Pregnancy tests

You can purchase pregnancy tests from lots of places, such as pharmacies and supermarkets. It’s best to wait until your period is late before you test to make sure you get an accurate result, but there are more sensitive tests available that will give you an answer a little earlier.

Read about the signs and symptoms of pregnancy and doing a pregnancy test.

If you get a positive test, you don’t need to see your general practitioner (GP) to confirm it but we would like to know. You can let us know by referring yourself to Northamptonshire maternity services by completing one of the forms below – we can then start to support you through your pregnancy.

If the test is negative, it’s best to wait a few days and then try again. If your period doesn’t start and your tests are still negative, please see your GP.

Your pregnancy can be treated confidentially, even if you are under 16. Being pregnant may affect the treatment of any current illness or conditions you have or later develop.