Are You Pregnant?
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Whenever you have sex there is always a chance for pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include:
- missed period
- breast tenderness
- frequent urination
- mood swings
If you think you might be pregnant, the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test. Please contact us for an appointment to take a free and confidential self-administered test.
Pregnancy tests check for a hormone called HCG that is produced by the embryo during pregnancy. The longer you wait to take the test, the more accurate it becomes. It is best to wait until your first missed period before you take a pregnancy test. You can test sooner, but you may need to take a confirming pregnancy test later. Our pregnancy tests are accurate as early as 7 days after conception.
A urine test alone does not determine if a pregnancy is viable or not. A urine test will detect the presence of the hormone HCG which is present during a pregnancy. This hormone can be present up to 6-8 weeks following a miscarriage. Up to 30 % of pregnancies can end in miscarriage. Knowing the facts regarding your pregnancy, such as the age of the baby and the viability of the pregnancy are crucial factors in deciding how to approach an unplanned pregnancy.
The purpose of an ultrasound is to:
- Confirm pregnancy
- Determine the viability of the pregnancy by confirming fetal heart motion and presence of a fetus inside the uterus