Pregnancy: How Will I Know

Think you might be experiencing pregnancy symptoms? Dr. Noushin Firouzbakht at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in Fort Worth, TX can help through testing and creating a care plan for you and your baby.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

How do you know if you’re pregnant? There are some common symptoms that can be indicative of pregnancy – but individually, they can also be indicative of other conditions. If you notice one or more of the signs below, it’s time to visit Dr. Firouzbakht at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in Fort Worth, TX for testing.

Ongoing Trips to the Restroom 

You’ve probably noticed that pregnant ladies are running to the bathroom to urinate constantly. And most people contribute this to the weight of the baby putting pressure on the mom’s bladder. 

What many don’t realize is the need to urinate actually starts before the baby weighs much at all. In fact, it can start before you miss a period or have any idea you might be pregnant. This is because you’ll have more blood for your kidneys to filter, leading to more urine. 

An Uncertain Stomach

Pregnancy and the hormones that come with it can do some wild things to your appetite. Most commonly, ladies find themselves feeling nauseous – especially soon after crawling out of bed. However, “morning sickness” can actually go on all day and night. 

Additionally, you might find yourself suddenly starving for some foods – even those you normally steer clear of. And the smell of other foods – even some you once loved – can set you off to throwing up.  

Strange or Absent Periods

Many pregnant ladies first notice that they’re pregnant after missing a period. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that other things can cause a missed period, like stress. And some ladies still spot in the first week or so of pregnancy. 

Being Tired – All the Time 

Pregnancy brings hormonal changes and much more that can wear the body out a bit, leaving pregnant moms feeling fatigued. It usually only lasts the first few months and sometimes reappears near the end of the pregnancy. 

Being in a Bad – or Sad – Mood

Those hormonal fluctuations can impact more than your body – they can wreak havoc on your mood. You might be happy one moment, angry the next, and then sad just a moment later. 

If you’re experiencing any of the pregnancy symptoms above, schedule an appointment with Dr. Firouzbakht at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in Fort Worth, TX by calling (817) 878-2667.

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