One way to be sure if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. You don’t even need to wait until you miss your period before testing as the Clearblue Early Detection Pregnancy Test can be used up to 6 days before you miss your period1. Some women might notice one or two symptoms in the earliest stages of pregnancy. If you can’t buy a pregnancy test right now, try our fun “Am I pregnant?” quiz to see if your symptoms might be an early clue.
What method of contraception are you using?
When is your next period due?
Have you noticed any changes to your breasts?
Have you been feeling sick recently?
How are your energy levels?
Have you been visiting the bathroom to urinate more often than normal?
How is your general mood?
Have you noticed any changes to your appetite?
Based on your answers, it is unlikely, but not impossible, that you are pregnant this cycle. Not all women will suffer from pregnancy symptoms though, and all pregnancies are different so do not worry. One way you can be certain is to do a pregnancy test.
Based on your answers, there is a chance you might be pregnant. Find out for sure by doing a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
Some symptoms might be for reasons other than pregnancy - if you are concerned, speak to your doctor.
If you're trying to get pregnant, using an ovulation test to identify your fertile days will help you maximise your chances of conception.
- 'Missed period' refers to the day after your expected period. In 79% of the samples tested in a lab study, pregnancy was detected 6 days before the missed period (which is 5 days before the expected period).
- Gnoth C., et al. Hum Reprod. (2003) 18 (9): 1959-1966.