Pregnancy testing

How can I test whether I'm pregnant?

If you've had unprotected sex or your contraception has failed, you could be pregnant. You may need to take a pregnancy test to confirm this.

If you've had unprotected sex within the last 5 days and a pregnancy would be unwanted, you can use emergency contraception such as the emergency contraceptive pill or IUD to ensure any pregnancy does not continue. If you've had unprotected sex more than 5 days ago, it's important to take a pregnancy test after about 3 weeks, if your period is late, or if you have abnormal bleeding.

You can get pregnancy test kits at all our clinics, as well as pharmacies and clinics across Nepal.

 

 

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Frequently asked questions about pregnancy tests

How do pregnancy tests work?

Pregnancy tests provide an easy and accurate way to find out if you’re pregnant.

Pregnancy tests work by checking your urine for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Your body only makes this hormone if you’re pregnant. After taking a test the result will either be:

  • Negative: you’re not pregnant. If your test is negative, but your period is late or you have pregnancy symptoms, you need to repeat the test after a week.
  • Positive: you're pregnant. Other people can help you make a decision by explaining your choices but in the end you must decide what you want. Your choices include keeping the baby, adoption, or abortion.

A pregnancy test will be less accurate if it’s expired or if you don’t use it the right way. So always check the expiration date on the package, and carefully read the directions that come with your pregnancy test.

What do I do if I have a positive pregnancy test?

If you've had a positive pregnancy test, you may be feeling confused, shocked and scared. It's important to face what's happening and seek advice as soon as possible.

It's also important to make the right decision for you, and this might not always be the decision your friends or family would make.

Try and talk it over with someone. If you feel unable to talk to friends or family, you can speak to your doctor or one of our staff.

Please note that as well as pregnancy, unprotected sex puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia. You may wish to consider visiting your gynaecologist or us for an STI test.

If you find yourself pregnant, particularly if it was unplanned, you may have mixed feelings about what to do next.

Call us toll-free to book a consultation to speak about your options

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