Early Pregnancy Signs & Common Symptoms

Although the earliest signs of pregnancy vary among women, some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Missed or late period
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Fatigue or unusual tiredness
  • Spotting
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Appetite change
  • Thirstiness
  • Food or odor aversions
  • Frequent urination
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Minor aches, pains or discomforts
  • Headaches
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing teeth
  • Being emotional or teary

Many of these symptoms are not just unique to pregnancy – just because you’re experiencing some of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean you’re pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to get a pregnancy test.

The Blue Ridge Women’s Center provides free pregnancy testing using laboratory-quality urine tests, which can detect pregnancy 7-14 days after conception.  If you test positive, free pregnancy dating by ultrasound is also available at our Roanoke clinic. All services are confidential and non-judgmental.

There’s no better place to face unplanned pregnancy than in the supportive environment of the Blue Ridge Women’s Center, with a wealth of resources at your fingertips. We also offer nurse verification, consultants to work through your options with you, and a wide range of classes designed to help you meet the challenges ahead with confidence!

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Questions or additional comments:

Mayo Clinic – Symptoms of pregnancy: What happens first
National Institute of Health (NIH) – What are some common signs of pregnancy?

Please note that any information provided by the Blue Ridge Women’s Center is for reference only and does not constitute professional advice, nor can it replace regular consultation with your physician or other appropriate professionals.