Frequently Asked Questions continued...

Q: How do I know if I am pregnant?

A: There are some tell-tale signs and symptoms that many women experience when they become pregnant, but the only way to be sure is to take a test.

Q: What are common pregnancy symptoms?

A: Some common pregnancy symptoms include: nausea and vomiting, appetite change, tender breasts, tiredness, and frequent urination.

Q: How soon can I find out if I am pregnant?

A: A pregnancy test can detect pregnancy after a missed period - sometimes even a few days before a missed period.

Q: My boyfriend and I had sex last night. Could I already be pregnant?

A: Pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period which is about two weeks earlier than when conception likely occurred.
Generally, two weeks before your next expected menstrual period, ovulation takes place. This is when an egg is released from the ovary. If a sperm and egg come together, conception takes place.

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