If you are sexually active, it is possible to become pregnant even with the use of contraception. How do you know if you are pregnant? Do you have any of the listed some early signs of pregnancy or pregnancy symptoms? Keep in mind that these symptoms can also be related to other medical conditions. It is important to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test in order to determine if you are really pregnant.

Pregnancy Symptoms

  • Missed period
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea (with or with vomiting)
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Food aversions/cravings
  • Slight bleeding/spotting
  • Cramping
  • Mood swings
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation¹

If your period is late and you are concerned about possibly being pregnant, make an appointment at Cabarrus Women’s Center for a free, confidential pregnancy test. If your test is negative, we are happy to relieve your mind. If your test is positive, our staff will take the time to talk with you and provide you information on the options available to you regarding your pregnancy.

¹How do you know if you are pregnant? Mayo Clinic Staff (July 2013). Symptoms of Pregnancy: What happens right away. Retrieved from
North Carolina requires an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy prior to any abortion procedure. Charlotte Abortion Clinics will charge an estimated $85 for the same test available for free at the Cabarrus Women’s Center.