A late period can bring all sorts of emotions. For some women, the emotion is fear because missing a period is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant and weren’t planning to be, you might be feeling a little anxious too. Do you have any of these other symptoms?

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

These are a few of the more common early pregnancy symptoms:

  • Swollen, tender breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Light spotting or cramping
  • Food aversions
  • A missed period

Since every woman is different, every pregnancy is going to be different too. Some women don’t have any symptoms while others experience them all. Some realize they’re pregnant immediately while other women don’t know for some time.

Why you may not be pregnant

It’s also possible to have the above symptoms for completely different medical reasons than pregnancy. For instance, swollen or tender breasts could be because of a hormonal imbalance. Tension, stress and depression can all cause fatigue and the need to frequently urinate could be a urinary tract infection.

Even a change in your menstrual cycle can be caused by other issues. Excessive weight gain or loss, hormonal imbalance, stress, certain medications and increased exercise can all delay a period.

Free and confidential pregnancy testing

Don’t wait and wonder. Give yourself peace of mind. At Alpha Center, we offer a free, confidential lab-quality pregnancy test and consultation. During the consultation, our trained staff will review your results and answer any questions you might have. We promise to keep your test result and our conversation confidential.