Am I Pregnant?

If you suspect that you might be pregnant, consider taking a home pregnancy test

right away. Learn about when you can take these home tests, the advantages and disadvantages to these tests and about how accurate these test are. But how can they determine that you’re pregnant? HCG Levels in Pregnancy can help you understand more about the hormones these pregnancy tests are looking for.  Learn more about how a home pregnancy test works about when is the best time for you to take one.

Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if you’re actually pregnant or just experiencing a flu or PMS. To help you distinguish between being pregnant and just thinking that maybe, possibly, you might be pregnant, take a look at our signs of pregnancy and pregnancy symptoms sections or try our on-line pregnancy test. If you're still not sure but you have a pet, then take a cue from them. As Sensing Pregnancy explains, pets are often intuitive when it comes to pregnancy.  Some common early pregnancy symptoms might be morning sickness, tender breasts, frequent urination, tiredness, moodiness, and food cravings.  If you have any of these symptoms you might want to think about taking a home pregnancy test.

If you are in fact pregnant and are experiencing morning sickness, you might want to think about something more enjoyable than your present condition.  Have some fun by reading Boy or Girl – Myths and Facts.  It really take your mind off your morning sickness to read about all the different ways you can determine the sex of your baby. And despite the bad reputation that the pregnancy experience gets, there are many positive benefits of pregnancy.  Learn more about all of the good things about being pregnant and find out why so many women love this time in their lives.  Of course, nothing will compare to the joy you will feel when your pregnancy is over and you finally get to meet your new baby.

Pregnancy Due-Date

If you really can’t wait for your little bundle of joy to come along, then learn about the different methods that are used to calculate your due date.  Find out when to expect your new baby so that you can start planning and preparing for his or her arrival.  Getting all of the baby stuff and preparing the nursery is part of the fun of pregnancy.  Find out how long you have to enjoy this experience. 


Please note: If you have been sexually active and experience any pregnancy symptoms, the American Pregnancy Association recommends testing for pregnancy.

If you are pregnant you can learn more about doulas, midwives, birth centers and other pregnancy related information by visiting the American Pregnancy Association.

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Cramping on my right side of my pelvis, also swollen, and brown spotting. my period is no time near. help pls? My period was 1st of june and ended the 26th of june ( long time to be bleeding) after the end of period my bf and I had sex right after but we had anal sex without protection. Then we had sex again (normal) unprotected the 5th of july and again on the 6th. Now I have been having cramps on my right side of the pelvis, its swollen alittle and last but not least I started spotting alittle bit of red and then started brown spotting on the 10 of july and I'm still spotting. I have took the hpt night before yesterday it was negitive. I took one yesterday morning and I got a faint pregnancy positive then I took another that same night I got a Negitive then again the morning another negitive. Mind you my period shouldn't be here for another few days or so....... what should do should I wait longer then take another hpt or should I just got get a blood test? Please help
7 years ago
Hey I'm new to the forum and I'm in need of some advice, some information, something. I have a 28 day cycle and my last period started on june 22nd and lasted 5 days... my boyfriend and I aren't trying to conceive (even though if I am pregnant I know I and he will be excited) We've been having unprotected sex since then. Just about 3 days ago I started getting some very small cramping that almost feel like pms cramps but they don't hurt... and I've had them for 3 days straight off and on. I took a pregnancy test yesturday and it came out negative... and i'm expected to have my period in a week and a half... but I've never had cramps this early before my period. I've done SOME research and read online that it could possibly be implantation cramps, but I havn't bled at all or had any type of discharge. I felt a little bit naseous the past couple days also, but not to the extent of puking. I'm just looking for some type explanation. I can't really afford to go to the doctor at this moment. I mean if I keep getting negative results and I feel the same I definitly won't hesitate about going. I've never have conceived before and I have no idea what to look for or do.. Any help would most definitly be appreciated. Thanks :)
7 years ago
I am feeling very discouraged. I can pinpoint the date of conception if it happened. June 14th. I did a hpt last week it was neg. did another one this week, neg. but when i count the weeks from the only day that I could have conceived it is only just 4 weeks now. According to the "books" week 1 is the first day of your last period. which would make me 6 weeks. This makes no sense. If I go by the day that I feel i may have conceived then i should wait another 2 weeks to test!! I am so sure I have conceived. I have been having some symptoms of bloating, mild headaches, abdominal pressure, dizziness, nausea, my sense of smell seems to be more acute. and my period was due June 29th, and on the 26th i had some brown spotting but only when I wiped. that lasted 2 days very little. I dont know, maybe its just wishful thinking. I have been praying for 3 years for this miracle and maybe its all psychosamatic. when should I test when I feel Im at 6 weeks?????
7 years ago
I need to know, am I really pregnant. I had sex almost to my last period, which was suppose to happen around June 7th and I had sex on 4th. After that I didnt get period till now (This month also the same no periods yet). And 11th of July which is yesterday I have done hCG(home test) test and it was negative ( This was after 5 weeks from when I had sex). Am I really pregnant or are there any reasons for my period stop. Please help, Thanks.
7 years ago
hi i need some help please, me and my partner are trying for a baby recently. i feel pregnant but everytime i do a test it says negative but i still have stomache ache and sore boobs at the mo ,i havent missed my period yet as i am due in 2 wks ,i had very harsh sharp pains last night then when the pain went my boobs were really sore and still are, maybe i am just 2 early 2 do a test as you are suppost 2 wait till after you miss your first period, so i really would like some advice is it normal to have tummy ache constantly and a few sharp pains for about an hour,and now my ribs are also really sore, some1 please help me, i dont want 2 tell my partner until i know for sure, have lost it as im not bleeding or spotting yet, but would i only being 2wks pregnant????????? HELP !!!
7 years ago