Pregnancy Checklist

Ask the client questions 1–6. As soon as the client answers "yes" to any question, stop and follow the instructions below.

 

NO     YES
  question number one Did you have a baby less than 6 months ago, are you fully or nearly-fully breastfeeding, and had no monthly bleeding since then?  
  question number two Have you abstained from sexual intercourse since your last monthly bleeding or delivery?  
  question number three Have you had a baby in the last 4 weeks?  
  question number four Did your last monthly bleeding start within the past 7 days (or within the past 12 days if the client is planning to use an IUD)?  
  question number five Have you had a miscarriage or abortion in the last 7 days (or within the past 12 days if the client is planning to use an IUD)?  
  question number six Have you been using a reliable contraceptive method consistently and correctly?  
question number four     question number four
If the client answered "no" to all questions, pregnancy cannot be ruled out. The client should wait for her next monthly bleeding or use a pregnancy test.
If the client answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, and she has no signs or symptoms of pregnancy, you can give her the method she has chosen.
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