Am I Pregnant?

Many women ask themselves the question ‘am I pregnant?’ at some stage.  Some are desperately trying to get pregnant, while for others, it may be due to an accidental failure in contraceptive measures, or some other unforeseen occurrence.  If you are wondering ‘am I pregnant,’ then read on, for tips on how to establish the answer.

Are You Trying to Get Pregnant?

If you are actively trying to get pregnant, watching for early signs of pregnancy, and wondering am I pregnant, then the answer may just be yes.  On average, women under thirty will get pregnant within half a year of starting to try for a baby, and women over thirty within one year.  So if you have been trying for a few months, you just might be pregnant!

Have You Had Unprotected Sex?

If you are not using contraceptive measures, whether it is a physical barrier like a condom, the pill, or the injection, then there is always a chance that if you are having sex, you may be pregnant.  The same is true if you are using condoms, and they have failed.  It is always best to get a test though, to confirm.

Have You Had Symptoms of Pregnancy?

On their own, the symptoms of pregnancy don’t mean that you are definitely pregnant, however, if you’ve had several (such as morning sickness, a missed or altered period, fatigue, frequent urination and so on) then there’s a good chance that the answer to the question ‘am I pregnant’ is yes.

Do You Know Your Cycle?

If you have been trying to get pregnant, and you have been charting your cycle, then you probably know to within a day or two when you will be ovulating, and when you will be fertile.  If that is the case, and you have been having sex on those days, then there is a much better chance that you are pregnant.

Have You Had a Positive Pregnancy Test?

If you have taken a home pregnancy test, and it was positive, then there is a 99% chance that you are pregnant, if you did the test correctly.  You should always follow up a home pregnancy test that is positive with a confirmation by your doctor, but it is safe to say that you are almost certainly expecting in this case.

Remember that there are certain conditions that share symptoms with pregnancy, and that some women have little or no early symptoms of being pregnant, so if you are in doubt, always take a test!

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