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Pregnancy Symptoms – Get Help and Support at Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center

An unexpected pregnancy starts out with unexpected symptoms. Some are physical, some are circumstantial, some are emotional, – but all can leave a woman with a sense of anxiousness, dread, fear and excitement, all at once. Early pregnancy symptoms can be hard to detect, especially for women who’ve never been pregnant before.

There are some early signs of pregnancy you should be aware of, and this page will provide a resource to pinpoint pregnancy symptoms. But remember, this is only a reference. The best way to confirm potential signs of being pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. The Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center offers accurate pregnancy tests at no cost for any woman in San Diego County.

If you are experiencing any of the pregnancy symptoms listed below, contact Turning Point for a free pregnancy test and any other information you are in need of.

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List of Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed period is the most common indication of pregnancy, but it doesn't always mean you are pregnant. Here are some common pregnancy symptoms:

Tender Breasts:
One of the first signs is often achy, tender breasts. They may feel fuller and heavier. You might even notice the area around your nipple getting bigger and darker.

If you are feeling unusually tired you might be pregnant. It's the extra progesterone that's making you feel wiped out.

Mood Swings:
Those hormone changes that make you emotional during your monthly cycle can also be an indication of early pregnancy, too.

Feeling Lightheaded
Some women get very lightheaded or dizzy during early pregnancy and it can be related to hormonal changes.

Nausea and Vomiting
Queasiness can be an indication of early pregnancy with or without vomiting.

Disgusted by Specific Foods
Can't stand the smell -- much less the taste -- of certain foods? Some women find that one of their first signs of pregnancy is a heightened sense of smell. Scents they were OK with before are now absolutely sickening. Other women develop a funny taste in their mouth that they just can't get rid of.

Peeing Often
Frequent urination can be signs that you are pregnant.

Spotting may be a normal sign of pregnancy particularly associated with implantation, but bleeding during pregnancy should always be assessed by a medical professional. It can be normal to feel aches and pain as your body adjusts to the growing fetus inside you; however cramping is another sign that should be assessed by a medical professional. We care about your health as well as the health of the baby and want to ensure you receive the medical care that you need.

Cramping or a bit of blood starting a little earlier than you expect your period may be a sign that the you are pregnant. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be pregnant. Call us today and find out for sure you are pregnant. If you are eligible, we can provide an ultrasound to determine if you have a viable pregnancy, all at no cost to you.

Missed Menstrual Cycle / Delayed Period
This is the most common of all early pregnancy symptoms. If you’ve missed your period for at least one cycle and experience any of the symptoms listed above, there is a strong possibility you might be pregnant. Bleeding similar to a menstrual cycle while pregnant is possible, although it’s generally much shorter in duration and severity. Any bleeding during pregnancy should be assessed by a medical professional. Bleeding is possible if you are pregnant, but the bleeding is usually shorter in duration and severity than normal menstrual cycle.

Backaches and Headaches
Backaches and headaches are another early pregnancy symptom. Although each of these “sister symptoms” are in separate parts of the body, they often accompany each other in tandem. If you don’t get headaches often and don’t work a physically demanding job (which would cause back pain), keep an eye on stronger than normal back pain and headaches.

We have aided thousands of San Diego County women in unexpected pregnancies. Practically all of our clients exhibited early pregnancy symptoms. So if you’re worried or scared about early signs of pregnancy, realize that you’re not alone. Even if you think your spouse, significant other, family and friends won’t offer initial support, we will. Turning Point’s professional, caring counselors will work with you to determine if you are actually pregnant. If you are, we’ll put plenty of options for you to choose from. Turning Point’s extensive experience in helping women – all of our resources, programs, referrals and more – will get you the help and support you need. And all of our services are available at absolutely no cost to you.

If you think you might be pregnant and don’t know what to do, contact the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center (TPPRC) today. As part of our early pregnancy services, we provide free and confidential pregnancy testing and immediate results for women in the greater San Diego County area.

There are common signs and symptoms associated with pregnancy. Whether you just found out you are pregnant or suspect you are further along, the first step is to get a pregnancy test at TPPRC. Your results will be verified by our medical professionals along with a health assessment, all at no cost. We also can provide an ultrasound and detailed medical counsel with our medical professionals. No matter what happens, Turning Point is with you every step of the way!

Pregnancy symptoms are fairly easy to detect. We’ve provided this page as a resource to help with your potential pregnancy. If you have further questions about early pregnancy symptoms, or you’re not sure what specific pregnancy signs to identify, you can always give our pregnancy clinic a call at (858) 397-1970. We’ll provide friendly, supportive and completely confidential counsel, all at no charge to you!

How to Tell if You are Pregnant

If you experience any of the following, you might be pregnant. Generally, the more symptoms you have, the greater chance you have of being pregnant. If you exhibit many or all of the following pregnancy symptoms, that doesn’t guarantee pregnancy. You still must take a pregnancy test verified by a medical professional and have an ultrasound for confirmation.

Turning Point offers free pregnancy tests as part of our services to all women in San Diego County. Our tests have a 99% accuracy rate and can help determine whether or not the symptoms you’re experiencing are a result of an early pregnancy.

Make an Appointment

Call us at 858-397-1970 to schedule a free, confidential appointment. Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy with a medical quality pregnancy test and ultrasound. All services are free and your health information is private.

Verify Your Pregnancy in San Diego

Turning Point is ready to help you today. Please call us at (858) 397-1970 or text (858) 822-9335 to discuss your options. With confidential and compassionate counsel, Turning Point is a trusted advisor and partner to all women in San Diego County.