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lovinglife
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I have a friend that thinks she is pregnant. She says the last time she had her period was 15th ,novemeber. She says that she never missed a period and it should have came down on the 18th december. I'm telling her that maybe it is too early to fret. Help thanks
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Heather
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Does she know the dates of her periods for a couple months before November? That information would help a lot.

Also, has your friend taken a test yet? Did she have intercourse, and if so, was it without any method of birth control, including condoms, or with some method she thinks was not used properly?

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She says that she can't remember any more dates from november. She also hasn't bought a test that's why she asked for help. She hasn't bought any because she is reallly broke and don't want to waste money. She also says she had sex without condom and no birth control
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Heather
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Okay, so she did have a real risk.

Without knowing when her previous periods were, I can't have any idea of how long her cycles usually are to say if this period is late or not.

But it sounds like SHE is sure it is late, and she did also have a risk, so I don't think a test is at all a waste of money. She also has the option of going somewhere where there are pregnancy tests given for free: many abortion clinics offer that service, as do many Planned Parenthood branches.

Even if she isn't pregnant, I think a visit to something like Planned Parenthood would be a smart move, especially if she plans to continue to have sex. They have free condoms, she can also get another birth control method, and likely even talk to someone who can help her set limits and boundaries with partners around sex, safer sex and contraception.

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