Am I Really Pregnant?

The symptoms of pregnancy can be different for every woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy for one woman!  But one of the most universal signs of pregnancy is a missed or delayed period.  It may take a few weeks before any pregnancy symptoms start to appear.

Early symptoms of pregnancy to look out for include a missed or late period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches.  However, just because you experience these symptoms, there may be an alternative reason for them.  Likewise, you may be pregnant and not experience any of these symptoms.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

In addition to a missed period, the earliest symptoms of pregnancy might include: 

•  Nausea with or without vomiting
•  Tender, swollen breasts
•  Increased urination
•  Fatigue
•  Food aversions or cravings
•  Bloating

You might also experience:

•  Slight bleeding or cramping
•  Headaches
•  Backaches
•  Mood swings
•  Dizziness
•  Constipationa
•  Darkening of the Areolas (the circle around the nipple)

The only way to find out for sure is to do a pregnancy test.  A negative test may be incorrect because it has been done too soon. It is a good idea to take another pregnancy test up to three weeks after intercourse if you are still concerned.

If you think it is possible that you could be pregnant, we can provide a medical quality pregnancy test for you, free of charge.  Please call us on 0800 367 5433.

If you are pregnant and this is unexpected you may be feeling a range of emotions including worry, fear, anxiety, confusion and you maybe unsure what to do.  Sometimes it can be hard to see beyond the present moment.  You have three options to consider: parenting, adoption and abortion.  Many women find it helpful to talk through their situation and options with someone.  We care and can assist you to work through your feelings and situation.  We can give you accurate information about all your pregnancy options.  We do not refer for abortion services.

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.


Last Updated 30 January 2014