Experiencing Possible Pregnancy Symptoms?

You may have missed your period, or maybe you are experiencing moodiness or nausea and suspect a potential pregnancy. Common signs of pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

  • A missed period
  • Fatigue
  • Increased urination
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Tender, swollen breasts

All of these could point to pregnancy, but some could also be signs of sickness or that you’re about to begin your period. To be sure, we at Options for Her provide no-cost pregnancy testing so you can be sure of where you stand.

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

HCG is a hormone exclusive to pregnancy and assists the uterine walls in thickening to nurture a pregnancy. This hormone is also responsible for signaling menstruation to stop as the body begins to shift towards maintaining a pregnancy.  

Clearblue, a pregnancy test manufacturer, shares that “hCG levels rise quickly and exponentially, usually doubling every 2 days in the first weeks before reaching a steady level (plateau) around week 10; after which time they slowly decline.”

When Should I Take A Test?

Typically, it’s best to take a test on the day of your expected period. Waiting this time allows hCG levels to rise and become detectable by a pregnancy test in urine. For the most accurate results, try testing in the morning.

If you suspect you may be pregnant, you should speak with a trusted medical provider or pregnancy clinic. By discussing the best time to test and confirming your results with a quality pregnancy test and ultrasound, you can be sure of the results and begin planning your next step.

If It’s Positive, What’s Next?

After receiving a positive test at our center, we also offer no-cost ultrasounds and STD/STI testing to give you the most accurate picture of your current situation. An ultrasound goes one step further and confirms what your pregnancy options are. We have the same equipment that you would find at a clinic or doctor’s office, which can test to 99% accuracy.

Schedule a no-cost and confidential pregnancy confirmation appointment today to be one step closer to clarity. You are not alone!

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