Just Another Manic Mommy
15 and Possibly Pregnant
Dear Manic Mommy: How can you tell if you are pregnant? I pretty much went through all the symptoms of early pregnancy but the thing is everyone asks me have I had my period and my response is that it’s not around my time yet so I’m not able to answer that. And then it’s like I think I am pregnant but I’ve been going through a lot of emotional stress and I think I’m experiencing threatened miscarriage. I would love to go to the doctor but I’m only 15 and I’m not sure how to go on my own and I can’t tell my parents yet. So if it’s only been like two weeks, can a pregnancy test detect it?
Manic Mommy: You’ll have to wait it out until you’re expecting your period and then take an early pregnancy test. Check the back of the box to know when you can take the test. And please, in the future, use birth control. You don’t say anything about being in a serious relationship in your email, and this worries me. At the age of 15, there is so much to do, and you’ll have plenty of time to be a mother later. If in fact you do discover you are pregnant, please tell your parents, and contact Planned Parenthood or call 1-800-230-PLAN.