Possibly Facing an Unexpected Pregnancy?

A missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, but a woman can miss her period for other reasons. Stress, rapid weight gain or loss, extreme physical activity, and hormonal changes can all cause a change in your menstrual cycle.

Every woman experiences pregnancy differently. Some women immediately feel every symptom, while others may feel nothing for months. A pregnancy test and ultrasound are the best way to determine if you are pregnant.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

According to experts, there are several common early pregnancy symptoms. See if you are experiencing any of these:

  • A missed period
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Fatigue
  • Morning sickness (although it can occur any time during the day or night)
  • Sore and swollen breasts

Other Less Common Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Spotting (also called implantation bleeding)
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • A metallic taste in your mouth
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Cramping
  • Mood swings
  • Congestion
  • Bloating
  • Acne or skin changes

What Should I Do First?

If you think you are pregnant, you should take a pregnancy test. Many stores offer pregnancy tests, but Sycamore House offers free self-administered tests. To get accurate results, taking more than one test is vital.

Although relatively straightforward, at-home tests can be taken incorrectly. You need to take them on the right day and at the right time. Always check the expiration date too.

I’m Pregnant. Now What?

If we confirm your pregnancy, it’s time to make a decision. This may be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make.

Our counselors can offer information about parenting and making an adoption plan. Although we do not perform or make abortion referrals, we can provide factual information about abortion procedures, side effects, and potential risks.

You have a bright future. We want to give you the information you need to make a confident choice.