Yes, it’s possible to be pregnant and not know it. This is because some women don’t experience early pregnancy symptoms. 

If you think there’s a chance that you could be pregnant, the only way to know for sure is to get a pregnancy test—and if your test is positive, follow up with an ultrasound. At Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Center, we offer these services free of charge.

This article will highlight early pregnancy symptoms to look out for that could indicate early pregnancy. However, if you’re having any of these symptoms, it’s essential to take a pregnancy test to rule out other health conditions that can mimic the early signs of pregnancy. 

Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

Some women experience early symptoms of pregnancy, which can include the following:

  • Missed menstrual period. Are you still expecting a period that never arrived? For many women, this is the first symptom of pregnancy. However, sometimes in very early pregnancy, you might experience implantation bleeding, which can be confused with a light period. 
  • Tender, swollen breasts. If your bra has been fitting tighter this month or your breasts have been more sensitive than usual, this could indicate pregnancy. 
  • Nausea with/without vomiting. If you’ve been feeling sick to your stomach for no known reason, this could mean you’re pregnant.
  • Increased urination. Need to go to the bathroom more than normal? During pregnancy, your blood volume increases, which causes your kidneys to work harder to produce more urine.
  • Fatigue. Feeling more tired than usual, like you’re having trouble waking up or needing frequent naps, can be a sign of pregnancy.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms after having unprotected sex, there’s a chance you might be pregnant. However, these symptoms can also be indicative of other health conditions, which is why it’s critical to get a pregnancy test to be sure.

It’s also important to note that if you had unprotected sex or your birth control method failed, there’s still a chance you’re pregnant, even if you’re not having any of these symptoms. 

Next Steps

Wondering if you’re pregnant can make you feel overwhelmed, but you’re not alone in this. At Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Center, we’re here for you. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.