Whether you’re trying to conceive or not, and whether you are using a form of birth control or not, if you’re of child bearing age, you are likely to feel a tinge of fear or excitement every month as you wonder if you are PMSing or actually pregnant. You could, of course, purchase and use a pregnancy test every month, but not only are they not always accurate, it can get pretty expensive to use regularly. There are subtle signs that you can pay attention to as well. Of course symptoms vary for everyone and depending on how far along you are from the date of conception, but there are some things that will let you know its time for a professional test.
If you’re suddenly too tired to get through the entire day at work, your regular workout regiment, or to stay up until you’re normal bedtime, it might be time to look into a pregnancy test. Pregnancy increases the hormones in your body, which in turn cause fatigue.
Nausea is one of the most telling symptoms of pregnancy. If the thought of food or the taste of one of your favorite foods suddenly makes you sick to your stomach, it might be best to get a test. Women often note a strong sense of smell that causes nausea as well.
Missed or Late Period
If you’re late on your period or have skipped a period completely while you’re usually very regular, this might be the most obvious sign that you could be pregnant – if not, you definitely should look into your hormones to be sure there’s nothing else going on with your hormones.
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or not, you should be sure to go in for a medical check up regularly. If you think you might be pregnant, you should see a professional as soon as possible. The test administered by your physician will be the most accurate, and there will be plenty to discuss if you are pregnant!