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  • 119 Church Street Rainbow City, AL 35906
  • Phone: (256) 442-6101
  • Fax: (256) 442-6104
  • 24/7 Option Line: 800-395-HELP

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  • Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am until 12:00pm and 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Wednesday-Friday 9:00am until 12:00pm

Unexpected Pregnancy - For the Grandparents

If a teenage girl is engaged in sexual activities, there is a chance she may be pregnant. The pregnancy signs for teens do not differ much from the signs and symptoms 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 the pregnancy diagnosed by a doctor. However, before seeing a doctor, she may also take a pregnancy test. These tests are usually up to 99% accurate.

If you think your teenager may be pregnant, she may talk to one of our female peer counselors by calling {global:company_phone} or {global:company_toll_free}. Our volunteers are available at all hours to answer questions. Or you can come by our office at {global:company_address} in {global:company_city}, {global:company_state}.

Early Signs of Teen Pregnancy

There are many pregnancy signs for teens. In some cases these early signs of teen pregnancy 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 of teen pregnancy include:

  • A missed period
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Tenderness and fullness of breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in appetite

Although taking a pregnancy test is 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 for teens 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)
  • Pregnancy mask
  • Food cravings

Trained medical personnel can also detect additional signs and symptoms of pregnancy with a physical exam and other procedures such as an ultrasound. These signs and symptoms include changes in the size and shape of the uterus, changes in the cervix, or fetal heart signs or movements.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these pregnancy signs, you can get free, confidential help by calling us at {global:company_phone} or using our Contact Us page to send us an e-mail.