Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms

Although every woman is different, there are a number of symptoms you may notice if you are pregnant.

However, a pregnancy test and a visit with an OB/GYN are the best ways to find out for sure if you are pregnant.

Missed period

If your menstrual cycle is already irregular, this may not be the best indicator of pregnancy. However, if your period is regular, a missed period may be the first sign that you’re pregnant.


When the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, light spotting can occur. It is known as implantation bleeding, and not every woman experiences it. 


When you’re pregnant, the body is producing progesterone, a hormone that helps with pregnancy and can make you tired. 

Morning sickness

Morning sickness can actually happen anytime, day or night. Not every woman has morning sickness, and some women have it throughout their pregnancy. 

Mood swings

The cause of mood swings during pregnancy can be anything from hormones to stress and fatigue. This is a common side effect for many pregnant women.

Tender breasts

This is another symptom caused by hormones, and it’s just part of the body preparing to feed a baby. 

More frequent urination

When you’re pregnant, your body produces more blood, and your kidneys have more fluids to process. The extra fluids find their way to your bladder, so you have to urinate more.

Schedule an appointment with BJC Medical Group of Illinois

Are you experiencing some of the symptoms above? You may be pregnant! If you want an OB/GYN who’s part of Memorial, see our complete listing of providers and schedule an appointment today.