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Think you may be pregnant?

The first sign of pregnancy that many women notice is a late or missed period, or

  • feeling or being sick at any time of the day
  • enlarged or tingling breasts
  • needing to pee a lot
  • feeling very tired

The only sure way to find out is to do a pregnancy test.  These are available cheaply from supermarkets, chemists and even £1 shops.  They are reliable if you follow the instructions.  For more information on doing a pregnancy test visit the NHS Choices website.

Are you happy with the result?

If you were planning a baby and are happy with your news please book an appointment with a GP who will arrange your maternity care.

Visit the Maternity services page for more information.

Not planning a baby? 

If you are unsure about your news, please book an appointment with your GP to discuss your options as soon as possible.

Finding out that you are pregnant when it wasn't planned can come as a big shock.  Everyone's circumstances, feelings and reactions are different.

Useful websites

Brook is a charity offering free and confidential sexual health services and advice to under 25s.  The Brook website offers further information on unplanned pregnancy.

So you think you might be pregnant? is a booklet written for young people by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.  It includes emergency contraception, your options, access to abortion, adoption and support for continuing your pregnancy.