Worried you might be pregnant? You don’t have to face your fears alone. You can come into the centre for a free, self-administered pregnancy test and the opportunity to have a confidential chat about the results with one of our support staff.
If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant, you probably have a lot of things swirling around in your head right now. You might be happy, excited, scared, angry, or some mix of those.
That’s totally normal, and how you feel today isn’t necessarily how you’ll feel in a day or two. The realization that your whole life could be about to change is overwhelming!
So what now? The first step is to find out if you’re pregnant. A woman might miss her period for many reasons. A change in diet, exercise, or stress level could cause a late period. Sometimes, women have late periods for reasons they’re never able to trace.
A good first step is to take a pregnancy test. You can buy a pregnancy test at a grocery story or pharmacy. You can also get one for free at our centre.
If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading.
If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider. You could choose parenting, adoption, or abortion. You may find it helpful to talk with someone about all these options. Many women do. The Pregnancy Support Centre offers confidential support and accurate information about all pregnancy options. However, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.
Free Pregnancy Test Available
A free pregnancy test is available by appointment or walk in at the Pregnancy Support Centre.
We are located at 229 Princess Ave., in Brandon, Manitoba.
You may see signs of pregnancy within a week of conception. It is also possible for symptoms to start a few weeks later.
If you think you could be pregnant, watch for these early signs and symptoms: missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea, and lower backaches. Unfortunately, these symptoms are not unique to pregnancy, and you could be pregnant without experiencing any of them.
Sometimes symptoms of pregnancy are less familiar or obvious. If you’re pregnant, you might also experience: slight bleeding or cramping, headaches, mood swings, dizziness and constipation.
If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test. You can get a free pregnancy test at our centre.
If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider. You could choose parenting, adoption, or abortion. You may find it helpful to talk with someone about all these options. Many women do.
The Pregnancy Support Centre offers confidential support and accurate information about all pregnancy options. However, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.
Any time you have sex, there is a chance you could get pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. One of the most common symptoms is a delayed or missed period.
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This video provides accurate and evidence-based information on fetal development, abortion procedures and risks involved, pregnancy options for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy. Our content was reviewed by more than 45 specialized practitioners in Canada, including perinatal nurses, family physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists, medical ethicists, psychologists and social workers.