Are you ready for pregnancy? Free health check

We are working on a free digital health check for women who will start trying for a baby within 12 months. We would love your help.

Did you know that your health before pregnancy has an effect on your pregnancy and baby?

We will be developing a free pre-pregnancy tool over the next few months. It will ask questions and use the answers to assess your risk of developing complications during pregnancy.

If your risk level is higher than average, it will offer you ongoing support to change your risk level.

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    Please note that these comments are monitored but not answered by Tommy’s. Please call your GP or maternity unit if you have concerns about your health or your baby’s health.
    • By Linah (not verified) on 30 May 2018 - 16:32

      I never missed my period in my life bt i last saw my periods on 19 march and on april nothing came out but i have this pregnancy symptoms like backache,urine frequently,tiredness,sleepy,pee frequently,mood swings,eating too much,

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 1 Jun 2018 - 10:13

      Hi Linah,
      It sounds like the best thing to so is to take pregnancy test as you are having lots of symptoms then you will know for sure. If this is negative and symptoms continue then you may want to see your GP for a review.
      Best wishes
      Tommy's midwife

    • By Ki (not verified) on 6 Apr 2018 - 19:09

      Hi my name is ki and i think that i might be pregnant. Last month i had unprotected sex and thought i was pregnant i had nausea bloating fatigue cramps certain food smelled weird and spitting up alot. I took a bunch of tests they all came back negative. My period comes the 14th or 15th of every month and lasts for 4 days in march my period was 6 days late and started on the 19th and ended 6-7 days later. It was light pink and brown for 2 days then got heavy and was bright red. March 31 i had unprotected sex and was fertile and he nutted in me. April 1st i was fertile had unprotected sex but he pulled out. Didnt have sex april 2nd but i was ovulating. Im very bloated and full when i havent eaten anything. I have slight cramps on my left and right side and sometimes all over my stomach but they are mild. Could i be pregnant?? My period isnt due yet

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 9 Apr 2018 - 10:33

      Hello Ki, The only sure way to know that you are pregnant at this early stage is to do a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone called hCG which is produced in pregnancy. Although some pregnancy tests claim that they can detect this hormone before a period is due, most advise to wait until after your period date for the hormone levels to be high enough to detect.

    • By Lindsey (not verified) on 6 Feb 2018 - 16:38

      Hi my name is lindsey myself and my husband would like to try for baby but we never no when best time to try as my husband has prombill with his low spem

    • By Midwife @Tommys on 7 Feb 2018 - 12:00

      Hi Lindsey
      It might be best for you to call us on 0800 0147800 to discuss this further. Alternatively, your GP should be able to guide you in how you can increase your chances of pregnancy. However, with a low sperm count, you may need additional help in getting pregnant. We look forward to hearing from you in due course.
      Sophie, Tommy's Midwife

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