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Updated 05 April 2013

Could you be pregnant?

Are you sexually active, but hoping to wait a while before you have kids?

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Are you sexually active, but hoping to wait a while before you have kids? Then you've probably worried at some stage or other that you might be pregnant – even if you're using contraception. Learn how to spot the early signs of pregnancy.

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Here are some of the signs and symptoms: a missed period – if you usually have regular periods and you're late, you should consider having a pregnancy test; breasts that become larger and tender to the touch; headaches; nausea and vomiting – it can start after missing the first or second period; frequent urination – more urine is formed due to an increased blood flow to the kidneys; feeling exhausted or sleepy – the body is adjusting itself physiologically for the pregnancy; food cravings – some women may also lose their liking for certain foods and drinks; increased vaginal discharge without soreness or irritation.

Read more: Remembering to take the Pill

 
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