Many young sexually active people wonder at some point whether they may be pregnant. The most obvious sign of pregnancy is a missed period (although a missed period does not necessarily mean you are pregnant). Breast tenderness, nausea, tiredness and frequent urination are also common signs of pregnancy.
If you have these symptoms or have had unprotected sex, get yourself a free pregnancy test from CUSU which we will send to you in college in an unmarked envelope.
What to do if you have had unprotected sex:
If you have had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours you can take emergency contraception (or the “morning after” pill as some people call it.) Click here to get information about how to get emergency contraception in Cambridge.
What to do if you are pregnant:
If you are pregnant and you are too late for emergency contraception, there are still lots of options available to you. It is really important to look at what these options are so that you can feel you have made an informed decision. Ultimately the decision is yours to make but it can be helpful to have a caring friend who will support you in whatever course of action you choose to take. If you have a partner(s) and they are supportive, you may wish to share the news with them as well as discuss the options.
How to get support:
You may find you need help and support when taking a pregnancy test, when you hear the results, when deciding what to do and in going through with your decision.
You might find support in the people closest to you (friends, family), people you don’t know as well (independent counsellors, your GP, the Student Advice Service) or maybe you want to use other organisations (charities and statutory bodies). Whatever you preference, there will be somewhere that you can get support.
If you are pregnant, worried about pregnancy or have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the Women’s Officer to ask her any questions.