So you think you’re pregnant because you had sexual intercourse and didn’t use protection. It’s possible you may be pregnant or, unfortunately, have an STI. It’s important to use a condom or take a contraceptive pill if you want to prevent either.
If you’re not ready for a baby don’t make any rash decisions and speak to your partner. Should there be no man on the scene confide in mum? But, if this pregnancy is not to be publicly known speak to a doctor. No rash decisions remember.
Pregnancy symptoms below to help you know if you’ve conceived as well as things to ignore if you don’t want to fall pregnant or catch a sexually transmitted infection.
If you’re not comfortable doing a specific thing especially where sex is concerned, don’t do it. Don’t allow your partner to emotionally blackmail you into giving into his sexual demands. If you’re not ready for sex or don’t want sex at a particular time, remember this is your body so own it. Don’t fall for his spiel. Typical words a man might use to encourage you into bed and have his wicked way with you.
1. If you really want to spend the rest of your life with me then at least let me have sex as it is going to happen sooner than later.
2. If he mentions your friends from school are doing it, he may use this as a crafty way to entice you into bed.
3. Let me make love to you because no one else matters as much as you do to me.
4. I will be gentle I promise.
5. I’ll be quick so you don’t get pregnant.
Telltale signs of pregnancy. Below typical body changes that prove pregnancy, however, they link to other conditions too.
- Missed Period
- Loss of energy
- Morning sickness
- Food cravings
- Frequent need to urinate
- Tender breasts
If you haven`t seen a doctor or midwife and want to know has pregnancy happened, do a home pregnancy test? They are very accurate and give an instant yes or no.
So, you’re not pregnant and relieved, but still worried because you have unexplained symptoms which weren’t there before the sexual intercourse. This is a good reason to suspect an STI.
Sexually transmitted infections explained
Gonorrhoea symptoms are pain during urinating and burning, as well as an increase in vaginal discharge, and, bleeding when not expected. Other infections can occur in women with the disease. An infected rectum causes symptoms such as discharge, pain when opening the bowels to pass stools, anal itching, tenderness and bleeding. Be wary about Gonorrhea because symptoms are much like bladder and other vaginal infections. This is why it’s vital a doctor identifies what infection is present so the medication given to treat the problem is the right one.
If you spot pinkish or white tiny bumps around the genitals you may have genital warts. Again something a doctor needs to look at. It’s common for warts to form in clusters that resemble cauliflower florets.
Warts generally happen at the vulva, inside the vagina and cervix. If growing on the cervix it may bring a bleed. Prepare for an odd discharge, as it has been experienced in some women. Not a common symptom is a pain, but the itch is.
Genital Herpes Symptoms
- Genital tingling
- Tingling around the anus
- Tiny fluid-filled blisters that if they burst will cause discomfort especially when urinating
- Head pain
- A backache in the lower region
- High Temperature
- Swollen glands
Back to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection. Not good in pregnancy, as the same goes for other infections also. Complications can and do happen with infection. Cervical cancer, chronic hepatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility are possible complications. An infected woman can pass the infection on to the unborn baby before, during, or after delivery. Untreated infections as a result of having unprotected sex can have serious consequences.