What are the signs of pregnancy?

If you've had unprotected sex or your contraception has failed, you could be pregnant.

Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary and can include the following:

  • Late or missed period
  • Swelling or tenderness of the breasts
  • More frequent trips to the toilet
  • Nausea or vomiting (‘morning sickness’ can in fact happen at any time of the day)
  • Change in appetite
  • Tiredness

If you've had unprotected sex within the last 5 days and don't want to be pregnant, you can use emergency contraception such as the emergency contraceptive pill or IUD to ensure any pregnancy doesn't continue.

If you've had unprotected sex more than 5 days ago, it’s important to take a pregnancy test after about 3 weeks, if your period is late, or if you have abnormal bleeding. Please note that different home pregnancy tests can have different sensitivities. If you have any doubt that you're pregnant –even when the test is negative – you should repeat the test a week later, contact your service provider or make an appointment at a Marie Stopes Centres. You can also get pregnancy test from your family planning clinic or buy from chemist.

Please note that as well as pregnancy, unprotected sex puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia. You should visit your local reproductive health clinics or the Marie Stopes Centres nearby you for testing.

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