Symptoms of pregnancy

  • Missed period

  • Nausea

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent urination

  • Sore or swollen breasts

  • Headaches

Even if you have some or all of these symptoms, you may not be pregnant. They may indicate you are premenstrual or have other illnesses. Young women are especially prone to irregular periods (light periods, mid-month spotting, or other changes in your menstrual cycle). Irregular periods may be caused by certain types of birth control, some types of medications, stress, changes in lifestyle or diet, sickness, rapid weight gain or weight loss.

If you suspect you may be pregnant the best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test. If it is positive, you need to have the pregnancy confirmed by a medical professional.

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