Pregnancy Signs for Teens
If you are a teenage girl engaged in sexual activities, there is a chance you may be pregnant. The pregnancy signs for teens do not differ much from the signs andsymptoms of pregnancy in adult women. While the following signs and symptoms may help a teenager determine if she may be pregnant, the only way to know for certain is to have your pregnancy diagnosed by adoctor. However, before seeing a doctor, you may also take a pregnancy test. These tests are usually up to 99% accurate.
If you think you may be pregnant, you may talk to one of our femaleconsultants by calling 1-800-395-HELP. Our consultants are available at all hours to answer your questions and to connect you to a local center that offers free pregnancy tests and other pregnancy services. Youmay also search our online database of pregnancy centers to find help in your area.
Early Signs of Teen Pregnancy
There are many pregnancy signs for teens. In some cases these early signs of teenpregnancy may occur for reasons other than pregnancy. For example, if a teen is unusually stressed or active, she may experience one or more pregnancy signs common in teens. Early signs and symptoms ofteen pregnancy include:
· a missed period
· nausea or vomiting
· frequent urination
· tenderness and fullness of breasts
· changes in appetite
Although taking a pregnancy testis the most common way a woman tells she is pregnant before seeking a medical diagnosis, these early signs are worth noting. Things like stress or activity levels can create many of these signs,including delaying a menstrual period or causing fatigue or changes in appetite.
Later Signs of Teen Pregnancy
As a pregnancy progresses, the signs and symptoms become more pronounced and harder forteens to miss. Some of these pregnancy signs include:
· an enlargement of the abdomen
· weight gain or loss
· aches such as backaches or headaches
· quickening (feeling of fetal movement)