If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant, you probably have a lot of things swirling around in your head right now. You might be happy, excited, scared, angry, or some mix of those.
That’s totally normal, and how you feel today isn’t necessarily how you’ll feel in a day or two. The realization that your whole life could be about to change is overwhelming!
So what now? The first step is to find out if you’re pregnant. A woman might miss her period for many reasons. A change in diet, exercise, or stress level could cause a late period. Sometimes, women have late periods for reasons they’re never able to trace.
A good first step is to take a pregnancy test. You can get a test at the Hope Clinic free of charge.
If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading.
The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice. If you have any questions please come in, where a nurse will be happy to sit down and talk with you.