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Finding out you are pregnant

Am I pregnant?

Am I pregnant?
Pre-conceptual care
Early symptoms
Home tests
Visiting your doctor's practice
Your feelings
Telling other people
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Many women suspect that they are pregnant before it is confirmed by taking a pregnancy test. The page in this section entitled 'Early symptoms' explains the clues your body gives you that may add up to a positive result.

But the most accurate way to confirm a pregnancy is to take a pregnancy test, at the appropriate time. Most pregnancy tests that you can buy over the counter at a pharmacy can be used from the first day of a missed period.

The page in this section entitled 'Home tests' explains more about how to use them.

Because every woman has a different menstrual cycle and exhibits slightly different symptoms in pregnancy,'s 'ask us' team cannot answer individual questions on whether or not you are pregnant.

If having read the suggested sections above you are still unsure or have further questions, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns.