I should confirm that I am pregnant.
A woman may recognize the symptoms of pregnancy such as breast tenderness, frequent urination, nausea, and no menstrual period. 1, 2
Pregnancy can be confirmed with:
- A urine pregnancy test. Tests are usually available from pharmacies. These tests are more accurate for detecting an early pregnancy than an ultrasound.
- Ultrasound. It is not required to have an ultrasound before doing an early abortion, but a scan can confirm if the pregnancy is inside the uterus. The ultrasound also helps to determine accurately the length of the pregnancy.
- A blood test for the pregnancy hormone. Such test can be done at the health facility to check if a woman is pregnant.