So you think you’re pregnant?

If you think you’re pregnant, you can confirm this with a home pregnancy test which can be bought at a pharmacy or dollar store. Your family doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a doctor at a walk-in clinic can also confirm this and can talk to you about your options.

Signs of early pregnancy may include:

  • A missed period

  • Fatigue, faintness, or feeling lightheaded

  • Constipation, gas, or bloating

  • Frequent urination

  • The nipple becomes darker

  • A lighter, shorter period or irregular bleeding

  • Breasts feeling more tender, sensitive, swollen, and/or heavier

  • Backaches, headaches, and cramps

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

  • Mood swings

While some pregnant people will have many of these symptoms, others may have only one or two, and others may have none. Having any, or even all the symptoms above, does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. These symptoms can be caused by many different things. The best way to confirm if you’re pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test or visit your health care provider.

When a pregnancy test comes back positive, it can be welcome, unexpected, and/or scary news. In all cases there is a lot to learn, and you’ll now need to think about many things.

I’m pregnant, now what?
I’m not sure if I want to be pregnant.