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how soon do you get symptoms of pregnancy?

It takes about 2 to 3 weeks after sex for pregnancy to happen. Some people notice pregnancy symptoms as early as a week after pregnancy begins — when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus. Other people don’t notice symptoms until a few months into their pregnancy. Usually the first sign of pregnancy is a missed period.

Common symptoms of pregnancy include nausea or vomiting, and feeling tired. Other signs are sore or swollen breasts, headaches, and peeing more often than usual.

Taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test (the kind you buy at a pharmacy or grocery store), visit your nurse or doctor, or contact your local Planned Parenthood health center for testing.

If you’re looking for a place to get a pregnancy test, beware of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Crisis Pregnancy Centers say they give free pregnancy tests, and claim to offer information and help. But they’re run by people who may not be medical professionals, and they usually don't have to follow privacy laws. And Crisis Pregnancy Centers don’t believe in giving you honest facts about pregnancy and all of your options

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