An unexpected pregnancy can play havoc on a woman’s life. Many questions arise as you start showing signs and symptoms of pregnancy. If you are in a relationship, you will want to discuss it with your partner so that all of the stress of not-knowing won’t be left on your shoulders alone. You will have someone else to worry as well. If you are not in a relationship and find yourself with an unexpected pregnancy, you need to start doing some math to find out who the father is.
If you only have one partner that you are sexually active with, the father will be easy to pinpoint. If you have more than one you have been sexually active with over the last few months, you will want to get out your calendar and start thinking about when you were with whom. Go ahead and write it down on the calendar and then you can figure when you ovulated so you will have a better idea of who you were with when you conceived.
By the time you are showing signs of an unexpected pregnancy, you will probably be able to take a home pregnancy test to tell you if you are pregnant or not. However, home pregnancy tests can give a false negative result if taken before the first period is missed. If you take a test and it turns out positive, wait a week and take another test to see if it is positive. The home pregnancy test is designed to detect the hormone that is only present when a woman is pregnant. If your body hasn’t started to produce it yet, the test will show as negative. Taking a test the next week will usually be enough time to either let you start your period or start producing the hormone found in pregnancy.
If you find out you aren’t pregnant after an unexpected pregnancy scare, the best thing for you to do is to get on some kind of birth control so that this doesn’t happen again. You can make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the options that would work best for you and your lifestyle.
An unexpected pregnancy scare is normally the most common time for women and young girls to get an exam for the first time. If you are sexually active, you need to be having examinations at least once a year to make sure everything is ok inside of you. The exams are relatively painless and at the most, they are just uncomfortable and a little embarrassing. The thought of being on birth control outweighs the uncomfortable feeling of having a doctor examine you. If you end up with an unexpected pregnancy, you will have to get used to having the doctor examine you monthly in the beginning and then weekly as you get into the later part of pregnancy. Having one exam now is much better than having to have regular prenatal examinations with an unexpected pregnancy.