An unplanned pregnancy can take you by surprise – unsure of what to do next. Maybe you feel fear, anxiety, excitement, uneasiness, and more. You are not alone. Simply take one step at a time and you will get through this. The best thing you can do to move forward is getting clarity on your pregnancy results.
First things first – take a lab-quality pregnancy test to know for sure if you’re pregnant. We offer free pregnancy testing at First Choice Reproductive Health to get the answers you need.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
There may be one or many pregnancy symptoms you’re experiencing. If you had unprotected sex and are wondering if you’re pregnant, here are common symptoms that could point to pregnancy…
- A missed period
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Increased urination
How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
Pregnancy tests are pretty simple and painless. A pregnancy test detects whether you’re pregnant by checking for a pregnancy hormone in your blood or urine. This pregnancy hormone is called HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG is made in a woman’s placenta after a fertilized egg implants in the uterus and is made only during pregnancy.
A lab-quality pregnancy test is done through a health care provider or pregnancy center like ours to confirm pregnancy, where a urine test is taken. Some health care providers detect pregnancy through a blood test, normally done super early in pregnancy.
When Should I Take a Test?
The best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one week after your missed period. The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) pregnancy hormone is best detected at least this far after your missed period. When used the right way, home pregnancy tests are 97–99 percent accurate.
To be sure of your home pregnancy test results, come into our center for pregnancy testing today. We offer lab-quality pregnancy testing at our center, completely free and confidential.