Pregnancy Symptoms?

Period Late? Think you may be pregnant?

Contact us today. We can help.
Call  410-377-2871  or Text  410-377-1983

Pregnancy Symptoms?

Period late? Think you might be pregnant?

Contact us today. We can help.
Call us 410-377-2871  or Text Us 410-377-1983

Pregnancy Symptoms

Period late? Think you may be pregnant?

Is your period late? Do you think you may be pregnant? Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Understanding the signs and symptoms of pregnancy is important because many symptoms are similar to premenstrual symptoms or could be related to something other than pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, treat yourself as if you are until you know otherwise.

Some women experience pregnancy signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all. Below is a listing of some of the most common pregnancy signs symptoms. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you take a pregnancy test.

Early Symptoms of Pregnancy:

  • Spotting and Cramping – A few days after conception, the fertilized egg travels and attaches itself to the wall of your uterus, causing implantation bleeding, one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. This may occur around six to 12 days after fertilization.
  • Swollen/Tender Breasts – Women’s hormone levels change rapidly after conception, triggering tender, sore, or swollen breasts.
  • Nausea or Morning Sickness – Is one of the most common and popular pregnancy symptoms, but not all women experience it. Nausea can occur at any time of day and not just in the morning. The cause of morning sickness or nausea is likely to be hormonal changes.
  • Missed/Delayed Period – Is the most obvious symptom of pregnancy, and the one that prompts most women to visit our free clinic for a pregnancy test. However, a missed period could be caused by other things besides pregnancy. It may be a symptom of hormonal problems caused by fatigue or stress. It may also be a side effect of taking oral contraceptives.

Hormonal changes are likely to be the cause of other early pregnancy symptoms including:

  • Difference in menstruation
  • Fatigue/Tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Food cravings and aversions
  • Back pain
  • Mood swings

However, these signs and symptoms are not exclusive to pregnancy. These signs and symptoms could indicate that you are about to get sick. They could also indicate that your period is coming soon. In some women, pregnancy can occur without any of the later signs and symptoms of pregnancy. In addition, there might be other pregnancy symptoms that could happen to you that are not commonly experienced.

If you have missed a period or suspect that you may be pregnant, you might want to get a pregnancy test. The licensed health professionals at PC North in Towson can administer a lab-quality pregnancy test for you. Whether your test comes back negative or positive for pregnancy, our health professionals can discuss possible reasons for your symptoms, or pregnancy options, and guide you through next steps. PC North’s services are 100% confidential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since many symptoms mimic the symptoms you can experience before menstruation, it is best to take a pregnancy test to confirm if you are pregnant or not.

It can be confusing (to say the least) when you are trying to figure out the reasons behind some of your symptoms. While a late period is definitely an indication that you may be pregnant, shifts in hormones or stress can also delay a period. Trust your gut and check just to be sure. You may schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test around the time your period should arrive.

Since no birth control is 100% effective, there is a low chance that you could become pregnant while an IUD is in place. Studies have shown that if this happens, you have a higher chance of having an ectopic pregnancy3. If you are experiencing lower back pain, abnormal bleeding, or abdominal cramping, call your doctor immediately.

Every woman is different. It is possible to have no symptoms at all except a missed period. We can administer a lab-quality pregnancy test to give you an accurate result so you can know for sure.

You are not alone. Call us or Schedule an appointment today.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any symptoms like a missed period, frequent urination and more, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

Are You Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?

Symptoms of pregnancy vary since all women are unique. To make things more confusing, birth control and the abortion pill can make your cycle irregular. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, do not hesitate to come in for a visit. A short confidential appointment is worth the peace of mind that will come from it.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I had a great experience at this location. I was told that I was pregnant and that a lot of services were offered to me. I also received check up phone calls during pregnancy and after my expected due date. I was also told to come pick up a gift for my daughter for coming to that location. I will definitely recommend this location to others.”=
R. Pulley
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
This is according to me the best place. They are very welcoming and also it’s neat and clean -highly recommend
I. Syntia

What Our Clients Are Saying

I had a great experience at this location. I was told that I was pregnant and that a lot of services were offered to me. I also received check up phone calls during pregnancy and after my expected due date. I was also told to come pick up a gift for my daughter for coming to that location. I will definitely recommend this location to others.
R. Pulley
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
This is according to me the best place. They are very welcoming and also it’s neat and clean -highly recommend
I. Syntia

Questions & Answers

PC North continues to remain open and has taken all necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.  Masks or face shields are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please text us at (443) 377-1983 or call us at (410)  377-2871.

We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you or a friend might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will perform an ultrasound to confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy.

All our services are provided free of charge.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.).

Although Pregnancy Center North does not perform nor refer for abortions, we are here to support you during an unplanned pregnancy. At our center we do offer help and support to women who are deciding between abortion, parenting or adoption. We understand that although this moment in your life may feel completely out of control and insurmountable, we are here for you. We offer real support for women during pregnancy and up to a year following birth and we counsel women through the adoption process. All of our services are FREE and Confidential. Since 1982 we have been helping women in your exact situation and we are here to tell you that there is hope.