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The only clear indication you might be pregnant is your period, which is conspicuous by its absence.

You aren’t feeling the symptoms of pregnancy yet apart from a little period pain or sore breasts; otherwise everything is as usual. The noticeable symptoms might just be a sign it’s that time of the month, but you’ll quickly realise something has changed when you miss your period…

When you are pregnant, your body will begin producing the pregnancy hormone HCG. Blood and urine can be used to test any hormone changes. The most common and easiest way of testing for HGC in the urine is by using specially designed pregnancy sticks — pregnancy tests, which you can buy at the pharmacy or order online. You can also carry out a pregnancy test at a prenatal healthcare facility. Should the test prove positive, it’s sure to set off a wave of emotions. Surprise, expectation, worry, fear, longing, hope, joy ...! Congratulations!

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