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What are the signs of pregnancy?

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The full list of pregnancy signs includes:

  • A missed menstrual period
  • Nausea or vomiting. This is called morning sickness, though it can happen any time of day.
  • Sudden, intense aversion to certain foods, especially meats or fatty, fried foods.
  • Sore nipples or breasts.
  • Unusual fatigue.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Unusual mood swing

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Pregnancy."

Nemours Foundation: "When Your Teen Is Having a Baby."

Medline Plus: "Teenage Pregnancy."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): "Especially for Teens: Having a Baby."

Simpson, K. R., Creehan, P. A., and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Perinatal Nursing, 2nd edition, Lippincott, 2001.

WebMD Medical News: "Postpartum Depression: How Common?"

National Center for Health Statistics: ''Vital Signs: Teen Pregnancy -- United States, 1991-2009.''

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: ''Fast Facts: Teen Pregnancy in the United States.''

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

 Centers for Disease Control: "Teen Pregnancy in the United States."

Department of Health and Human Services - HHS.gov Office of Adolescent Health: "Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 8, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Pregnancy."

Nemours Foundation: "When Your Teen Is Having a Baby."

Medline Plus: "Teenage Pregnancy."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): "Especially for Teens: Having a Baby."

Simpson, K. R., Creehan, P. A., and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Perinatal Nursing, 2nd edition, Lippincott, 2001.

WebMD Medical News: "Postpartum Depression: How Common?"

National Center for Health Statistics: ''Vital Signs: Teen Pregnancy -- United States, 1991-2009.''

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: ''Fast Facts: Teen Pregnancy in the United States.''

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

 Centers for Disease Control: "Teen Pregnancy in the United States."

Department of Health and Human Services - HHS.gov Office of Adolescent Health: "Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 8, 2020

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