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A pregnancy can be the best or the worst thing to happen to you, depending on whether it is planned or not.

Confirming a pregnancy:

This is done by a urine pregnancy test which detects a hormone produced in pregnancy called human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG).

You can buy a kit to do the test at home, or it can be done for you by your GP, MESMAC in Hull and school nurses.

The test is best done on the first urine sample of the morning (as the concentration of hormone will be highest then) and usually will not read positive until you are 2 weeks pregnant. If there is any doubt about the result, repeat the test in a week. If there is still doubt due to symptoms or a urine test that is difficult to interpret, your GP or clinic may recommend a blood test. For further information see NHS Choices.

A wanted pregnancy:

You should book your first appointment for care as soon as you know you are pregnant. In Hull and the East Riding, you do this by contacting your GP. 

Not sure about being pregnant?

If the pregnancy is unplanned and you don’t know what to do, sometimes it helps to speak to someone independent, outside your family and friends.

At Conifer we provide a non-judgemental and confidential service for unplanned pregnancies, for more information please Click here




Locations offering this service
Conifer (City Centre), Wilberforce Health Centre, 6-10 Story Street, Hull, HU1 3SA

Tel: 01482 247111 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Please note our new opening times:

Mondays: 8.30am – 7.15 pm
Tuesdays: 8am – 4.15 pm
Wednesdays: 8am – 4.15pm
Thursdays:  8.30am – 4.15pm*
(*1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH WILL BE 1.30pm – 4.15pm)
Fridays: 8am – 4.15pm
Saturdays: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Goodhart Road, Hull, HU7 4DW

Tel: 01482 247111
Mon: 1pm – 7.15pm (not including bank holidays)

Morrill Street, Holderness Road, Hull, HU9 2LJ

Tel: 01482 247111
Tues: 2pm - 6.30pm

Orchard Park Road, Hull, HU6 9BX

Tel: 01482 247111
Wed: 1pm - 5.15pm

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