Think you’re pregnant, but not quite sure? A pregnancy test is your first step to confirming your pregnancy.

Every woman’s pregnancy experience is unique. One woman could experience a pregnancy symptom immediately, while another woman feels nothing for months.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy include the following:

  • A missed period
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Food aversions
  • Bloating

The only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant is through pregnancy testing and then following up with an ultrasound to determine viability (whether there’s a heartbeat and it’s progressing). We can help.

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Urine pregnancy testing is a very simple and painless process. Pregnancy tests work to indicate if you’re pregnant by determining the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your body through urine. HCG is only present when you’re pregnant, so it’s known as the pregnancy hormone.

When Do I Take A Test?

Timing is essential to getting the most accurate results. We know it can be easy to want to take a test right away, especially when anxious about a potential pregnancy. However, if you take a pregnancy test too early, you could receive a false result. 

The best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one day after your missed period. Waiting this long gives the hCG hormone time to build and be detected by home pregnancy tests. 

No-Cost Pregnancy Testing

Schedule a no-cost, lab-quality pregnancy testing appointment to begin your journey to clarity. Our team is here to walk you through one step at a time.

We can offer a no-cost, limited ultrasound to follow up if needed. Our team can also educate you on all your pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision. You’ve got this.