I think I'm pregnant, now what?
As soon as you think you might be pregnant, you should visit your OBGYN or a pregnancy clinic or help center for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant it is important to:
- Learn what to expect from pregnancy and how to care for yourself and your growing baby.
- Take a prenatal vitamin containing the recommended vitamins and minerals (including folic acid).
- Ensure your nutritional needs are being met by learning about pregnancy nutrition and what foods you should and should not eat during pregnancy.
- If you smoke or drink alcohol, you should stop immediately — tobacco and alcohol can harm your unborn child.
- Take inventory of your prescribed and over-the-counter medications and make sure they are safe to take during pregnancy. Certain medications can harm the fetus.
Have a negative pregnancy test but think you could be pregnant? Read about the chances that you are pregnant with a negative pregnancy test.