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Pregnancy testing and advice

Think you might be pregnant? Not sure what to do next?

You can buy do-it-yourself pregnancy testing kits from pharmacies and supermarkets. They can give you a quick result and you can do the test in private. A range of tests are available and the way they work varies, so it’s important to check the instructions first.

You can carry out most pregnancy tests using a sample of urine from the first day of your missed period. If you're pregnant, this is about two weeks after conception. If you don't know when your next period is due, do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex. Some very sensitive pregnancy tests can be used even before you miss a period, from as early as eight days after conception.

All of our Sexual Health Wirral clinics provide free pregnancy testing.

Results

A positive test result is almost certainly correct. A negative test result is less reliable. If you get a negative test result and still think that you're pregnant wait a week and test again.

If you're pregnant and want to continue with the pregnancy contact your GP or a midwife to start your antenatal care.

Support

If you're not sure about continuing with the pregnancy our team can provide you with confidential support & advice and refer you for counselling. If you decide to terminate the pregnancy, it's important to arrange an abortion as soon as possible. Our staff can make an appointment on your behalf. You can also contact your GP.