Am I Pregnant?
The possibility of an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful.
Early pregnancy symptoms
Let's begin by looking at some common early signs of pregnancy.
Some women experience many pregnancy symptoms and others may experience only one or two. Common early signs of pregnancy are:
- A missed period
- Appetite change
- Frequent urination
- Swollen and sore breasts
A pregnancy test
If you are experiencing one or more of these pregnancy symptoms, taking a pregnancy test is likely a good next step.
You may choose to:
- take a pregnancy test at home,
- go to a local pregnancy care centre who will provide a free test or
- see your doctor.
A urine pregnancy test will typically be positive after the first missed period and is considered adequate to diagnose pregnancy.1 If you would like, you can read more about Home Pregnancy Tests.
Once a pregnancy is confirmed, an ultrasound is the best way to determine how far along a pregnancy is.
You can get a free pregnancy test at any of the centres listed on our site.
One of our OnlineCare staff or volunteers can help you locate a pregnancy care centre to take a free pregnancy test or listen to any fears or questions you have about taking the test. If you do have a positive test result, we will walk alongside as you consider your options and next steps.
We welcome you to start a conversation for free, confidential support starting today.
1 Home Pregnancy Tests | HealthLink BC. (n.d.). Www.healthlinkbc.ca. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/tests-treatments-medications/medical-tests/home-pregnancy-tests