Still not sure if you’re pregnant? Get answers today to take your next step in your pregnancy journey. We know the waiting can be intimidating, but you are not alone.
A missed period is often the first sign of pregnancy. Other early pregnancy symptoms include tender or swollen breasts, fatigue, a need to urinate frequently, food cravings or aversions, and nausea.
When Should I Take A Test?
Some pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken between 21 and 24 days after the first day of your last period. We believe it is best to wait until after you have missed a period before taking a pregnancy test.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one week after a missed period to receive the most accurate results. During this time, your body has time to produce the right amount of hCG hormone to be accurately detected in a test if you’re pregnant.
How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?
A pregnancy test detects the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), found in pregnant women’s urine. If hCG is not detected, it’s too early to test, or you aren’t pregnant.
One of our compassionate team members can help you get accurate pregnancy test results and discuss your results with you immediately following.
What If It’s Positive?
If you receive a positive pregnancy test at PCS Health, you may be wondering what’s next? A positive pregnancy test can’t tell you all you need to know about your pregnancy to move forward with a pregnancy decision.
The next step to pregnancy confirmation is an ultrasound. Don’t forget this essential step to know if you have a healthy, viable pregnancy, confirm how far along you are, and determine the location of the pregnancy.
We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests so you can get started today. We are here for you all along your pregnancy journey and beyond if needed!
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