Could I Be Pregnant?

If you have had sex, it is possible. The chances will increase or decrease at different times during your cycle. It is a good idea to learn more about how your body works so you can predict when you are or are not fertile, we can help with that. It is also possible for sperm to live in a woman’s body for three to five days and still be viable.

Contraception, of any form, is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. The chance of pregnancy is never eliminated if you have had sex.

One of the most common signs of pregnancy is a missed period. While pregnancy is not the only reason a woman might miss her period it should not be ruled out if she has had sex.

Possible Signs and Symptoms

Every woman is different, and every pregnancy is different, therefore the signs and symptoms of pregnancy and when they start will vary. Early indicators could include but are not limited to:

  • Missed period(s)
  • Tender and/or swollen breasts
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Light spotting
  • Cramping
  • Moodiness
  • Bloating
  • Constipation

Pregnancy Tests

While only a medical professional, like a doctor or nurse can diagnose a pregnancy, a pregnancy test can be a good indication of pregnancy. If your pregnancy test was positive, consider taking another or scheduling an ultrasound for verification. While rare, it is possible to experience a positive pregnancy test without actually being pregnant.

Hope’s Place can provide a free and confidential pregnancy test, whether it’s your first test or your tenth. We can also set up an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, to rule out ectopic/extrauterine placement, to determine gestational age more closely and for you to see your baby. We are here to support you as you sort through your questions. Call, email or come in to visit us today.