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Recognizing the early signs of pregnancy will help you have the time to make the decision that is right for you, whether you opt to have a child or choose abortion. Although not every woman experiences notable early symptoms, there may be some indications that you are pregnant before you miss a period. If you have these symptoms and believe you could be pregnant, consider making an appointment with your gynecologist .

Tender Breasts

Hormonal changes in early pregnancy can have a pronounced effect on your breasts. You may notice that your breasts feel tender or that they seem to be fuller or heavier. The changes may feel similar to the changes you experience in your breasts before your period begins. Changes in your breasts may be one of the first indicators of pregnancy, as you may notice symptoms as little as two weeks after conception occurs.


Vaginal bleeding doesn’t necessarily mean that you have your period. Implantation bleeding can occur when a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of your uterus. Typically, you will experience this kind of bleeding around 10 to 14 days after conception. Cramping may also occur. This spotting usually occurs before you were due to get your period, and it is often lighter and less intense than menstruation, so it is easy to spot the difference.

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During the early stages of pregnancy, many women feel overwhelmingly fatigued. This is because of a surge of the hormone progesterone, which causes drowsiness. Early in pregnancy, you may also experience lowered blood pressure and blood glucose levels alongside increased blood production, which can all further zap your energy.

These symptoms do not necessarily mean that you are pregnant, but if you experience them, consider making an appointment at Washington Surgi-Clinic to determine what is causing them. If you are pregnant, your gynecologist can help with everything from recommending an obstetrician to helping you understand your options for abortion in Washington, DC. Schedule your appointment by calling (202) 659-9403.