If your period is late, your breasts feel sore, and you are sick to your stomach, you might be pregnant.

There are many common early signs of pregnancy you can check for as an initial indication you might be pregnant. Here are some of the most common:

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Late or missed period
  • Sore, tender breasts
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, especially all at once, you might be pregnant. The only way to know for sure, though, is to take a pregnancy test.

When To Take A Pregnancy Test

Although it’s temping to take a pregnancy test as soon as your first suspicion settles in, it’s better to wait at least one week after your missed period to take a pregnancy test.

This is because when you’re pregnant, your body produces the hormone hCG, and the amount produced doubles every 72 hours for the first part of your pregnancy.

If you take a pregnancy test too soon, your body may not have produced enough hCG to show up on the test, giving you a false negative.

Instead, you should wait and get a more accurate result.

Need a Free Pregnancy Test?

If you think you may be pregnant and need to know for sure, Lakes Life Care Center is here for you. We offer free pregnancy testing and other services so regardless of your financial status, you can experience the care and support you need.

Our goal is to offer every woman who needs pregnancy services the information she needs to process an unplanned pregnancy and make a decision she feels confident about.

Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment. We’re not here to judge, just offer a helping hand and caring service so you can know for sure if you’re pregnant and then make educated decisions from there.