Are you worried that you may be pregnant? Not sure what to do or whom to consult? This guide helps you deal with a suspected pregnancy without panicking. Read to find out, what to do.
Missed taking your birth control pills, a condom breaks during sex, or got carried away and had unprotected sex?
Even the scariest movies don’t equate to the feeling you get when you begin to suspect an unwanted pregnancy. Read on to find what to do, if you suspect that you may be pregnant.
Nothing is as emotionally taxing as a pregnancy scare
A pregnancy scare can happen at any time, even before you find the dreaded “two” lines on a pregnancy test. Pregnancy scares can be traumatic.
Regardless of the age and maturity of a woman, an unwanted pregnancy is sure to give anyone a scary jolt.
No woman wants to carry on fretting and moping about such a life-changing scenario. Here, we’ve collected some of the best tips to help you tackle a pregnancy scare.
Are there early symptoms of pregnancy?
Unfortunately, Mother Nature has failed to provide us with internal radar that sends immediate signals once you get pregnant. Some women notice changes/symptoms before taking the pregnancy test, while others carry on as usual. It varies highly from one person to another.
However, here are a few symptoms that women often notice – nausea, headaches, enlarged or sore breasts, frequent urination and inexplicable fatigue.
However, none of these symptoms are conclusive. So, if you wake up one Sunday morning feeling extra tired, it doesn’t mean that you’re pregnant. The tiredness probably has to do with your last night’s partying.
How to conclude if you are pregnant or not?
The easiest way is to do a pee-test at home. You can get the pregnancy test stick at all pharmacies. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully to get accurate results.
What to do if you are pregnant?
Seeing those double lines on a pregnancy test is an emotionally charged moment. It may take days or even weeks for you to accept it, especially if you weren’t planning to get pregnant. The best way for dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is to confide in a trusted person. This can be your partner, friend, family member, parent or even a professional.
If you aren’t in a position (financially, emotionally or physically) to keep the baby, then it’s best to consult with your gynaecologist about considering the right procedures. Depending on the condition of your health, the gynaecologist will suggest the correct options.
How to free yourself from the trauma of pregnancy scares in the future?
If you’re sexually active, then you need to use a reliable method of birth control like pills, IUD, condoms and more, to avoid such pregnancy scares in the future.
Birth control pills are an effective and hassle-free method to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. All you have to do is pop a pill every day, and you stay protected. Additionally, by taking pills, you don’t have to depend on your partner to avoid pregnancies.
What about the morning after pill?
If you find that a condom breaks during sex or if you had unprotected sex just now and fear getting pregnant, there’s something you can do. You can take an emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the morning after pill. The one catch – you have to act immediately. Most morning-after pills are effective only if taken within 48 to 72 hours after intercourse.
Opt for birth control & avoid the unnecessary stress of a suspected pregnancy
Instead of panicking every time you have sex and praying that you don’t get pregnant, opt for a reliable birth control method and enjoy happy, safe and protected sex.