If I had sex last night and I take a pregnancy test today,
will I know if I am pregnant?
No. The pregnancy test detects a hormone called hCG that is produced after fertilization (sperm meets egg). By the first day of your missed period, hCG can usually be detected by a pregnancy test kit. We offers free tests that are laboratory quality and can usually detect a pregnancy 10 days after sex. We recommend that all results be confirmed with a medical professional. If you would like a test, contact us for an appointment.
My period is late and the condom broke last month – I guess that means I’m pregnant?
Very likely. You need to take a pregnancy test.
I’m taking birth control pills but I missed a few last month. Could I be pregnant?
Yes. Birth control pills are artificial hormones that prevent you from ovulating (producing an egg), but only if taken consistently – at the same time each day. If you miss a dose, your body may produce an egg, and you could become pregnant.
I did a pregnancy test at home and it was negative. Does that mean that I am definitely NOT pregnant?
Not necessarily. If a pregnancy test is taken before your first missed period, there may not be enough hCG for the test to detect.
What are the early symptoms of pregnancy?
- Missed period
- Sick to your stomach
- Breasts tender and sore
- Feeling extra tired
- Feeling dizzy
- Weight change
Not all women experience any or all of these, so you need a pregnancy test to be sure.
I just found out that I’m pregnant. Do I have options?
Yes you do! Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult if you’re not sure of your options. Knowing them allows you to make an informed decision.
- You may choose abortion – we will discuss abortion procedures, the risks and the outcomes.
- You may choose adoption – we can help you find out about procedures and potential adoptive families.
- You may choose to become a parent – we can help you prepare and equip yourself for this role.
At First Step, we can offer a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere for you to share your unique circumstances and your concerns about your options.
Contact us for an appointment today!