Am I Pregnant?
Thinking you might be pregnant – especially when you weren’t expecting it – can be overwhelming. At Caris, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of women who are unexpectedly pregnant. The first step is to figure out if you are actually pregnant, which is why we offer free pregnancy tests. If you think you might be pregnant, contact us or come in to one of our locations and we can help you figure it out.
There are a lot of reasons you might think you are pregnant. Typically, the most common sign of a pregnancy is a missed period. However, many women are concerned about being pregnant because they had unprotected sex or because they are having physical symptoms such as nausea, a change in appetite, or unusual fatigue. Some women have taken a positive home pregnancy test at home and want to confirm with another pregnancy test.
Some common symptoms that might mean you should take a pregnancy test include:
- Missed period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent bathroom use
- Nausea or vomiting
- Being very tired
- Feeling lightheaded or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions or a change in appetite
- Weight loss or gain
Any time you have sex there is a possibility of getting pregnant. Even if you were on birth control, or used some form of protection, it is possible that you could be pregnant. If you have missed your period it’s probably time to take a pregnancy test since this is the best and easiest way to find out whether or not you are pregnant.
Caris offers free pregnancy tests that are lab-quality. These urine tests are obtained through a medical distributor and are similar to the pregnancy test you would receive at your doctor’s office.
Your counselor will give you the results of your tests immediately, so you won’t have to wait to find out if you are pregnant. Once you have your results, your counselor will sit and talk with you and answer any questions you might have. Learn more about how our counselors can help you.
A Caris counselor will be happy to meet with you and perform a free pregnancy test. She can help you sort through your feelings about a potential pregnancy. Caris provides a safe and confidential place for you receive your pregnancy test result and to gain further support from our trained professional counselors as you process your next steps.
Are you concerned that you might be pregnant? Here are answers from our counselors to some of the most common questions asked by the women we see at Caris:
- What are common pregnancy symptoms?
- Is it possible to miss my period and not be pregnant?
- Reasons you might miss your period
If you have questions or are experiencing any of the symptoms shown above, or just want to talk to someone, our counselors are available. Please contact us.