Getting pregnant FAQs

Frequently asked questions about conception.

Last reviewed on April 1st, 2014. Next review date April 1st, 2017.

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  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 13 Sep 2017 - 19:52

    Hi um I did a test on the internet well prediction tests and the first one I did said I am having a girl but the second said a boy my last period was on 28.08.2017 and I really want to know what I'm having so I can choose a name and start buying clothes thxs. Ps I cant buy a pregnancy test I'd rather not say lol but I know for sure that I'm pregnant

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 14 Sep 2017 - 14:18

    Hi Thank you for your comment. An internet predictor will not tell you the sex of your baby but at your 20 week anomaly scan, they should be able to tell you if you are having a boy or a girl, if baby is in a good position. If you cannot buy a pregnancy test then you can always go to your local family planning clinic and they will be able to do a free pregnancy test for you. Take care Tommy's Midwives x

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 13 Sep 2017 - 07:22

    Hi...My last period 28/07..My last sex wad AT 24/08/2017 ...if im pergnant how many week?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 13 Sep 2017 - 09:15

    Hi Alicia.
    It would be sensible to first do a pregnancy test, either at home or at your GP surgery.
    Using the date of the 28/07/2017 as your last menstrual period, and presuming you have a 28 day cycle, you would be approximately 6-7 weeks pregnant. An ultrasound scan would then properly date your pregnancy more accurately at a later date once you have booked for your antenatal care. Please take care of yourself and feel free to call us if you wish to speak further about this.

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 13 Sep 2017 - 19:46

    You are 6 weeks pregnant ur due date is 4th may 2018

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 9 Sep 2017 - 20:43

    Hi, My cycle started 24 July. Had both protected /unprotected sex on 30-31July then 5 Aug started spotting. 2 days b4 what was supposed to b O'd 7 Aug. Cycle was due Aug 21 it's has been 19days and still no cycle. Taking 8 test negative, only 2 has faint lines. Could I be pregnant or not?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 11 Sep 2017 - 16:15

    Hi -
    Traces of hCG can be found in your urine from three to four days after the fertilised egg implants in your womb (uterus) and the amount present builds up each day.
    A pregnancy test can only detect hCG and give a positive result when there's enough of the hormone to measure in your urine.
    If you have had positive pregnancy test, even with faint lines then you are pregnant. If you still unsure you can ask you GP to carry out a blood test too.
    You should also make an appointment to see your GP for antenatal booking and advice and start taking Folic acid and Vitamin D supplements if you haven't already.
    Best Wishes

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