Algoma Public Health
If you think you may be pregnant, there are options for you whether the pregnancy was planned or not. The first step is to determine if you are pregnant by doing a pregnancy test.
When should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
A pregnancy test is most accurate if it is done at least 7 days past an expected menstrual period and with a first morning sample of urine.
- Ex. If you were expecting to start your menstrual period January 1st and it did not arrive, allow 7 days to pass, and take a test on January 8th
Where can I get a pregnancy test?
- Purchase a home pregnancy test (i.e. a pharmacy)
- Health care providers' office
- Walk-in clinic
- Any Algoma Public Health office
What if my test result is positive?
Determine how far along you are with your pregnancy. You can use a calculator to find an estimated due date: Pregnancy Info - Due Date Calculator
Every situation is unique and personal experiences are different. Your own personal values, beliefs and stage in life will likely influence your choice whether to continue with a pregnancy or not. APH staff do not tell you what is best for you – only you can decide which choice is right for you. We will help you connect with the right community services.
If your result is positive, there are three options available to you.
If you are pregnant and unsure how you feel or what to do next, or you would like to talk about past or current experiences with abortions, adoptions, parenting, infertility or pregnancy loss, you can call the All-Options Talkline free at 1-888-493-0092 from anywhere in North America.