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How do I know if I'm pregnant?

There are several early signs to know if you may be pregnant.

The most obvious is missing your period or having light spotting instead of your usual menstrual cycle.

It can be possible to have symptoms of pregnancy even before your first missed period. The earliest and most common symptoms are:

  • breast changes (soreness, swelling)
  • tiredness
  • change in appetite
  • being emotional or moody
  • headaches
  • lower back pain

Pregnancy symptoms can be confusing because they can also be symptoms of other conditions. Many women wonder if they are imagining symptoms in hopes or fear of being pregnant. So, detecting the early signs of pregnancy without a test can be tricky.

If you had sex at any time during your menstrual cycle you could be pregnant, even if it was your first time and even if your partner “pulled out.” You could also be pregnant even if you used contraception. No form of contraception offers a 100% guarantee. If you’re worried about being pregnant, the best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test.

You can speak with a consultant and schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test by calling or texting Pregnancy Decision Health Centers at 614-444-4411 or schedule an appointment here.

How soon can I tell if I'm pregnant?

You will get the most accurate results when you take a pregnancy test after the day your next period is due.

If you don’t know when your next period is due, try counting 36 days from the start of your last menstrual cycle or four weeks from the time you had sex . If you are still unsure, we can still do a pregnancy test. If the test is negative and you still think you might be pregnant and your period still doesn’t come, we would invite you back to test again.

When should I take a pregnancy test?

There are pregnancy tests that may detect the presence of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), in your urine even before you miss your period. Your body begins to produce HCG after you become pregnant. However, you will get the most reliable results from a pregnancy test if you wait until after your period is supposed to start. We know that may feel like a long wait, but if you take a test too soon, you could get an inaccurate result, so you will still be left wondering if you are pregnant or not.

We recommend you to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period.

What should I do if I think I am pregnant?

If you’re suspecting you may be pregnant, the best thing to do is take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy Decision Health Centers provides free pregnancy testing and free consulting. We can also provide you with a pregnancy verification form and possibly a free ultrasound.

We will take the time to listen to you, provide factual information regarding parenting, adoption, abortion procedures and the risks. You can talk to someone about your situation by calling or texting Pregnancy Decision Health Centers at 614-444-4411 or schedule an appointment here.

What if I am pregnant?

Finding out you are pregnant can be a joyful moment, but it can also be a scary moment. Either way it is emotional, especially with all those new hormones in your body. It is important to have someone to support you.

It can be helpful to talk with someone, particularly someone who will not have an emotional reaction, Talking can help you think about what you want and prepare you to tell the father of the baby or your family or friends. It is comforting to talk with someone knowledgeable who has been through this before, who can listen and make suggestions and is not personally affected by your pregnancy.

You can find those people at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. They are not trying to sell you anything. All services are free and confidential. Pregnancy Decision Health Centers exists to empower people in our community by providing education, support and resources to help you.

You can speak with a consultant and schedule an appointment by calling or texting Pregnancy Decision Health Centers at 614-444-4411 or schedule an appointment here.

Should I get an abortion?


No matter what your relationship is with the father of the baby, his family, or your family, this is your choice. If you’re not sure, then you shouldn’t do it. This decision lasts a lifetime and will affect you more than anyone else. Sometimes women feel pressured to make an abortion decision because someone in their life is telling them they can’t do it, a baby will ruin your life, or even their life. They may not really be thinking about what you want. Don’t let someone else make this decision for you. This is your decision.

It is important to get all of the information you can to be sure about your decision. Your right to choose includes your right to know. You can get the facts, without the pressure, by calling or texting Pregnancy Decision Health Centers at 614-444-4411 or schedule an appointment here.

What if I still don’t know what to do?


Reach out for help. You are not alone. You may feel alone or confused. You may think you can’t tell anyone what’s going on. You may be scared that you will be judged. But know that you are not the only one who has felt like this. Other people have faced similar circumstances and many of them got help at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. Call or text Pregnancy Decision Health Centers at 614-444-4411 or schedule an appointment here.