Am I Pregnant?

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Pregnant

Every woman, no matter how careful, can have a pregnancy scare. You wake up one morning not feeling quite right and remember you were supposed to start your period a few days ago. You haven’t had any signs of your period and now begin to get a little worried.  You should probably get a pregnancy test to know for sure.

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Symptoms

A night of unprotected sex, the condom broke or you just didn’t think you could get pregnant. For many, the signs and symptoms of pregnancy are clear, but for some they may experience no symptoms or just have a sense they might be pregnant.  

Common Symptoms
 
Other symptoms to consider:
  • Spotting or light bleeding
  • Frequent Urination
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Darkening of your nipples (areolas)

It’s true, some of these symptoms can be explained by other causes, so it’s important to understand if they are due to pregnancy or something else.

when does a woman ovulate

try using the due date

Pregnancy Calculator

If you know the first day of your last menstrual period and you know the approximate length of your menstrual cycles each month, you can use the Due Date Calculator to understand if you could be pregnant. 

If you have not started your period by the ‘menstrual period expected date’ listed on the Due Date Calculator it is possible you may be pregnant.

What do I do now?

Make an appointment and set your mind at ease 

As you prepare for your appointment begin to think about these factors.

  • When was the first day of your last menstrual period? In other words, do you remember when your last period was? This information helps a nurse determine when you might have ovulated and if you have indeed missed a period. 
  • Do you remember when you had sexual intercourse in the last few months? Don’t be embarrassed about the frequency or lack or frequency.  What is important is if you give the nurse a good indication of the dates you were sexually active.  This will help her determine if the sequence of events lines up and could indicate the possibility of pregnancy.
 
What happens if I am pregnant?

We work with women of all ages and know how scary it can be to hear the words “the test is positive.” Be assured that you are safe and that our consultants and nursing staff understand the anxiety and fear you might experience. We can help answer all your questions, give you honest answers and help you begin thinking about your next steps.  We are here for you no matter what you decide.