Wondering if You’re Pregnant?
The waiting can seem long when wondering if you are pregnant or not. Feelings of fear and doubt can come in and bring confusion in a time where you need clarity. Try your best to take one step at a time. You may have questions like these running through your mind…
 
  • “Am I really pregnant?”
  • “How will my partner react?”
  • “What will my parents think?”
  • “Can I take care of a child?”
  • “What are my options?”
  • “Can I financially take care of a child?”
First things first – confirm you are pregnant before thinking too far ahead. Though these questions are very normal to have, there is still a chance you are not pregnant. 
 

How Does a Pregnancy Test Work?

Pregnancy tests are very simple and painless. Both a urine and blood pregnancy test check for a hormone called HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin. Your body produces this hormone after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus and happens normally 6 days after fertilization. After this time, HCG increases quickly, every 2 to 3 days.

When Should I Take A Test?

Though some tests can indicate pregnancy even before a missed period, it’s best to wait at least one week after your missed period. This gives your body enough time to produce HCG and indicate the most accurate results when taken correctly. Try taking a pregnancy test in the morning as well – as your urine is more concentrated at this time of the day.

Free Pregnancy Tests

At The Pregnancy Help Center, we offer free self-administered urine pregnancy tests. Our tests work to measure the presence of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in your body. If you think you might be pregnant, schedule an appointment today to get clarity. 

If your pregnancy test is positive and if your last period was over 8 weeks ago, a limited ultrasound may be performed. If your pregnancy test is negative, we can reschedule you to come back to our center and retake a test in 1 – 2 weeks.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your pregnancy test appointment.