We've all been there; you notice your period is days late and immediately jump to the conclusion that you're pregnant. Even if you've not had sex in the last nine months and it'd have to have been an immaculate conception. From there it's mainly panic buying as many pregnancy tests as your hands can physically carry, costing you a whole lot of money and unnecessary stress in the process. But we've got news for you: a late or missed period doesn't necessarily equal pregnancy.
7 reasons why your periods are missing and you are not pregnant
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When you are expecting your period and it doesn't show up. You worry. This can indicate a pregnancy or it may be related to an illness or stress. It is considered one of the major possible signs of pregnancy.