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Top Signs You May Be Pregnant

Usually, the first sign of pregnancy is a late period. Still, looking at other symptoms is essential because a late period can happen for many reasons. For instance, a hormonal imbalance, rapid weight gain or loss, medication changes, and increased exercise can cause changes to your menstrual cycle.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

According to the American Pregnancy Association, the following are a few of the early pregnancy symptoms you might experience:

  • Spotting or light bleeding
  • Nausea or morning sickness
  • Swollen or tender breasts
  • Backaches
  • Headaches
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Darkening of the areolas (area around your nipples)
  • Mood swings


No-Cost Pregnancy Testing

If the above symptoms sound familiar, your next step is to take a free medical-grade urine pregnancy test at HeartReach Center. We also offer signed pregnancy verification forms for clients who test positive at the center and need proof of pregnancy to apply for Denali Kid Care.

There’s More to Know

Although a pregnancy test can confirm you are pregnant, it’s not enough to verify if the pregnancy is developing or if you have had a miscarriage. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that as many as 26% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage.

Because it takes time for your body to return to its pre-pregnancy hormone levels, it’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result for days or weeks after a miscarriage. You need an ultrasound exam to confirm your pregnancy is growing.

HeartReach Center offers limited obstetric ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy viability.

You Matter to Us

We know this is a tough time for you. An unplanned pregnancy is never easy, but we are here to walk through this with you. We never want you to feel alone. Get the information you need and talk with us about your situation. You matter to us.

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