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Any time you have sex, there is always a chance for pregnancy. At different times of the month, the possibility can increase or decrease, but because sperm can live in a woman’s body for a couple of days, it’s impossible to know what your chances are at any given time.

Many women assume that if they use contraception, they cannot become pregnant. Contraception, however, is not 100 percent effective, and the chance of pregnancy is never eliminated if you’ve had sex.

One of the most common signs of pregnancy is a missed period. Pregnancy is not the only reason a woman might miss her period, but if she has had sex, the possibility of pregnancy should not be ruled out.

Common Signs And Symptoms

While every woman’s body and pregnancy are unique, certain symptoms are common to most women early in pregnancy. The Mayo Clinic shares the top pregnancy symptoms, including the following:

  • Missed menstrual period: One of the first symptoms of early pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, your body produces hormones that stop your period and cause your uterine lining to thicken. 
  • Sore, swollen breasts: Have you noticed your bra fitting tighter? Are your breasts more sensitive than usual? If so, early pregnancy hormones may be to blame. Those same hormones that cause you to miss your period also start preparing your breasts for milk production.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting: The onset of pregnancy hormones can cause some women to experience “morning sickness” (which can come on in the evening or last all day). If you’re feeling sick to your stomach without a cause, it could indicate pregnancy.
  • Frequent urination: When pregnant, your blood volume increases, and this causes your kidneys to work harder and produce more urine. You might be pregnant if you’re running to the bathroom more frequently.
  • Moodiness: Are you feeling like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Early pregnancy hormones could be to blame.

Free Pregnancy Tests

A good indication of pregnancy is a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests, however, are only an indication of pregnancy. Only a medical professional can diagnose a pregnancy. If you have had a positive pregnancy test, consider taking another or scheduling an ultrasound for verification.

If you call our center, we can set an appointment to verify your pregnancy test results. Some women have had positive pregnancy tests without actually being pregnant, but this is rare, and pregnancy should still be considered as a possible reason.

If you’ve had sex, there is always a possibility of pregnancy. Our center can provide a free and confidential pregnancy test or retest. We also offer free ultrasound referrals so you can verify your pregnancy.

Call us or make an appointment today. We are here to help you sort through your questions confidentially.