One way to be sure if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. You don't even need to wait until you miss your period before testing as the Clearblue Ultra Early Pregnancy Test can be used up to 6 days before you miss your period1. Some women might notice one or two symptoms in the earliest stages of pregnancy. If you can't buy a pregnancy test right now, try our fun “Am I pregnant?” quiz to see if your symptoms might be an early clue.
What method of contraception are you using?
When is your next period due?
Have you noticed any changes to your breasts?
Have you been feeling sick recently?
How are your energy levels?
Have you been visiting the bathroom to urinate more often than normal?
How is your general mood?
Have you noticed any changes to your appetite?
Based on your answers, it is unlikely, but not impossible, that you are pregnant this cycle. Not all women will suffer from pregnancy symptoms though, and all pregnancies are different so do not worry. One way you can be certain is to do a pregnancy test.
Based on your answers, there is a chance you might be pregnant. Find out for sure by doing a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
Some symptoms might be for reasons other than pregnancy - if you are concerned, speak to your doctor.
If you're trying to get pregnant, using an ovulation test to identify your fertile days will help you maximise your chances of conception.
Common signs of early pregnancy are missed period, changes in your breasts, tiredness, feeling sick, hyperemesis gravidarum, going to the toilet more often, mood swings, changing tastes in food (cravings), sensitivity to smells & cramps. Learn more about the signs and how you can accurately test to check your symptoms.
After the egg is fertilised, it travels to the womb and implants in the uterine wall, starting the release of the pregnancy hormone (hCG) in your urine. The sensitivity of the pregnancy test depends how soon before your missed period it can detect the hormone. Some can be used up to 6 days before your missed period. Use our free ‘when to test’ tool to find out how soon you can test.
All Clearblue Pregnancy Tests are more than 99% accurate at detecting pregnancy, when used from the day of your expected period.
- 'Missed period' refers to the day after your expected period. In 79% of the samples tested in a lab study, pregnancy was detected 6 days before the missed period (which is 5 days before the expected period).
- Gnoth C., et al. Hum Reprod. (2003) 18 (9): 1959-1966.
When can I take a pregnancy test?
If you think you might be pregnant, you want to know right away. But it's important to understand what's happening in your body so you know how soon you can test.