Am I really pregnant?

You may be asking yourself “Am I really pregnant?” If this is unexpected, you may be feeling a range of emotions including happiness, worry, fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, or a mix of these.

It can be overwhelming. We understand.

What do you do now?

If you think you might be pregnant, the first step is to take a pregnancy test.

Where can I get a pregnancy test?

Gianna’s Choice can provide you with a free medical-quality pregnancy test at our Auckland-based Centre or in our Mobile Life Centre if it is in your area. 

You can also purchase a pregnancy test at your local supermarket or pharmacy. 

Call our free option line 0800 367 5433 or text 027 511 2205.

(Note: We are unable to send free tests to you by post or by courier.)

When do I take a pregnancy test?

You can take a pregnancy test the first day after you have missed your period.  This will give you an indication of pregnancy.

Do I need an ultrasound?

The best way to confirm a pregnancy is with an ultrasound. This provides you with a chance to see your baby and hear his or her heartbeat. Gianna’s Choice provides free pregnancy-confirming ultrasounds. (No referral needed)

An ultrasound will also let you know if the pregnancy is viable (able to continue to develop under normal conditions).  Most importantly an ultrasound will ensure that you do not have an ectopic pregnancy, which is life-threatening for both mother and child.

Call our free option line 0800 367 5433 or text 027 511 2205.

Can I become pregnant after taking the Morning After Pill?

Yes.  No form of birth control is completely effective.  The Morning After Pill is less effective than most other forms of birth control.  Estimates of its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy range from 95% to as little as 58%.  [2]

Read more about the Morning After Pill (Emergency Contraception)

Call our free option line 0800 367 5433 or text 027 511 2205.


2. Harrison-Woolrych, Mira. “Progestogen-Only Emergency Contraception and Ectopic Pregnancy.” Medsafe, October 2002. (Accessed 17 June 2014)

Trussell, James, Elizabeth G Raymond, and Kelly Cleland. “Emergency Contraception: A Last Chance to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy,” December 2013. (Accessed 17 June 2014).