If you think you may be pregnant the first thing to do is take a pregnancy test.
This can be done:
- At home with a home testing kit
- At a clinic
- By your GP
- via MESMAC in Hull
The tests use a urine (wee) sample to detect a hormone produced in pregnancy.
The sample is best collected on your first visit to the loo in the morning as the concentration of hormone will be highest then. You usually need to be at least 2 weeks pregnant before you get a positive result. 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