Pregnant or Not Pregnant?
If you think you might be pregnant, it’s probably a good idea to take a pregnancy test to find out for sure.
Clearblue offers a range of pregnancy tests that can tell you whether you’re expecting a baby or not.
No tests are more accurate – All Clearblue pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate when used from the day your period is due.
So sensitive you can test early – All Clearblue pregnancy tests can be used up to 4 days before your period is due.
Clearblue DIGITAL with Conception Indicator – so accurate… it also tells you how many weeks ago you conceived.
The Clearblue DIGITAL Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator gives you double confirmation of the result. Its Smart Dual Sensor ™ not only tells you in words if you’re pregnant or not, but if you are, it also shows you how many weeks pregnant you are.
Clearblue with Colour Change Tip – the only test to give you 7 signs of certainty
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The Clearblue Pregnancy Tests – How they work
When you become pregnant your body starts to produce the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG). The amount of hCG in your body doubles approximately every 2 to 3 days, and reaches a maximum at around 7 to 12 weeks into the pregnancy. Clearblue pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of hCG in your urine.
Clearblue offers a range of pregnancy tests, that can tell you whether you’re expecting a baby or not.
Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs
There are various pregnancy symptoms that can indicate you might be pregnant. They differ from woman to woman, and from pregnancy to pregnancy.
If you’re pregnant, you may notice one or more of these symptoms. Don’t worry; you’re unlikely to get them all at once.
Equally, you shouldn’t worry if you don’t experience any of them. It’s perfectly possible to be pregnant without noticing any of the ‘classic’ signs of pregnancy listed below.
Classic Symptoms of Pregnancy
Missed period. This is the earliest and most reliable sign if you have a regular monthly cycle. Though it is possible to have a little light bleeding or spotting around the time you expected your period, even if you’re pregnant.
If you don’t have a regular cycle, you may notice some of the other pregnancy symptoms before you notice a missed period.
Feeling tired. You may feel unusually tired in the first few weeks of pregnancy. This is probably due to rising levels of the hormone progesterone.
Feeling sick. You may start feeling sick, and even vomit, between about the 2nd and 8th week of pregnancy. Although this is often called ‘morning sickness’ it can happen to you at any time of the day or night.
Changes in your breasts. You may notice your breasts getting larger, feeling tender, or tingling (the way some women’s breasts do just before they get their period) in the early weeks of pregnancy. In addition, the veins on your breasts may show up more and your nipples may get darker.
Going to the loo more often. About 6-8 weeks after conception you may find that you have to get up in the night to go to the loo. Some pregnant women also find that they ‘leak’ a bit when they cough, laugh or sneeze.
Mood swings and stress. You may feel rapid changes in mood in the early stages of pregnancy, and even start to cry sometimes, without knowing why. This is probably because of the changes in hormone levels taking place in your body.
Changing tastes in food. You may find you go off certain things like tea, coffee or fatty food. Some women also feel cravings for types of food they don’t usually like.
If you suspect you might be pregnant and are experiencing these symptoms, you should probably take a pregnancy test.