AM I PREGNANT? TAKE THIS ONLINE PREGNANCY QUIZ.
If you are wondering, “Am I pregnant?” you can read the signs given by your own body. Please take this early pregnancy quiz for help.
- Have you missed a period? If you have your period then most likely you are not pregnant. If you have passed the time when you normally have your period you might be pregnant. According to the Mayo Clinic a missed period is one of the most common early signs of pregnancy. “If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.”1
- Have you noticed spotting and cramping? When the fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus this may cause spotting and sometimes cramping. WebMD says this is called implantation bleeding. “It occurs anywhere from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized. The cramps resemble menstrual cramps, so some women mistake them and the bleeding for the start of their period. The bleeding and cramps, however, are slight.”2
- Do you have swollen, tender breasts or nipples? The American Pregnancy Association reports this is one of the top reported pregnancy symptoms. “Changes to the breasts can start as early as 1 to 2 weeks after conception.”3
- Do you have an upset stomach? Morning sickness or nausea is a common sign of being pregnant. “Not all women experience nausea, while others experience it throughout their pregnancy,” reported Medical News Today. “Nausea can begin as early as 5 weeks, with most women experiencing some level of nausea by week 8 of pregnancy.”4
- Are you going to the bathroom a lot? Frequent urination is common early in your pregnancy. Because of hormonal changes, the growing uterus and increased blood circulation to the pelvis you may need frequent trips to the restroom. In addition, increased hormone levels may result in constipation.
- Do you have cravings? If you are pregnant you may have cravings for food. This is common early and late in the pregnancy. It is also common to have aversion to both the taste and smell of certain foods.
- Do you feel light-headedness? Feeling dizzy or light-headed, especially after you stand-up or change your position quickly can be a sign of you being pregnant. Dizziness may be the result of a change in your blood volume and blood pressure or a deficiency in iron.
- Do you have more headaches? Because of hormonal changes in your body you may experience headaches.
- Are you moody? Early in your pregnancy an increase in hormones may result in mood swings. Add this to the stress and uncertainty and you may feel sad, sulky or irritated.
- Are you feeling fatigued? “You may feel fatigue early and late in pregnancy,” according to the March of Dimes. “Your body may be tired because:
- It’s working hard to take care of your growing baby. Your body’s making pregnancy hormones and you’re using a lot of energy, even when you sleep.
- You may have trouble sleeping at night because you’re uncomfortable or you need to get up to go to the bathroom. Later in pregnancy, leg cramps may wake you up at night. “5
Another way to determine if you are pregnant is to take an over the counter pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests claim to be 99% accurate but there is a slight chance they can be wrong. A false positive may result if the fertilized egg is no longer attached to the uterine lining or from side affects from fertility drugs or problems with your ovaries. There is a chance for a false-negative result. This can happen if you take the test too early, you use the test kit incorrectly or you have diluted urine. The Women’s Center will give you a free and confidential clinical grade pregnancy test with more accuracy.
Thank you for taking this quiz. We hope it has helped you and given you some of the information for which you are looking. If you would like more information contact The Women’s Center at 773-283-1400.