Could You Be Pregnant?
If you’re sexually active and your period is late, you may be wondering if you could be pregnant. Maybe the condom broke and you need some answers.
Thinking you may be pregnant or discovering you are can be overwhelming. One of the first signs of pregnancy can be a missed period, but your menstrual cycle can change for many reasons.
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Every woman is different. Some women experience signs and symptoms from the beginning. Others feel nothing for months. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may want to take a pregnancy test.
- Swollen, tender breasts
- Frequent need to urinate
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Light spotting or cramping
- Food aversions
- A missed period
What Is A Pregnancy Test?
A pregnancy test detects a specific pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Once a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall, hCG increases and enters the bloodstream and urine. If the test detects hCG, you may be pregnant.
Confirm Your Pregnancy
To confirm your pregnancy, we recommend lab-quality pregnancy testing. We offer referrals for free pregnancy testing at several locations.
At-home tests are reliable, but different pregnancy tests have different sensitivity levels. Rather than guessing which test is best, let a medical clinic do the testing for you. Get peace of mind by confirming your pregnancy. Ask us about referrals.
What To Do If The Test Is Positive
Our team is here to help you make other pregnancy decisions. We have free confidential resources to help you with an unexpected pregnancy like:
- Nonmedical pregnancy consultations
- Peer counseling
- Material assistance
- Education about options, including abortion
- Practical, emotional, and spiritual help to empower anyone facing pregnancy-related concerns
Our client advocates will provide the answers and information you need to make a confident, empowered decision about your pregnancy.