If you aren’t sure if you are pregnant, the best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test.
You can take a urine pregnancy test three to five days after a missed period. To get the most accurate results, use the pregnancy test the first time you pee in the morning. There is also a blood test available from a doctor that can detect pregnancy as early as 10 to 14 days after conception.
If your pregnancy test result is negative, wait a week and repeat the test. The test could show a negative result if you are too early in the pregnancy or if the urine was not concentrated or strong enough.
You can buy home pregnancy tests at any drug store and most grocery stores. They are also available free at the Centre for Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics, walk-in clinics, or your family doctor. If you have difficulties understanding the results of a home pregnancy test call any of the above services or check the Resources tab for more information.