Wondering If You're Pregnant?

Know for sure. Get a lab-quality test at HOPE Pregnancy Center today.

Wondering If You're Pregnant?

Know for sure. Get a lab-quality test at HOPE Pregnancy Center today.

You are not alone... You have HOPE!

Confirm your symptoms with a valid pregnancy test for a reliable and accurate early diagnosis.

Are you wondering if you’re pregnant? The most obvious sign and the one most wait for, is a missed period. However, there are many changes in your body that occur before that point.

You should know that the early signs of pregnancy tend to differ from one woman to the next. Of course, your best bet is to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. But paying attention to early symptoms of pregnancy is also important. With that in mind, consider these 12 early signs of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Symptoms Week 1

The American Pregnancy Association (APA) conducted a survey on the first signs of pregnancy. Of the women polled, 29% reported a missed period and 25% reported nausea as the first symptoms of pregnancy. We’ll consider these two first and then focus on 10 additional indicators. 

  1. Missed Period. A missed period is often the very first sign a woman has that she may be pregnant. Many women begin seeking answers because they know they’re late for their next period. If you’ve had a missed period of about one week, you might consider this a possible indicator of pregnancy. However, this symptom in itself may not be accurate if you’ve had irregular menstrual cycles.
  2. Nausea/Vomiting. Nausea is quite common in the first trimester and may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. This is known as morning sickness, though it can be experienced later in the day as well. The severity can differ from person to person. It isn’t totally clear what the cause is for morning sickness, but it may be due to hormonal changes.

Figuring out if you are pregnant based on the early signs of pregnancy is not always easy. There are many different symptoms, and it is possible to have all or only a few of them. Some women have all the typical symptoms of a pregnancy, yet are not pregnant. This may happen when taking certain types of contraceptives with hormones. Other women may only have a few of the signs but are most definitely pregnant. Thus, the signs and symptoms of an early pregnancy are only signs — not an absolute confirmation of a pregnancy.

  • You stop having your period, or you bleed slightly when you would have normally had your period, or you have a small amount of bleeding when the fertilized egg is implanted in your uterus.
  • You experience swollen, sore, or tender breasts.
  • You need to urinate more frequently.
  • You experience excess unexplained tiredness, and may even need to take naps.
  • You experience digestive changes — indigestion, heartburn, constipation, and/or bloating.
  • You have mood swings, such as feeling sad, angry, or happy, for no discernible reason.
  • You start feeling nausea or sick to your stomach, which often occurs in the morning — leading to the phrase “morning sickness.”
    (One of the causes of this is an empty stomach. So the best way to handle morning sickness is by eating many small meals during the day.)
  • You may sense the life of the small person growing inside you. 

HOPE Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

We are committed to serving all women, men, and families regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic background, living situation, and health or immigration status.

Frequently Asked Questions

All the HOPE Center services are free of charge.

Approximately 45-60 minutes to allow you to ask questions and understand your options.

No, you may come in to the HOPE center alone or with a friend. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except in those cases where mandatory reporting applies, such as suicide risk. We will not provide your records to any person without written authorization from you.

The HOPE Center wants to make sure we have a special time set aside to talk with you, so it’s usually best to have an appointment. However, if you are unable to make an appointment, you may walk in Monday – Friday between 9:00 – 5:00 pm.

Yes! It’s important to have the support of friends or family during an uncertain time.

Any and all information shared with the HOPE Center will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by Pennsylvania law or as required for the protection of yourself or others. You don’t have to worry if your family or friends will find out. We’ll do everything we can to protect your privacy.

What others are saying about HOPE Pregnancy Center

I went there worried and had a lot of mix feelings. After I finished talking with the counselor, I felt relieved... Talking with them makes me feel safe. Their services were 100% good.
Cadrin
This place is a beacon of hope - literally. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, they are compassionate, mindful and objective. I cannot offer up enough gratitude for their help.
Zak
Warm welcoming. They greet you with open arms and make you feel comfortable at all cost. Hope pregnancy center is indeed the place to go.
Katera

What others are saying about HOPE Pregnancy Center

I went there worried and had a lot of mix feelings. After I finished talking with the counselor, I felt relieved... Talking with them makes me feel safe. Their services were 100% good.
Cadrin
This place is a beacon of hope - literally. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, they are compassionate, mindful and objective. I cannot offer up enough gratitude for their help.
Zak
Warm welcoming. They greet you with open arms and make you feel comfortable at all cost. Hope pregnancy center is indeed the place to go.
Shanice H.

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