Donate Now
We've Moved! Check out our new boards.
  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » SCARLETEEN CENTRAL » Pregnancy and Parenting » Pregnancy Test Q!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Pregnancy Test Q!
Member # 44103

Icon 5 posted      Profile for missLX     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Me again. My period is about 4 days late, I'm not sure when you should take a pregnancy test. (Yes, I am sexually active. Had unprotected sex 4 times this past month [spare me the sex safe sermons]) I read you should wait til after you miss your period, which I have. I feel crampy, but I'm not sure if its just because I've been obsessing if I might be pregnant, if I might start my period, or for some other reason. My period has not been more than 1 day late in over 3 years. So I'm just wondering if I should take the test and when (I heard in the morning is best since your pee is concentrated). Thanks!
Posts: 29 | From: Tucson, AZ | Registered: Sep 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Executive Director & Founder
Member # 3

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Heather     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As I explained to you before, we don't do sermons here. What we do is suggest that if someone doesn't want to become pregnant, they either choose not to have sex, or to only do so when using reliable birth control. We also are available to help anyone who finds they keep making choices that aren't really in alignment with what they want -- like preventing pregnancy -- in changing their behavior so they are making their own better choices.

But if you're choosing to take that risk, that's your choice. Just know where we do draw a line in time (with pregnancy scares, it's three, as explained in the registration agreement) is if someone keeps taking risks like this but keeps coming here freaking about them wanting us to hand-hold (and also ignoring the advice we take the time to give them), because that's really not fair to us as a service, if you get me.

Since your period is late, you can take that test anytime now. Morning is a best time for testing because urine is more concentrated, but a test can be done at any time of day and yield accurate results. So, even if you wanted to take one right now, you'd be likely to get an accurate result.

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
About Me • Get our book!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Posts: 68290 | From: An island near Seattle | Registered: May 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator

  New Poll   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3