Are You Pregnant?

Many women first think they might be pregnant when they miss a period.

Other signs of pregnancy can include:

These symptoms don't only mean that you might be pregnant. It could be that you're coming down with something or that your period is about to start. The only way to know for sure that you are pregnant is to see your doctor.

You can get home pregnancy tests at your local pharmacy. These tests are easy and convenient, but it's best to come in and see your doctor to find out for sure.

Make an Appointment

If you are pregnant, please call your medical center to make an appointment as soon as possible. You can make an appointment with your primary care physician, an obstetrician, or a certified nurse midwife.

If you're a teen, check out our Services for Teen Parents. In the Seattle area, pregnant teens can make an appointment with the Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic at Group Health's Capitol Hill campus. If you live outside the Seattle area, call our Resource Line on weekdays for resources in your area.

Get Off to a Healthy Start

Other Options

If you're thinking about ending the pregnancy (abortion), we offer counseling to help you make the decision that's best for you. The options depend on how far along you are in the pregnancy. Please make an appointment as soon as possible with your primary care provider or women's health care specialist to talk about what's best for you. You can also call our Consulting Nurse Service to discuss your next steps.

When to Seek Medical Advice

Call your doctor or the Consulting Nurse Service right away if you have:


Clinical review by Jane Dimer, MD
Group Health
Reviewed 03/01/2014