What Can I Do if I Think I’m Pregnant?
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What Can I Do if I Think I'm Pregnant?

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Pregnancy Tests

If you think you are pregnant, it is important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible so that you can begin receiving prenatal care.

If you are a teen in Boulder County and you think you are pregnant, please get in touch with GENESIS by calling 303-678-6155.

Pregnancy symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Light, irregular, or no menstrual cycle;
  • Nausea (can experience this in the morning or throughout the day and evening);
  • Unexplained weight gain;
  • Breast tenderness;
  • Fatigue/tiredness/lack of energy;
  • More frequent need to urinate.

You may experience some, all, or none of these symptoms. The most definite way to find out if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Most pregnancy tests are sensitive enough to determine whether you are pregnant within ten days of conception (when you think you might have gotten pregnant). Still, experts agree that it is best to wait until your period is at least 5-10 days late before taking a test.

However, some women continue to have regular periods even though they are pregnant. So, if you suspect you might be, getting a test is a good idea.

Places to Get a Confidential Pregnancy Test

  • Planned Parenthood:
    • Boulder office: 303-447-1040;
  • Women’s Health: 303-442-5160;
  • People’s Clinic: 303-449-6050;
  • Clinica Campesina: 303-665-9310;
  • Salud Clinic: 303-485-8261;
  • Mountain Family Health Center: 303-258-3206;
  • Or, if you prefer, you can purchase a pregnancy test at a pharmacy or the grocery store.

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