Many of the early signs of pregnancy can be nonspecific and easily mistaken for other causes. For this reason, it may be difficult to know when or whether to take a pregnancy test. In this article, we list 10 early signs that can indicate a person should take a pregnancy test.
1. Missed period
While there are many reasons why people may miss periods, if a person is sexually active, it may be due to pregnancy.Most pregnancy tests are very accurate when taken after a missed period, but sometimes the hormone levels might not be high enough to trigger a positive result. If a person misses a period and has a negative pregnancy test, they should repeat it after a few days.
2. Breast changes
Sore and swollen breasts are very common in early pregnancy, but they often occur just before a period, as well.Some people also notice that their nipples become larger or slightly darker in early pregnancy.
3. Light bleeding
Some people experience implantation bleeding, which is light bleeding that happens when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall. Implantation bleeding tends to be lighter and shorter than that of a menstrual period.