Perhaps you decided to be on the safe side and take a pregnancy test after engaging in sexual intercourse. But a positive pregnancy test still might have left you a little confused. You might have assumed the results would be negative. However, you unexpectedly learned you were pregnant. Where were the typical pregnancy symptoms – morning sickness, fatigue, and breast tenderness? Is it really possible to be pregnant without ever having had any of the usual signs? An unexpected pregnancy can be different for every woman. Some women experience all of the common pregnancy symptoms. Other women experience none. That’s why it can be important to locate help to ensure your results are correct.
Are you wondering if it’s possible to be pregnant without having experienced any pregnancy symptoms? Avenue Women’s Center can provide you with the reliable information you need. Receive a free medical-grade pregnancy test, accurate just ten days after possible conception. Afterward, we’ll discuss your results with you. We’ll answer your questions and walk you through your options.
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How Can I Be Pregnant If I Didn’t Have Any Pregnancy Symptoms?
Something you may be wondering is, “Can I be pregnant if there weren’t any symptoms?” For some women, this scenario is possible. A fertilized egg can implant in the uterus 6 to 12 days after ovulation. A woman may not notice these changes right away. While symptoms can be a sign of pregnancy, some women may not experience them early on. However, symptoms may start to appear a few weeks into your pregnancy.
This may be the case for you. The pregnancy test you took was positive, even though there were no indications of pregnancy beforehand. Pregnancy tests usually measure the level of hCG in your urine to determine if you’re pregnant. If you’re uncertain about your results, it may be best to discuss them with a professional. A healthcare provider or a pregnancy consultant can help you determine if your results were accurate.
What If I Still Don’t Have Any Symptoms After Confirming the Pregnancy?
After a professional confirms your pregnancy, what if there still aren’t any symptoms? Some women report experiencing little to no pregnancy symptoms. Or, perhaps the changes have been so minimal you haven’t noticed them. Regardless, it’s recommended that you continue to monitor your health with a medical professional.
Ruling out potential complications can be important, even if you’re considering abortion. It can be helpful to schedule an ultrasound exam through a doctor or a first-step options clinic. An ultrasound is one of the more accurate ways to calculate your unexpected pregnancy’s gestational age. It can also alert you if there’s a risk of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.
Both of these conditions are serious and will likely require medical treatment. That’s why it’s a good idea to know about them ahead of time so you can plan out what type of care you may need.
The discovery of an unexpected pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming. Especially if there were no symptoms to give you a heads up. Understandably, this can be a difficult situation to navigate. But staying informed and taking steps to prioritize your health can help you process your decisions.
Do you have questions about an unexpected pregnancy? Avenue Women’s Center has been a trusted resource for women since 1981. During your appointment, we’ll help you process information about your pregnancy and your options. We can offer you a free, limited ultrasound exam to aid you in learning more about your pregnancy. We know this may be a stressful time for you. That’s why we’re here to ensure you’re provided with a safe, nonjudgmental environment to discuss your options.
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- American Pregnancy Association. How Your Body Changes During Pregnancy (Infographic). Retrieved from: https://americanpregnancy.org/your-pregnancy/body-changes-during-pregnancy/
Reviewed by Patricia Kuenzi, APN-CNP, MSN, ANP, PNP.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.