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Early Signs that you might be Pregnant…

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

As women we tend to fall into two categories; trying not to get pregnant or trying to get pregnant and doing so can consume much of our psychological and emotional attention.


When should you do a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy tests are most reliable from the first day of your missed period, although some tests can be used as early as 4 or 5 days before your period is due. Check the packaging of your test to find out when it can be used.

If you have regular periods, you'll probably know when your next period is due. If you're not sure, it's a good idea to wait at least 3 weeks after you think you may have conceived before doing a test.

A positive test (pregnant) result is almost certainly correct. A negative (not pregnant) result is less reliable. If you still think you're pregnant after a negative result, wait a few days and try again.

While pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are the only ways to determine if you’re pregnant, there are other signs and symptoms you can look out for.

For women who have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, the earliest and most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period.