A straightforward and accurate method to find out if you are pregnant.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or your contraception has failed, you could be pregnant. You may need to take a pregnancy test to confirm this.
If you’ve had unprotected sex within the last 5 days and a pregnancy would be unwanted, you can use emergency contraception such as the emergency contraceptive pill or IUD to ensure any pregnancy does not continue. If you’ve had unprotected sex more than 5 days ago, it’s important to take a pregnancy test after about 3 weeks, if your period is late, or if you have abnormal bleeding.
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If you’re ready to visit us, book an appointment to reduce your waiting time at the clinic.
Once you’ve filled out the form, a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your appointment.
How do pregnancy tests work?
Pregnancy tests provide an easy and accurate way to find out if you’re pregnant.
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Pregnancy tests work by checking your urine for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Your body only makes this hormone if you’re pregnant. After taking a test the result will either be:
- Negative: you’re not pregnant. If your test is negative, but your period is late or you have pregnancy symptoms, you need to repeat the test after a week.
- Positive: you’re pregnant. Other people can help you make a decision by explaining your choices but in the end you must decide what you want.
A pregnancy test will be less accurate if it’s expired or if you don’t use it the right way. So always check the expiration date on the package, and carefully read the directions that come with your pregnancy test.
If your test is positive
If you’ve had a positive pregnancy test, you may be feeling confused, shocked and scared. It’s important to face what’s happening and seek advice as soon as possible.
It’s also important to make the right decision for you, and this might not always be the decision your friends or family would make.
Try and talk it over with someone. If you feel unable to talk to friends or family, you can speak to your doctor or one of our staff.
Please note that as well as pregnancy, unprotected sex puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia. You may wish to consider visiting your gynaecologist or us for an STI test.