Am I Pregnant?

If you did not have your period on time and you have had sex (vaginal intercourse) after your last period, it is possible that you became pregnant.

Good home pregnancy tests can be bought at a pharmacy or drugstore. You only need to put a bit of urine on the tester and after a few minutes you will see if you are pregnant or not. You can also go to your general practioner or family doctor for a pregnancy test.

You can do a pregnancy test from the first day you missed your expected period and onwards. Before this time, the level of hormones produced by the pregnancy is too low to show up on the test and you may get a 'false negative' result.

If you think you may be pregnant, it is important that you get tested, especially if the possible pregnancy is unwanted. Sometimes the fear of being pregnant alone causes enough stress to delay the period.