11 Simple Ways to Confirm Pregnancy Without Doing a Test

Confirm Pregnancy Without Test

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Am I really pregnant? Yes, this is a confusion most women come across after a missed period!

Shall I paint pregnancy dilemma in a picture for you?

A woman has skipped her period and is now two weeks overdue; the couple was physically intimate only three times since the last period and that too far from the days of her ovulation. She takes a pregnancy test once and it is negative; she takes another one a week later, and it comes back positive! What can be more maddening?

Until you go and get that confirming scan or blood test, you may neither feel ecstatic nor plan ahead. Phew! If only there were some ways on how to tell if your pregnant without a test!

Causes of Confusion in Conception:

Most of this confusion is caused by delayed ovulation, which happens when the woman ovulates very late in the cycle. Another factor that causes confusion regarding pregnancy is irregular period. If you have regular periods, you can easily map your ovulation days, hence making sure of the exact dates your ‘fertile period’ falls on. Also hormonal imbalance can cause problems like PCOD (polycystic ovary syndrome) and thyroid diseases; all these may make conception dubious.

Factors That Delay Ovulation:

A woman’s menstrual cycle is between 28-32 days; sometimes the duration is shorter or longer. Ovulation is actually calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) or by calculating 12-16 days from the next period. Most women ovulate between day 11 and day 21 of their menstrual cycle. It is very important to keep track of your ovulation cycle. If you conceive, the doctor will definitely ask you about the duration of your last menstrual cycle because the expected due date is calculated on the basis of the last menstrual period (LMP).

Sometimes, the ovulation doesn’t happen in the right time. This is the main cause behind infertility. There are many factors that disrupt the normal ovulation cycle. These are:

a. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):

This is a common cause of female infertility. The reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance, this triggers ovarian cyst.There are changes in the pituitary glands, hypothalamus and the ovaries that cause the delay in ovulation.Other than delaying ovulation it also causes abnormal growth of hair in the face and neck, insulin resistance and acne.

b. Hypothalamic Dysfunction:

The pituitary gland secretes two hormones – the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) that is responsible for ovulation every month. Physical and emotional stress, obesity or low body weight can disrupt the hormone flow and pattern. This affects both ovulation and menstrual cycle. This is the main cause behind irregular menstrual cycles.

c. Premature Ovarian Insufficiency:

This disorder happens due to an autoimmune response, when the body attacks the ovarian tissues by mistake. This naturally leads to loss of eggs. Genetic and environmental factors can also cause ovarian insufficiency. Also with age the amount of estrogen decreases and thus fewer eggs are formed in the ovary.

d. Over Secretion of Prolactin:

The pituitary gland can cause excess production of prolactin. This condition is called hyperprolactinemia. The over secretion of prolactin disrupts estrogen production and this eventually cause infertility.This problem occurs when the pituitary gland doesn’t function properly.Sometimes, medicines also cause excess of prolactin and cause infertility.

Signs of Pregnancy / How to Confirm Pregnancy without Test?

If you were trying to become pregnant, you will naturally want to know if you were successful in the attempt. You don’t need to buy those expensive pregnancy test kits over and over again, and fret about the results. If you have conceived successfully, your body will definitely show some signs, you just need to listen closely to your body to observe the changes.

If any of the above mentioned causes of delayed ovulation make a mere ‘missed period’ a feeble sign of pregnancy to you, you can try looking for these other, softer signs of pregnancy. Here is how to tell if your pregnant without a test, if you happen to notice these signs.

1. Missed Period:

If your ‘otherwise regular period’ is delayed by more than ten days, it is time to consult a doctor, as it might be good news!

However, missing menstrual cycle is not an accurate signal of pregnancy. Sometimes, medications like contraceptives and eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia can affect the menstrual cycle. So missed period is sometimes a false alarm, you have to ask your doctor the reason behind missed periods.

It takes time for the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone to rise to a certain level. If you rush with your pregnancy tests, sometimes the results show negative. This means there is no rise in HCG levels. If there is a rise in HCG levels the test kit will show positive results. If you think you are not having regular periods, confirm with your doctor first. Since, if you are detected pregnant, the prenatal care has to start without delay.

[ Read: Pregnancy Symptoms After Missed Period ]

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  • vidya

    Can pregnancy be prevented with 1-2 months

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Vidya, whether an unplanned pregnancy or an unhealthy pregnancy its best to be firm and to terminate the pregnancy at the earliest. Early termination of pregnancy is considered when a pregnancy is less than 10 weeks counted from the first day of your last menstrual cycle. The first and most correct thing to do to avoid pregnancy early is to go and see your doctor. Your doctor will do a thorough check up and suggest when it is appropriate for you to have an abortion. Since the pregnancy is at an early stage, there are chances that your doctor will prescribe you medicines through which you can safely terminate your pregnancy.

  • rebecca_sonu

    @ Preeti –

    Spotting is normal during first trimester since the fertilized egg tries to implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The bleeding may last from a few hours to a few days which is nothing much to worry about. You better go to a well reputed gynecologist for an early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU).

  • rebecca_sonu

    @ Ashley –

    You may get a negative test result if your body doesn’t produce
    enough HCG. Body produces HCG only after a fertilized egg implants itself in
    the uterus. This can happen during the very early stages in pregnancy. You
    might have undergone the test too early. But if you still show these pregnancy
    symptoms, try doing the tests after a few days or get checked with a gynecologist.
    Finally, I want to advice you not to go for unprotected sex too often as it is
    harmful for your health.

  • lady

    I bled for 2 1/2 months and my tests were still negative. I got fed up with the a.m sickness and I lost a tremendous amount of weight. Got a bloodtest and it was positive

  • summer

    I have a ? I’ve been having hot flashes and dizzy and feeling like I’m going to vomit and I don’t sleep good at night and I haven’t had a period in 4 weeks and I did spot bleed but I took the test and both said not pregnant the .. so am I pregnant ?????

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Summer, there can be lot of reasons for hot flashes and dizziness such as dehydration, sleep deprivation, heart rhythm disorders, panic attack, low blood pressure, motion sickness etc. As u have already taken the pregnancy test and that has come has negative, then wait for another one or two weeks and take a home pregnancy test. If your symptoms reoccur then i would advise you to consult a gynecologist.

    • Niharika

      Hi Summer, there can be lot of reasons for hot flashes and dizziness such as dehydration, sleep deprivation, heart rhythm disorders, panic attack, low blood pressure, motion sickness etc. As u have already taken the pregnancy test and that has come has negative, then wait for another one or two weeks and take a home pregnancy test. If your symptoms reoccur then i would advise you to consult a gynecologist.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Shy, it can be too early to say that you are pregnant or not. So it is advisable to take home pregnancy test after one or two weeks….it is advisable to consult a gynecologist if you miss your periods post 25th of May.

  • Yati Ignacio

    I already did the pregnancy test but its shown negative. My last menses is on the 10 April 2015. Mostly my menstrual cycle is between 27 day to 28 days. Its to early for me to check?
    But I backache until cant sleep well, I also have pain at my ovary part…

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Yati, as you are closer to your menses a little pain may occur and this pain can be in the form of backache or your lower abdomenal part. You can take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen and naproxen to reduce pain. Applying hot and cold compress will also provide relief. It is advisable to consult a gynecologist if the pain and symptoms persists for a longer period of time.

    • Niharika

      Dear Yati, as you are closer to your menses a little pain may occur and this pain can be in the form of backache or your lower abdomenal part. You can take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen and naproxen to reduce pain. Applying hot and cold compress will also provide relief. It is advisable to consult a gynecologist if the pain and symptoms persists for a longer period of time.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Katt, for some women, conceiving can be as easy as tossing out their contraception, whether they’re working on their first baby or their fourth. For others, reaching the goal of fertilization becomes a nightly chore. However few of the ways to speed up the process of getting pregnant are:
    1. Frequent Sex – If you’re not timing your cycles or you have irregular periods, you can cover your bases by having sex every other day.
    2. Figure out when you ovulate – Women with very regular 28-day cycles can just count 14 days from the first day of their period to determine their ovulation date. If your cycles aren’t regular, an ovulation kit can help you pinpoint your most fertile time.
    3. Step up sex before ovulation – As soon as you pick up a hormonal surge, have sex that day, plus the next two days. Another reason to have sex before you ovulate, as opposed to the day it happens is that an egg survives for only 12 to 24 hours after ovulation, so if you begin to ovulate in the morning and wait until nighttime to have sex, the egg may lose its viability by the time the sperm gets to it.
    4. Give time – Barring fertility problems and other conditions or habits that can interfere with conception, half of all couples get pregnant within six months and 85 percent do so within a year. So its important to enjoy the process rather than looking it as a chore. Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jasmine, you can try taking another pregnancy test at home after one or two weeks. If your cramps or nausea continues or increases then it is advisable to visit your gynecologist and get a ultrasound test done.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Aria, the symptoms mentioned by you are of menses…but if your periods do not start in a couple of days then you can take a pregnancy test at home.

  • shiny

    Plzz do reply me a bit faster it’s really urgent.. Plzz for God’s sake..

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Shiny, as you had protected sex then the chances of you getting pregnant will be very slim. It is normal once in a while for a delayed periods by four to five days or a week. Abdominal pain and crams can be a form of PMS too. Consult a gynecologist if your periods get delayed by two weeks or so and also take a pregnancy test at home.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Krystal, yes it is too soon to take a test now. You can wait for your next menstrual cycle and if you miss your periods for the month of May then you can take a pregnancy test at home.

  • joy

    Hi good day,I have a irregular menstruation,my last period was on march 18, and I had intercorse on april 20, its already may but I never had my next period,I do always go to the comfort room to pee,sometimes I like to eat sometimes I don’t,I feel lazy and can’t sleep at night,is there a possibilities that I am pregnant?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Joy, there can be various reasons of missing your periods or irregular periods like lack of nutrition, sleep deprivation, stress, PCOS etc. The symptoms mentioned by you may not necessarily be sure way of confirming your pregnancy. Therefore you can take a home pregnancy test and whether the test is positive or negative, you need to consult a gynecologist to help to combat irregular periods.

    • Niharika

      Dear Joy, there can be various reasons of missing your periods or irregular periods like lack of nutrition, sleep deprivation, stress, PCOS etc. The symptoms mentioned by you may not necessarily be sure way of confirming your pregnancy. Therefore you can take a home pregnancy test and whether the test is positive or negative, you need to consult a gynecologist to help to combat irregular periods.

  • paleme

    hi, got my periods on April 7th and now it s may 11th and im late on my periods. had unprotected sex and I really want to terminate if im pregnant. Had sesame seeds with honey once and having cranberry juice. Anythin else that can save me? please HELP!

  • kala

    I have an iud but I think I might be pregnant. My two tests said no but I’m lactating my son is 10 months old haven’t breastfed in 5 months

    • Niharika

      Dear Kala, sometimes lactation happens when you are not pregnant or breastfeeding. This milky white discharge from the breasts is known as galactorrhea, and it is usually a sign of an underlying problem, such as a disorder of the pituitary glands or a side effect of some medications. The good news is that galactorrhea usually goes away on its own, especially when the underlying medical condition is treated. Certain medications, herbs, hypothyroidism etc can also cause lactation. Also take a pregnancy test again after two weeks or so and consult a gynecologist to diagnose your condition.

  • Niharika

    Dear Krystal, yes it is too soon to take a test now. You can wait for your next menstrual cycle and if you miss your periods for the month of May then you can take a pregnancy test at home.

  • Niharika

    Dear Shiny, as you had protected sex then the chances of you getting pregnant will be very slim. It is normal once in a while for a delayed periods by four to five days or a week. Abdominal pain and crams can be a form of PMS too. Consult a gynecologist if your periods get delayed by two weeks or so and also take a pregnancy test at home.

  • Niharika

    Hi Aria, the symptoms mentioned by you can be of menses too…but if your periods do not start in a couple of days then you can take a pregnancy test at home.

  • Niharika

    Hi Jasmine, you can try taking another pregnancy test at home after one or two weeks. If your cramps or nausea continues or increases then it is advisable to visit your gynecologist and get a ultrasound test done.

  • Niharika

    Dear Shy, it can be too early to say that you are pregnant or not. So it is advisable to take home pregnancy test after one or two weeks….it is advisable to consult a gynecologist if you miss your periods post 25th of May.

  • Niharika

    Dear Browneyes, ovulation usually happens about 14 days after the first day of your last period. An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after it’s released. For you to get pregnant, a sperm must fertilise the egg within this time. Pregnancy tests check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine. After you conceive (when the sperm fertilises the egg), your body begins to produce HCG. Around two weeks after you conceive, there’s enough HCG for most pregnancy tests to detect it. Hence you need to wait for two weeks and then take a test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sumathi, you can take a home pregnancy test. This kit can be purchased at any medical or pharmacy store. You will also receive a instructional sheet with the kit, which will explain you the steps as to how to check and use.

  • Niharika

    Dear Yolanda, pregnancy is caused by semen (ejaculate or cum) or pre-cum getting inside the vagina. There are certain times of the month when it’s more likely that you’ll get pregnant from having sex. You can look for the symptoms like missed periods, nausea, bloating etc and if you suffer from any of the above mentioned symptoms then you can take a home pregnancy test or visit a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Dear Cheyanna, as you are using a Nexplanon, it gives an option of upto 3 years of continous pregnancy prevention option. So you need to check with your doctor about the period of the implant. In some cases if your doctor cannot feel the Nexplanon implant then you need to use other birth control methods until your health care provider confirms that the implant is in place. You can also take a home pregnancy test to further clear your doubts about your pregnancy.

  • Jenna

    my husband and i had sex 2 weeks ago.. he cum outside of my butt and the sperms drip down to my vagina area.. can i be pregnant even though the sperms were not inside of but just at the mouth of the vagina???? please help..

    • Niharika

      Dear Jenna, even if the sperms come in the contact with the area around vagina….there can be a possibility of you getting pregnant. Look out for the pregnancy symptoms and also if you miss your periods by two or three weeks then you can take a home pregnancy test to confirm your doubts.

  • Niharika

    Dear Vannya, inside a woman’s body, sperm can live for up to five days depending on the conditions. If you have unprotected sex even a few days before your partner ovulates, there is a chance of achieving a pregnancy.

  • Niharika

    Hi Olivia, It is possible to have a period after you become pregnant. Most women who do report that it is not quite like a normal period – perhaps lighter or shorter. This is usually due to implantation bleeding as the placenta attaches. You can repeat the pregnancy test to be sure but positive usually means just that unless there is a miscarriage. This is also a possibility if the period was heavy. It is believed that a number of miscarriages occur before the women even realizes she is pregnant. Again, repeating the test would be the best thing to do.

  • Niharika

    Hi Carrie, if you have your IUD removed near the time that you are ovulating, you could be at risk for becoming pregnant if you have had recent intercourse before the IUD is removed. Sperm can live inside the vagina for up to 5 days. It is advisable that you wait for one or two weeks more and then take a home pregnancy test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sweety, don’t fret over whether or not you are pregnant. If you have conceived successfully, your body will show some signs or symptoms. You can wait till your next period to check. If your periods gets delayed by two or three weeks, then take a home pregnancy test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Jessica, you can wait for the next periods and if you have missed your periods by one or two weeks then you can take a pregnancy test at home.

  • Rebecca Maria McMillan

    Hi I was just wanting to know why does my boyfirnd sperm come out of me ??

  • Niharika

    Hi Neeta. it is too early to take a pregnancy test. It is advisable to take the test again after one or two weeks. Your periods may have been delayed due to travel and change in the climate…environment..Wait for a 10-12 days and then take the test again.

  • Tah’Remme

    Hello i just turned 28 on the 12th of June I’m married wit a 7 year old son I haven’t had a period since may 9th my stomach cramps and have adnominal lower pain breast tender and always tired I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative what do I do is it possible I can be pregnant

    • Niharika

      Hi Tah’Remme, all the symptoms mentioned by you can be the signs of pregnancy, however if your recent test showed you negative results then may be it was too early to take the test. You can wait for another one or two weeks and take the test. If the results still comes as negative then consult your gynecologist to know the cause of your condition.

  • Niharika

    Hi Asmita, the periods may last between three to five days and that is normal. As you had your periods and as well as you took an i pill immediately after the intercourse then the chances of you getting pregnant is very remote. But if still are in a dilemma then you can take a home pregnancy test to remove any kind of doubts from your mind.

    • shukla asmita

      Tysm niharika thanks a ton…. feeling safe…. 😅😅

  • Niharika

    Congratulations Neeta :-) as you have shown all the symptoms and got a positive result…it is possible that you are pregnant but until and unless you go and get that confirming scan or blood test in a hospital, do not feel ecstatic or plan ahead. Wish you health and wellness and all the best for your further plans !

  • shukla asmita

    Can u hlp me knw m i pregnant or not i still tense…. Plz

  • Erica

    My last period was the 21st may and was supposed to be due on the 18th but I’m not 100% sure. I’ve a four month old baby already and I’m practically raising him on my own and I’m just wondering what should I do?

    • Niharika

      Hi Erica, as your periods got delayed by two weeks…it is advisable to take a home pregnancy test and look out for other symptoms. Also consult your gynecologist as possible as possible if you are not prepared for another pregnancy.

  • Niharika

    Hi, three days of delayed periods is too less time to say that you are pregnant. These symptoms might be of menstrual cycle. So it is advisable for you to wait for one or two weeks and if your periods do not start…then take a home pregnancy test to confirm your doubts.

    • hopingforababy

      I am now five days late with no sign.

      Still hoping,
      Nicole

  • Sage Warren

    Hello im pretty sure i am pregnant , i stopped taking my BC and my BF and I only used the pullout. I had only a couple of days of light bleeding and then my breasts stated to hurt not long after now its two weeks later and very lil smell is bothering me and even waking up in the middle of the night with cravings. I already have two kids 11 and 5 and i knew right away when i was pregnant with them and i am having all the same feelings, so i would like to know what u think please

  • Briana

    Hi, I know this may sound stupid but I really need help with this, I don’t understand. I am a young girl and I don’t know if I’m pregnant or not. I had sex for the first, and so far only time, almost 4 months ago. I had late period, nausea, bigger boobs, swollen ankles, head aches, food cravings, and I was almost always tired but couldn’t sleep. I was wondering if I were pregnant or not so I took a few online tests both said I may be pregnant. I haven’t taken a real test though… Am I pregnant?

    • Niharika

      Hi Briana, the best thing to do right now is to take a pregnancy test at home and also consult a gynecologist to understand your sudden symptoms. If you got your regular periods in the last four months then you may not be pregnant. However, do take the test and also consult with a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Suhani, It is unlikely that you will become pregnant after your period, but it isn’t impossible. It is the phase when you move into your fertility period. An average cycle lasts for 28 to 30 days, and the fertility period falls in between day 11 to day 21. Studies conclude that sperm can live in the reproductive tract for 2 to 5 days. If your bleeding time lasts for 5 to 7 days and you indulge in sex right after that, you might become pregnant. If your periods stop on day 6, you have sex on day 7 and ovulation occurs on day 11; there is a possibility that the sperm of day 6 is still residing in the fallopian tubes for fertilization. Your chances of getting pregnant after period increase day by day once your period stops. If you want to have a baby, this is a real good time to have sex. Also, indulging in sex for the following 14 days improves your chances of becoming an expecting mom.

  • Niharika

    Hi Pankaj, an ipill should be taken as soon as possible after sex. You will have 72 hours to prevent an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex. Pregnancy is established only after the fertilized egg attaches itself to the womb. This process can take 2 to 4 days. You need to act within this time frame to avoid the risk of pregnancy. The girl should take i-pill as soon as possible and not later than 72 hours. The sooner you take i-pill, the more effective it is. i-pill is 95% effective within 24 hours of unprotected sex, 85% between 25-48 hours and 58% if taken between 49-72 hours. Blood clots in the urine may suggest periods too…so wait for the next periods..if it does happen then take a home pregnancy test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sanya, it is very unlikely that you may get pregnant as you took an ipill after intercourse. Missed periods can also indicate issues like stress, major weight loss, excessive exercise, thyroid irregularity or PCOS. It is advisable that you take a home pregnancy test and also visit a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Dear Priya, it is crucial to discuss your situation with family before you take a step to terminate your pregnancy, as you will need the support and help of your family and husband to go through this phase. Also do consult your gynecologist before you take any pills. Taking pills with a prescription and guidance may put your life in risk.

  • Niharika

    Dear Leslie, missed periods need not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. Stress, nutritional deficiency or any other health issue can lead to delay in the periods. Also bilateral tubal ligation or tied tubes is 99.9% effective in preventing pregnancy. However, in a small percentage of cases, despite the tubes being severed, they can grow together again during the process of healing and a connection between the two cut ends of the fallopian tube can reform. This can allow an egg and sperm to meet and a pregnancy to develop. If a pregnancy does occur after a tubal ligation, it is more likely to be an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that implants in the fallopian tube instead of in the uterus). Take a home pregnancy test and if you are getting a positive urine pregnancy test at home, it is very important that you see your doctor to first confirm that you are in fact pregnant, and second, to make sure you don’t have an ectopic pregnancy.

  • Niharika

    Dear Izzy, symptoms like sleep pattern, food cravings alone cannot confirm pregnancy, they may serve as indications but there is no base for its accuracy. Look out for regular periods, if not do take a pregnancy test at home to be sure. You could also visit your gynecologist to put your doubts at rest.

  • Jennifer

    So I got my period 2 days late and I got my period on the 3rd of July and it ended on the 6th but for 2 days brownish stuff was coming out then it stop. On July 19 i got a massive headache, my lower back pain began I couldn’t go to sleep I was just sweating so I wake up on July 20 still with a massive headache and my back pain so I took a cold shower to cool it down but it got me more tired now I got diarrahea and I feel like throwing up what I eat this doesn’t feel normal to me and I don’t like to take pills for headaches and one thing my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex last month can there be a possibility to be pregnant?? Please help

    • Niharika

      Hi Jennifer, less bleeding during periods may happen due to lack of nutrients like iron in the body, stress, hormonal imbalance etc. You can wait for a period of 28 – 30 days from the last day of your periods… if your next cycle is late or your periods does not occur then take a home pregnancy test or consult a gynaecologist.

  • Niharika

    Dear Rani, it can be too early to say that you are pregnant or not. So it is advisable to take home pregnancy test after one or two weeks….it is advisable to consult a gynecologist. Few of the ways to speed up the process of getting pregnant are:
    1. Frequent Sex – If you’re not timing your cycles or you have irregular periods, you can cover your bases by having sex every other day.
    2. Figure out when you ovulate – Women with very regular 28-day cycles can just count 14 days from the first day of their period to determine their ovulation date. If your cycles aren’t regular, an ovulation kit can help you pinpoint your most fertile time.
    3. Step up sex before ovulation – As soon as you pick up a hormonal surge, have sex that day, plus the next two days. Another reason to have sex before you ovulate, as opposed to the day it happens is that an egg survives for only 12 to 24 hours after ovulation, so if you begin to ovulate in the morning and wait until nighttime to have sex, the egg may lose its viability by the time the sperm gets to it.
    4. Give time – Barring fertility problems and other conditions or habits that can interfere with conception, half of all couples get pregnant within six months and 85 percent do so within a year.

  • Niharika

    Hi Katelynn, all the symptoms mentioned by you are the signs of pregnancy. So to confirm your doubts… take a home pregnancy test… and this should be done early in the morning that is the test test has to be performed with the first urination.

  • Niharika

    Dear Lyra, you can feel tired due to physical exhaustion, lack of proper diet or any mental stress. Take good rest and eat well. Despite that if your pains continue to bother you then consult a doctor.

  • fredrick crider

    i just read this to my wife and we now thin k we are having our first child praise the lord

    • Niharika

      Congratulations Fredrick :-) May you be blessed with a healthy baby…enjoy this journey of fatherhood and many more wonderful years to you !!

  • Niharika

    Hi Barb, usually a burning sensation when urinating; this is the most common sign of a bladder infection. Others such symptoms are frequent urge to urinate, passing only small amounts of urine at a time despite the urge to urinate, urine that is cloudy or bloody with a strong, foul odor and bladder spasm. If you are facing any of these then it is advisable for you to visit your doctor as soon as possible. And if you are not facing any other symptoms the take a home pregnancy test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Skylar, it is common to have pains after the first intercourse and the pain will eventually go away. The fact that you had a protected sex…rules out that you are pregnant.

  • Niharika

    Hi Praveen, sometimes women with PCO syndrome can get pregnant. Contraceptive pills can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex, to prevent pregnancy. Irregularly bleeding or bleeding twice in month is common for women with PCOS or in this case second bleeding or spotting can be implantation bleeding. So to be sure take a home pregnancy test or visit a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Rosalee, where you on the pill when you had intercourse? If yes, then it is unlikely that you are pregnant.

  • Niharika

    Hi Carlee, four days delay in periods is too early to suspect pregnancy. So wait for one or two more weeks and if your periods do not occur then take a home pregnancy test.

  • Ticeses Teasley

    Hello, I’ve been trying to conceive for months with no action… Me and my bf have sex every other day some times less… No health issues just no luck….. Lately I’ve been experiencing some symptoms sore breast, fatigue, bloating, some heavy eating..my period is due in a week or so.. I’ve never really had symptoms with my other pregnancies… I’m scared to test… Tired of not seeing a positive…. Advice??!

    • Niharika

      Hi Ticeses, the best time to conceive is to engage in intercourse during your fertile window that is when you ovulate. The fertile window can last up to six days every month. These six days are the five days leading up to, and the day of, ovulation, when your body releases an egg. You are most likely to conceive if you have sex one or two days before you ovulate. It is best to have sex every two to three days throughout your cycle and also sex every two to three days improves the quality of sperm compared to daily sex.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sara, if your menstrual cycle is normal and there are no other symptoms then there is nothing to be worried about. The results of home made pregnancy test can be vague and inconclusive So if you are still doubtful get a kit from the nearest pharmacy and check the results. Symptoms like feeling dizzy and cramps can occur due to stress or nutritional deficiency. So consult your doctor.

  • Niharika

    Hi Skylar, its is unlikely to get pregnant if you had protected sex, and if your periods occur on time then there is nothing to be worried about. There is no way of being sure right now. If there is a delay in your periods by two weeks or more then take a home pregnancy test.

  • Niharika

    Hi Katherine, normal periods signal that you should nt be worried about pregnancy. A little cramps and pains post-periods can be normal and it will subside with time. Strange growling in the stomach may be due to some kind of food or acidity. Check with your GP on this.

  • Niharika

    Yes Carlee, five days is early to suspect pregnancy. Wait for two weeks or so and then take a test. Also check for other pregnancy symptoms too.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sara, delay in periods for a day or two is nothing to be worried about and it is too early to confirm if you are pregnant or not. Wait for one or two weeks and if your periods has not arrived, then consult your doctor.

  • Niharika

    Hi Carlee, visit your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Niharika

    Hi Gina, there can be several reasons as to why your breasts hurt, such as while you are PMSing, strenuous work-out, if you were your lifting furniture or heavy bags that may have strained those pectoral muscles, if you are wearing a wrong lingerie and if you are taking too much of caffeine. Always choose to wear bra of the correct fitting, go for a sports bra when you work out. If your breast pain is not related to periods then consult a doctor.

  • Niharika

    Hi Sara, a change in the hormonal cycle may alter the number of days. 4 or 5 days of periods and normal bleeding is nothing to be worried about. If your periods occur on time then it is unlikely that you are pregnant… pregnancy signals other symptoms too like change in weight, appetite, cramps etc. If you do not show any of these signs then it is just a normal periods. Sometime PMSing can be confused with pregnancy too.

  • Niharika

    Hi Gina, your last period was 9th of June…so your next period may be around the same time in August, so this pain is probably PMS. The pain might eventually go away after periods. Also if your breasts pain while having intercourse then you need to avoid pressing or putting excessive pressure on them.

  • Niharika

    Hi Mitchem, if you having regular periods then you might not be pregnant. Once your body starts producing the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), your periods will stop.

  • Niharika

    Dear Freanca, it is important that you talk about this to someone you trust or family like your mother or elder sister to help you. As a teenager you need to be careful and do not let anyone touch you with your permission. Seek help and guide and also consult a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Mia, having an intercourse without protection or birth control may lead to pregnancy. So if you trying to avoid pregnancy then do take some precautions. Tummy aches cannot tell if you are pregnant or not. The only sure way to determine if you are pregnant or not… wait for your periods.. and if your periods get delayed by more than two weeks then take a home pregnancy test or visit your gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Amber, the only way to be sure if you are pregnant or not is by take a pregnancy test or consulting your gynecologist because sometimes symptoms can be misleading. It is always important to get checked.

  • Niharika

    Hi Diya, if you had an unprotected intercourse and if you want to avoid unwanted pregnancy then you can take an emergency pill within 72 hours of the intercourse.

  • Niharika

    Hi Lexa, if your vagina has not come in touch with the semen then it is not possible for you to get pregnant. However if it has accidentally then take a home pregnancy test to remove your doubts. Back pains can also be the cause of delayed periods or PMS.

  • Mumgeorgette@gmail.com

    My period is a week late my body acheing everywhere im not feeling like eatting I only eat bit now and then mostly at like midnight I get movements in my stomach not strong like it will just jump and wiggle u cant see it but I can feel it im cant sleep at night time too alway need the toilet , feeling kinda dizzy now have been takeing test put there all comming back negative im shy to go doctors tho

    • Niharika

      Dear Mumgeorgette, there is nothing to feel shy about, it is important for you to visit a gynecologist. Delay in periods, body aches, lack of appetite and dizziness can be due to weakness or other reasons. So do visit a doctor who can prescribe few tests to diagnose your condition and help you further.

  • Niharika

    Hi Mridul, a woman cannot get pregnant without penetration. However, there are some rare exceptions. For conception to occur, all it takes is for semen to come in contact with the vaginal canal. If ejaculation occurs and semen comes in contact with the vaginal canal, conception can occur even without penetration. This is rather unlikely, but it is remotely possible.

  • Niharika

    Hi Lindsey, as you have shown all the symptoms …it is possible that you are pregnant but until and unless you go and get that confirming scan or blood test in a hospital, do not feel ecstatic or plan ahead. Wish you health and wellness and all the best for your further plans !

  • Niharika

    Dear Angelie, you might get a false negative test result if you take a home pregnancy test very soon after you think you may have conceived, or if you don’t follow the test instructions correctly. A home pregnancy test will be positive only if it detects the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). When an egg is fertilized after you ovulate, it takes about a week to travel through a fallopian tube to the uterus. And your body starts producing hCG only after a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. And a few women have such low levels of hCG during pregnancy that home tests can’t measure it. If your period is weeks late without a positive test result, talk to your doctor to figure out whether you’re pregnant or need help getting your menstrual cycle on track.

  • Niharika

    Hi Lilian, it is possible to get pregnant just before period, but it is not very common. Fertilization usually occurs around the time of a woman’s ovulation, which happens between the 12th and 16th days of the menstrual cycle. However, it is still possible to become pregnant later than this time, or just before your period. If your ovulation takes place later than expected (mid-cycle), say on the 24th day of the cycle instead of around 14th day, and fertilization and implantation take place, then pregnancy can occur right before your expected period. Wait till your next periods and if does nt occur then take a pregnancy test.

  • Nikita

    Hi. I had sex with a friend about two weeks ago and we used a condom although it was properly used and I don’t think he came in me. However it’s been two weeks and I’ve not yet gotten my period, my periods are usually irregular and I’ve not gotten any signs of pregnancy yet but I’m very stressed out and scared because I’ve read that some women do not have any symptoms. Can I possibly be pregnant??

    • Niharika

      Hi Nikita, as your periods are usually irregular then it might be little difficult to predict. If you both have used condoms and if your are sure that no semen has entered inside of you then you need not worry much. Wait for a couple of days and if you do not get your period then take a home pregnancy test or visit your gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Dear Mrs J, a delay in periods for ten days may be too soon to detect any pregnancy. Be patient and consult a gynecologist. Look out for other symptoms apart from a missed period. A single episode of missed period may signal hormonal changes in the body.

  • Niharika

    Hi VSK, the ideal body weight for a female of 5’5 height is between 70 to 85 kg. As you body weighs 89 kg, it would be good to lose few kg of weight before trying to get pregnancy. By reaching a healthy weight, you increase your chances of conceiving naturally and reduce your risk of the problems associated with being overweight in pregnancy. If you get pregnant before losing weight, try not to worry – most women who are overweight have a straightforward pregnancy and birth, and have healthy babies. However, being overweight does increase the risk of complications for both you and your baby.

  • Niharika

    Hi Trisha, the best time to take a home pregnancy test is in the morning. Use your first morning urine to do the test because it has more hCG in it. For best results, read package directions and follow them, especially instructions about how and when to do the test, and waiting enough time to read the results. Also check for the date of the kit. Take a test after a couple of days or visit your gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Harishitha, it is not possible to get pregnant without penetration or if the semen as not come in contact with the vagina… so consult a gynecologist as delayed or missed periods may have other underlying reasons.

  • Niharika

    Hi Lutfun. having an unprotective sex may lead to pregnancy. But if the sperm has not come in contact with the vagina then you may not be pregnant. However to confirm your doubts…wait for few more days and take a home pregnancy test or visit a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Hi Molly, an unprotected sex may lead to pregnancy. Do take an home pregnancy test. If it come as a negative then visit a gynecologist to know the cause of delayed periods. Delayed periods can signal nutritional deficiency or other reasons…..so do visit a doctor before you start you new fitness regime.

    • Molly

      Okay thank you

  • Niharika

    Hi Mrs J, it is advisable that you consult a gynecologist and under go a thorough test.

  • funmi

    hello

  • Niharika

    Hi Rashika, pulling out before ejaculation does little or nothing to prevent pregnancy. Men do secrete sperm (precum) throughout the sex act and it only takes one. If he did any vaginal penetration at all there is a chance for pregnancy. It depends on if the time was right and if there was a mature egg ready for fertilization as to whether or not you will get pregnant. I’ve known of many girls who got pregnant on their first time. I do know that if you didn’t get pregnant this time, and you continue to be sexually active with no protection, you can get pregnant sooner or later. If you are going to be sexually active, you need to get yourself some kind of birth control.

  • Niharika

    Hi Funmi, it’s a common misconception that if a woman has sex during her period she cannot become pregnant. It is possible to get pregnant during your period. You’d have to have a very short menstrual cycle, which is the time from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period, or a tendency to have long periods. A typical menstrual cycle is about 28 days long, but some women have cycles as short as 22 days. If you have a shorter cycle, you could ovulate just a few days after your period ends. And since sperm can survive in your reproductive tract for up to six days, if you have sex during your period, it’s possible that the sperm may still be hanging around when you ovulate, ready to fertilize the egg. If you had unprotected sex during your period and are concerned that you may be pregnant, look out for symptoms like mild lower abdominal cramping, spotting (implantation spotting, a fairly common cause of bleeding once the egg has been fertilized), breast tenderness and moodiness. These symptoms can occur as early as two weeks after ovulation. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy then always take precautions. Use birth control pills or condoms.

  • Niharika

    Hi Jessica, with all the symptoms that you have mentioned, there can be two possibilities, either you had normal periods and symptoms will eventually disappear and secondly there is a possibility of implantation bleeding. There are a couple of reasons behind negative pregnancy test such as :
    1. Absence of conception
    2. Too early pregnancy, when the HCG can not yet be defined
    3. Ectopic pregnancy, in which case secretion of the hormone is slower and less intensive
    4. Threatened miscarriage – the HCG level drops before fetal wastage, which may be interpreted by the analysis as incompatibility for the stated period of pregnancy.
    Apart from the above reason, you might be taking the test in a wrong way. Morning urine (the first urine during the day) contains the highest level of chorionic For this reason, most of the test producers recommend using morning urine for testing. In any case, do visit your gynecologist and describe your symptoms, menstrual cycle, dates etc for a clear picture. All the Best !

  • Niharika

    Hi Donna, having an unprotected sex may lead to pregnancy. If you wish to avoid pregnancy then you can opt to take an emergency pill within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The only way to know if you are pregnant or not is by taking a home pregnancy test or a scan at doctor’s clinic.

  • Niharika

    Hi Satish, if you have used protection and did the withdrawal method then there is very remote chances of your girl friend getting pregnant. However if she is doubtful then as a preventative method she can take an emergency pill within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

  • Niharika

    Hi Jessica..as you are two weeks late for periods, it may be possible that you are pregnant. It would be advisable that you take a home pregnancy test or consult a gynecologist.

  • Niharika

    Dear Sara, if your last intercourse with your boyfriend was in August 2014, then there is no way possible that you can get pregnant now ! If your periods have not occurred for the past two months then it may signal many issues like weak health, PCO’s, improper functioning of thyroid gland, stress etc. It is advisable that you consult a gynecologist .

  • Niharika

    Hi Satish, if your girl friend has missed a period for the month of August then it is advisable for her to consult a gynecologist to know the cause for her missed periods.

  • Niharika

    Hi Manoj, if your partner did not get her periods for the past two months then it is advisable for her to take a home pregnancy test. Also consult a gynecologist as there could be other reasons of missed periods. If you both are trying to avoid pregnancy then use protection or follow any birth control method before having an intercourse.

  • Niharika

    Hi Gilbert, yes it is possible for your wife to get pregnant again if you have not taken any birth control precautions.

    • Gilbert T. Amor

      can you please give me advice what to do so she will avoid pregnancy..please..thank you…

      • Niharika

        Hi Gilbert, if your wife don’t want to get pregnant while nursing, begin using birth control as soon as you start having sex again. Many doctors recommend barrier methods such as condoms or a diaphragm, but some think the newer low-dose oral contraceptives are safe to use while breastfeeding and pose no harm to your baby. Ask your doctor about the mini-pill, which doesn’t contain estrogen, a hormone that can interfere with lactation, only progestin. Talk to your wife and find out if she is ovulating or not. If she isn’t then there is nothing to be worried about now.

  • Niharika

    Hi Priya, if you are trying to conceive then keep a track of dates of your ovulation period. If you consistently have sex two or three times a week, you’re almost certain to hit a fertile period at some point. Maintain a healthy weight, include moderate physical activity in your daily routine, eat a healthy diet, limit caffeine and manage stress. Take the help of your health care provider who can assess your overall health and help you identify lifestyle changes that might improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.