No method of birth control is 100% effective, so even if you do your best to try to prevent pregnancy, with male-female sex, there is always a possibility of getting pregnant. If you notice any of the following signs, you may want to take a home pregnancy test.
Signs of pregnancy:
- A missed period
- Fatigue, faintness, or feeling lightheaded
- Constipation, gas, or bloating
- Frequent urination
- The areola (the circle of skin directly surrounding the nipples) becomes darker
- A lighter, shorter period or irregular bleeding
- Breasts feeling more tender, sensitive, swollen, and/or heavier
- Backaches, headaches, and cramps
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Mood swings
While some pregnant women will have many of these symptoms, others will have only one or two, and others may have none at all. Having any, or even all of the symptoms above, does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant. These symptoms can be caused by many different things. The best way to confirm whether you are pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test or visit your health care provider.