My Birth Control Failed: What Do I Do?

My birth control failed: What do I do?

Finding out your birth control failed can be extremely unnerving, especially since early pregnancy symptoms are difficult to identify, if you have any at all. But there are some simple steps you can take to ease your mind and get the answers to your concerns.

Here are some active steps to calm yourself during this stressful situation.

Identify Early Pregnancy Symptoms

You can detect some early signs of a pregnancy. The most common are:

  • Missed period. If a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy, some women experience sensitive and sore breasts.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting. Morning sickness, which can occur at any time of the day or night, often begins one to two months after you become pregnant. However, some women experience nausea earlier, and some never do.
  • Increased urination. You might find yourself urinating more often than usual.
  • Fatigue. Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy.

You can see all the possible symptoms here. Identifying these signs will not be enough to determine whether you’re pregnant, but it can be a good sign that you must take a pregnancy test.

Check To See If You’re Pregnant

There’s no need to rely on vague symptoms to verify if you are pregnant with the quality testing available today. You can take an at-home pregnancy test to see if you’re pregnant.

At-home tests are very accurate but prone to user error or false results. However, you can get better results and accuracy if you visit us at Crossroads. We offer pregnancy testing at no cost to you with a registered nurse on staff.

Then, if you get a positive result, we may be able to provide you an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. Since 26% of pregnancies result in miscarriage, a test alone will not determine if you have a viable pregnancy. Through an ultrasound, you’ll unlock key details such as gestational age (how long you’ve been pregnant), location, and viability (whether the pregnancy is progressing normally).

Get The Care You Need

Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center is here to help you navigate the complexities of an unplanned pregnancy. You don’t have to do this alone.

Take advantage of our no-cost, medical-grade pregnancy testing, and ultrasound to get the answers you need and alleviate the stress of not knowing.

Contact our team today to schedule your confidential appointment in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Focus on the step in front of you
not the whole staircase.