and see if you are feeling these as well.
- A missed period and/or spotting
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Bloating and or cramping
- Lack of energy
- Feeling nauseous, with or without vomiting
- The urge to urinate frequently
- Lower back pain
- Food cravings or aversions
Your Next Steps
If you are experiencing any of the above pregnancy symptoms, your next step is to take a pregnancy test. Contact the Life Choices Center for free and confidential pregnancy testing. Our lab-quality pregnancy tests have a 99% accuracy rate.
It is possible to take an over-the-counter pregnancy test, but why not have the confidence that your test results are accurate? Often, home tests are taken at the wrong time or the user doesn’t fully follow the instructions.
We want to be your next step in making a decision about your unplanned pregnancy. If you need a safe place where you can freely talk, we are here for you. We promise to listen and ask questions about your current life situation and your hopes for the future. Together, we can go over your options. We want you to know you are not alone.