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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rukia407
I am a 34yr old mom with 2 children .. My husband and I have recently decided to start TTC. I have always had ovulation pain and know exactly when my ovulation is beginning. On day 12 of my cycle I felt ovulation pain. We had sex the next day. on day 19 of my cycle I started having intermittent light cramping. I am now on day 23 of my cycle and I am still experiencing the light intermittent cramping, have been mildly emotional and have had an acne breakout . (I did have early cramping with both of my previous pregnancies but I do not remember when it began or how long it lasted, being emotional is not a normal PMS symptom for me and I rarely have any acne let alone a breakout) I normally never have cramping until the day of or day before bleeding begins, and normally stops 5-7 days later just before my bleeding stops. I took a early HPT on day 22 and it was negative, however i know this is a bit early to be testing (my husband was insistent even though I told him it was way too early) . With both of my previous pregnancies it only took one attempt to conceive (so I am guessing and hoping it is easy for me TTC). I have not had any spotting with the cramping (previously I had implantation spotting with my second pregnancy but not with my first). I just don't know if this is a sign that I am indeed pregnant? Could it be psychosomatic because I really want to be pregnant? When should I retest with a HPT? I am very anxious and just don't know if I am pregnant or just think I am because i really want to be? I am very anxious, please help with any advice or similar experience you have had, I feel like an idiot for asking
7 years ago
rukia407
I am a 34yr old mom with 2 children .. My husband and I have recently decided to start TTC. I have always had ovulation pain and know exactly when my ovulation is beginning. On day 12 of my cycle I felt ovulation pain. We had sex the next day. on day 19 of my cycle I started having intermittent light cramping. I am now on day 23 of my cycle and I am still experiencing the light intermittent cramping, have been mildly emotional and have had an acne breakout . (I did have early cramping with both of my previous pregnancies but I do not remember when it began or how long it lasted, being emotional is not a normal PMS symptom for me and I rarely have any acne let alone a breakout) I normally never have cramping until the day of or day before bleeding begins, and normally stops 5-7 days later just before my bleeding stops. I took a early HPT on day 22 and it was negative, however i know this is a bit early to be testing (my husband was insistent even though I told him it was way too early) . With both of my previous pregnancies it only took one attempt to conceive (so I am guessing and hoping it is easy for me TTC). I have not had any spotting with the cramping (previously I had implantation spotting with my second pregnancy but not with my first). I just don't know if this is a sign that I am indeed pregnant? Could it be psychosomatic because I really want to be pregnant? When should I retest with a HPT? I am very anxious and just don't know if I am pregnant or just think I am because i really want to be? I am very anxious, please help with any advice or similar experience you have had, I feel like an idiot for asking
7 years ago
ThePentium5
i had sex 2days before my period,can i get pregnant?
7 years ago
payne90
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
mybelle
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