Am I Pregnant?

One of the most common symptoms is a delayed or missed period after sex. Other common early symptoms are headaches, tender breasts, nausea, and lower backaches.

Learn what the early symptoms of pregnancy are by visiting OptionLine. Option Line also provides caring, confidential support if you or someone you know faces an unplanned pregnancy.

Home pregnancy tests claim to be highly accurate; however, blood tests are much more reliable. If you decide to take a home pregnancy test, their accuracy depends on when you use them, how you use them, who uses them, and the brand of test. For more information, visit the Office of Women’s Health.        
Real Life Stories
Most teenagers do not plan to get pregnant. When teens learn of an unplanned pregnancy, they often feel alone and afraid of what the future will bring. Learn what other teenagers did when they discovered they were going to become young mothers. Read REAL LIFE STORIES on this website.

If your pregnancy test is positive, seek advice, learn your options, and remember that there are alternatives to abortion.

Teenagers may also find it helpful to chat with someone at OptionLine. You can chat online for free 24/7 or call their helpline at 1-800-395-HELP. If you think you are pregnant, get a pregnancy test. Keep in mind; there are free pregnancy tests and counseling available in most cities in the United States.

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