woman experiencing the early pregnancy symptoms

Early pregnancy can cause symptoms in many women. This is because during early pregnancy, a special mixture of hormones becomes present in your body, and these hormones can cause physical symptoms.

This article will explore the top early pregnancy symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or are worried about the possibility of pregnancy, it’s essential to receive pregnancy testing and a follow-up ultrasound. These are the only reliable ways to confirm a pregnancy.

At Dove Medical, we offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds to give you the clarity you need right now. Contact us today to schedule your confidential appointment.

Top Early Pregnancy Symptoms

If you notice any of the following symptoms of early pregnancy, there’s a chance you might be pregnant. However, it’s important to note that other health conditions can mimic the symptoms of early pregnancy, so it’s vital to take a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant.

Missed Menstrual Period

If you missed your period this month, pregnancy could be to blame. A missed menstrual period can be one of the first signs of pregnancy. This is because early pregnancy hormones tell your uterine lining to thicken instead of shed to nourish and sustain your pregnancy.

Tender, Swollen Breasts

The same hormones that alert your body to stop menstruating can make your breasts feel swollen and tender. If you notice that your bra is fitting tighter or your breasts are more sensitive than usual, this could indicate pregnancy.

Nausea With or Without Vomiting

Although it’s commonly referred to as “morning sickness,” the nausea and/or vomiting that often accompanies pregnancy can happen anytime in the morning, noon, or night.

Increased Urination

Pregnancy increases your blood volume, which causes your kidneys to produce more urine. You might be pregnant if you’re feeling the urge to urinate more frequently.


Early pregnancy can also cause feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Pregnancy might be the culprit if you’re experiencing these symptoms without a known cause—especially if other pregnancy symptoms accompany your fatigue.

Next Steps

Being worried about a potential pregnancy can make it feel like time has stopped. But you’re not alone in this. At Dove Medical, we have resources to help you move forward.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

*Dove Medical offers pregnancy diagnosis, decision coaching, and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not refer for or perform abortion services, including the abortion pill.