Worrying about being pregnant can be very stressful; you can make an appointment to come and chat with us if you need someone to talk to.
We can also give you links to websites for information about Emergency Contraception, which can be used to help prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex.
If you have missed a period and you think you might be pregnant, it is important that you do a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
It can be quite a shock to find out you are pregnant, and some people may find it helpful to have some support when they do a test.
We can support you in doing pregnancy test with a trained advisor, who will be able to help you think about your next steps whatever the result. This is a free service. If you would like support with a pregnancy test please call us one of the following:
Tests are easily available over the counter at supermarkets and pharmacies (or you can get them online at Boots or Amazon) – they usually cost between £1 and £10 pounds. Pregnancy Tests work by detecting the hormone HGC in urine. HGC is normally only present in pregnant women.
Pregnancy tests are also available from Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services, and young people can access free pregnancy tests from some GPs, some Pharmacies and NHS walk in centres. Some advice services such as MAP or GFS Platform also offer free pregnancy tests for young people.
Most Pregnancy Tests will only work when you have missed a period; if you have only recently had sex and you don’t want to get pregnant, then don’t forget about emergency contraception (the morning after pill). Do not wait for a pregnancy test before you access emergency contraception.
If you think your contraception might have failed, or you didn’t use contraception and you had sex recently, there are methods of emergency contraception available.
Please follow the links below for more information.
Emergency contraception works by stopping ovulation or by stopping a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb.