I think I might be Pregnant…
If you think you might be pregnant you should do a pregnancy test as soon as possible. You can do a pregnancy test on the first day of a missed period. If you don't know when your next period is due, wait at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex. If you do a test before this time then the level of pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) may be too low to show up on the test and you may get a negative result, even though you are pregnant.
You can access a free pregnancy test from the Sexual Health and Contraceptive Service, Brook or Share (if under 25) or your GP. You can also buy pregnancy tests from pharmacies and supermarkets.
What to do next, if the test is positive?
If the pregnancy test is positive, then you are definitely pregnant.
Whatever you feel, you may need to think about what you want to do. It is important to take time to make the decision that’s right for you, but it’s important not to delay making a decision.
Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do. The decision is yours.
You can choose to:
- you can continue with the pregnancy and keep the baby
- end the pregnancy by having a termination
- continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted
We work in partnership with BPAS. For factual information about pregnancy choices please read this article below: