How Do I Know Whether I Am Pregnant or Not?
If you think you are pregnant, you are probably shocked and scared. You need answers. You probably think your life is over as you ask yourself, “Am I pregnant? What if I am pregnant? How do I find out without telling everyone?”
To learn how you determine whether you are pregnant and where you can get confidential information, read below.
Most Common Symptoms of Pregnancy
Missing your period (or it is late)
Bloating, or retaining water
Unusually thick discharge
Nausea or vomiting, at any time of day
Very sore and/or swollen breasts
New, intense dislike of certain smells or tastes
Increase in how often you go to the bathroom
If you have experienced one or more of these symptoms, you may be pregnant. Of course, you may simply have the flu, food poisoning or some other medical issue – if you exhibit several of these symptoms, the possibility that you are pregnant increases.
To confirm that you are pregnant, you can buy a home pregnancy test at a supermarket or drug store, or you can call a pregnancy center that offers free tests. Home pregnancy tests are very reliable if you follow the directions closely, and the same tests are usually used at pregnancy centers.
Free, Confidential Help and Information
Without a pregnancy test, it can be hard to finally answer the “Am I pregnant?” question. If you believe you are pregnant and would like to talk with a trained counselor, many centers offer free and confidential services in the Indianapolis area:
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Bloomington
24-hour Help Line: 1-812-334-0055 FREE
WebMD: Am I Pregnant?
These centers can give you free advice and information about your options. At our firm, we can also lay out your options, and while we see adoption as the best choice in most cases, we will discuss all your choices with you without any pressure.
If you would like to talk with us about teen pregnancy – or if you are a pregnant woman of any age who would like more information about your options – please feel free to contact us by e-mail or call us anytime, day or night, at 800-333-5736. We can explain your options in a non-judgmental, confidential meeting, and we can travel to wherever you are.
Adoption is not for everyone: It requires a mature and sophisticated decision that considers more than just the present problem. If you are a teenager, think you are pregnant, and want more information, please see our pages devoted to pregnant teens and topics that are important to expecting women, such as: