Am I Pregnant?

If you suspect that you might be pregnant, consider taking a home pregnancy test

right away. Learn about when you can take these home tests, the advantages and disadvantages to these tests and about how accurate these test are. But how can they determine that you’re pregnant? HCG Levels in Pregnancy can help you understand more about the hormones these pregnancy tests are looking for.  Learn more about how a home pregnancy test works about when is the best time for you to take one.

Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if you’re actually pregnant or just experiencing a flu or PMS. To help you distinguish between being pregnant and just thinking that maybe, possibly, you might be pregnant, take a look at our signs of pregnancy and pregnancy symptoms sections or try our on-line pregnancy test. If you're still not sure but you have a pet, then take a cue from them. As Sensing Pregnancy explains, pets are often intuitive when it comes to pregnancy.  Some common early pregnancy symptoms might be morning sickness, tender breasts, frequent urination, tiredness, moodiness, and food cravings.  If you have any of these symptoms you might want to think about taking a home pregnancy test.

If you are in fact pregnant and are experiencing morning sickness, you might want to think about something more enjoyable than your present condition.  Have some fun by reading Boy or Girl – Myths and Facts.  It really take your mind off your morning sickness to read about all the different ways you can determine the sex of your baby. And despite the bad reputation that the pregnancy experience gets, there are many positive benefits of pregnancy.  Learn more about all of the good things about being pregnant and find out why so many women love this time in their lives.  Of course, nothing will compare to the joy you will feel when your pregnancy is over and you finally get to meet your new baby.

Pregnancy Due-Date

If you really can’t wait for your little bundle of joy to come along, then learn about the different methods that are used to calculate your due date.  Find out when to expect your new baby so that you can start planning and preparing for his or her arrival.  Getting all of the baby stuff and preparing the nursery is part of the fun of pregnancy.  Find out how long you have to enjoy this experience. 


Please note: If you have been sexually active and experience any pregnancy symptoms, the American Pregnancy Association recommends testing for pregnancy.

If you are pregnant you can learn more about doulas, midwives, birth centers and other pregnancy related information by visiting the American Pregnancy Association.

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Hi everyone I am ttc and im in my third month off the pill my periods have returned to their normal 28 day cycle but this month im yet to come on, I am now 9 days late but to scared to do a test in case its negative. I keep getting the feeling that my period is going to make an appearance and then nothing. Is it likely that I could conceive that quick? Any answers would be great thanks!
8 years ago
Hiya everyone I need advice please!! I had my period on the 2nd of march it lasted until the 5th.. I had unprotected sex from the 5th to the 8th.. The 12th I had a tiny bit of brown it lasted a day but was only two spots.. The following Wednesday and Friday I did a pregnancy test.. Both negative, anyway I have been feeling dizzy and hungry and a little nausea sometimes after eating. Today I feel hot flushes and terribly dizzy also stomach cramps What's the chances im pregnant? I'm not due for my next period till 29th.. Any advice would help :-)
8 years ago
Hello everyone! I am 18 years old, i have just recently stopped taking the depo shot and have been on it since i was 15. Not consistently though, first i started off with the pills, and i would forget to take them, so my mom put me on the depo shot, after a year or so i switched and had the merena IUD put in place. had that for about another year or so and i kept getting PID with that being in place. i had that taken out last march, and i've been on the depo again ever since. i was due for my shot at the beginning of this month and have been really trying to wait because i recently just switched doctors and am still waiting to have my new patient appointment, to switch birth controls... again. oh joy! Any ways... my depo expiration date was the 8th and today is the 14th, it may be too soon to tell, but i am really worried that i could possibly be pregnant. Like i said, i am only 18, me and my fiance just got an apartment together and i'm a senior this year. I am definitely not ready for a baby right now. Could i be pregnant this early?? Could i already be having symptoms and signs??? Please help!!!
8 years ago
when is the best time to do a pregnancy test after having unprotected sex?
8 years ago
im confused:( i have had a nnormal period for a while now i always start on the 21st and stop about 7 to 8 days later. Well, my husband and i have been using the pull out method what time we didnt use condoms and then last month my period was 2 weeks late! then when it finally came on the 3rd i stopped on the 7th. This moth my period is now 2 days late. i took two home pregnancy tests last month both were negative but i didnt take them first thing of the morning either. My boobs are very sore(hurts to even wear a bra) i constantly feel sick to my stomach always tired i have been snapping on my husband(which has never happened before) gassy and i find some foods that would normally make me sick, absolutely incredible(pickles&butterfinger ice cream,ketchup in mac&cheese) and things i used to LOVE i now cant even stand the small of hardly (coffee and cake icing).can someone please help me figure this out here?!
8 years ago