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The Ups and Downs of Pregnancy Hormones

By Jessie van der Hagen, CNP, CNM, Family Medicine and Midwifery

Before taking a pregnancy test, some women experience early pregnancy clues before missing a period in the first few weeks after conception. Some of these may include cramping, nausea, heightened sense of smell, fatigue, food aversions or cravings, breast tenderness, frequent urination, headaches, constipation, dizziness, mood swings, and more.

As every woman is different, so are the early pregnancy symptoms.

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