Am I Pregnant?
Perhaps, your period is late, or maybe you have noticed some symptoms, and now you are wondering "Am I Pregnant?"
If you have had intercourse or intimate genital contact within the last several months, you could be pregnant. The chances rise dramatically if you are not using birth control, but it is also possible to get pregnant even if you are using birth control, especially if you are not using it regularly or exactly as prescribed.
The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. Other pregnancy symptoms include breast tenderness, bloating and nausea. Symptoms are not reliable for diagnosing pregnancy, however, because many pregnancy symptoms are also premenstrual symptoms. If you are wondering "Am I Pregnant?", you must check a pregnancy test to find out.
Then chance of getting pregnant in any one cycle is 20%. That means that if you have had unprotected intercourse around the time of ovulation, there is a 20% chance that you are pregnant. It is also possible to be pregnant even if you are using birth control. It is rare if you are using a medically approved form of birth control, but it becomes more likely if you don't always use your method every single time, or take your birth control pills every single day.
Withdrawal (the pull out method) is a very unreliable form of birth control. If that is your choice of birth control, your chance of pregnancy rises dramatically.
Keep in mind, the only way to answer the question "Am I Pregnant?" is to check a pregnancy test.
Remember pregnancy tests will not be accurate before the day that you expect to get your period.
To find out more about the chance that you are pregnant, you can take our Pregnancy Quiz.