Any time you have sex, there is always a chance for pregnancy. At different times of the month, the chances can be higher or lower, and sperm can live in a woman’s body for several days.

Many women assume that if they use contraception (birth control), they cannot become pregnant. Contraception, however, is not 100% effective, and the chance is never completely eliminated if you’ve had sex.

Possible Signs and Symptoms:

The signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary from woman to woman, and even one pregnancy to the next. Some women have no noticeable signs at all. The timing of the onset of symptoms also varies. Early indications might include:

  • Missed period

  • Tender and/or swollen breasts

  • Nausea, with or without vomiting

  • Increased urination

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

Other symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Light spotting

  • Cramping

  • Moodiness

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

Pregnancy Tests

A good indication of pregnancy is a pregnancy test; however, only a medical professional can truly diagnose a pregnancy. If you have had a positive pregnancy test, consider taking another, or scheduling an ultrasound for confirmation. If you took a test and it was negative, but you still think you might be pregnant, it’s a good idea to take another test. If you contact our center, we can set up an appointment for a free pregnancy test.

If you’ve had sex, there is always a possibility of pregnancy. Our center can provide a free and confidential pregnancy test or retest. Call us today. We are here to help you sort through your questions.