Common pregnancy symptoms include:
- missed period - some pregnant women may have a small bleed in early pregnancy, lighter than a period
- morning sickness - feeling sick or vomiting (this can happen at any time of the day)
- heightened sense of smell - cooking or smoke smells may make you feel sick
- food cravings
- food aversions - when you reject a food that you used to enjoy
- tender or swollen breasts - veins in your breasts may be more visible, and your nipples may turn a darker colour
- extreme tiredness
- peeing (urinating) more often
- normal vaginal discharge may change - the colour, thickness or amount
What to expect in the first trimester
Taking a test is the best way to know if you're pregnant.
You can buy a test in many pharmacies and supermarkets.
You could also get a test at your GP or local family planning clinic. You may have to pay a fee if you do do not have a medical card.
Free pregnancy testing is available from Sexual Health Centre, Cork - sexualhealthcentre.com
Find out more about pregnancy tests
If you have an unplanned pregnancy
Free non-judgmental advice and support is available from MyOptions on Freephone 1800 828 010.