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How do I know if I am pregnant?


You might be pregnant if some of these things are true:

  • You missed a period or it was shorter or lighter
  • You are very tired
  • Your breasts hurt
  • You are weeing a lot
  • You are moody
  • You don’t like foods you usually like
  • You feel sick or vomit – not just in the morning

To find out, you can:

What to do:

If you ARE pregnant

You should talk to us as soon as you can about your choices.

If you are pregnant you can:

  • become a parent
  • place a baby for adoption
  • have an abortion/termination

Some options are only possible in early pregnancy so it is important to contact us as soon as you can.

Whatever you choose, we are here for you.

If you are NOT pregnant

You should visit Family Planning or your Doctor to find out how you can avoid pregnancy if you don’t want a baby now.


This is a low literacy resource. If you would like more detailed information, you can view our posts about pregnancy and pregnancy options.

This content is provided for general information and education purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances. It is not to be relied on in substitution for specific advice from a medical professional and Family Planning Tasmania does not accept responsibility for such use. Family Planning Tasmania has taken every effort to ensure that the information is up to date and accurate, however information and knowledge is subject to change. Family Planning Tasmania advises that you always consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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