Am I pregnant?
Missed your period? Been having sex (penis in vagina sex)? Wondering if you're hapū? The only way to find out for sure is to take a pregnancy test.
Use our pregnancy calculator to estimate how many weeks pregnant you could be. Select the first day of your last normal period, then click Calculate.
Current gestation (weeks of pregnancy)
Information you enter will be private and anonymous. Use of the pregnancy calculator is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for a pregnancy test or medical advice from a qualified nurse, doctor or midwife.
Signs you might be pregnant
You might be pregnant if:
- Your period is late or lighter or shorter than usual
- You are more tired than usual
- Your breasts are tender or swollen
- You need to urinate (pee/mimi) more than usual
- You have nausea or vomiting
- You have mood changes
- You crave some food and other food makes you feel sick
- You feel bloated or have period-like cramps.
Take a pregnancy test
To confirm you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test.
Pregnancy tests are reliable and widely available from:
- Shops like pharmacies or supermarkets
- Your nurse, doctor or midwife
- Family Planning clinics
- School or student health services
- Sexual health clinics.
If you are under 22 years old and a New Zealand citizen/resident, your visit to Family Planning is free. If you are over 22 and a New Zealand citizen/resident, and your pregnancy test is positive, your visit will be free.
Find out about Family Planning fees for non-New Zealand residents.
Pregnancy tests from supermarkets and chemists range in price from $8.00 to $30.00. They are reliable as long as you follow the instructions carefully.
When to take a pregnancy test
Wait at least a week after you’ve missed your normal period to take a pregnancy test. It is best to do the test first thing in the morning, when your urine (pee/mimi) is most concentrated.
Carefully follow the instructions on the pregnancy test packet to make sure it works correctly.
A positive test means you are pregnant.
A negative test means you are not pregnant.
Occasionally your doctor or nurse may ask you to do a repeat pregnancy test or a blood test, if you have a negative test but still feel you may be pregnant.
If the test result is negative and you don’t want to get pregnant, check out contraception options at Family Planning or with your nurse or doctor.
Returned a positive pregnancy test?
Find out about options if you are pregnant.
Using reliable contraception is the best way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Some types of contraception also give you protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are many different types of contraception and some are more effective than others.
Visit Family Planning for more information about contraception.
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