Think you might be pregnant?
If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant, you probably have a lot of things swirling around in your head right now. Fear, confusion, and anger are just some of the feelings you may be experiencing right now. That’s totally normal, and how you feel today isn’t necessarily how you’ll feel in a day or two. The realization that your whole life could change is overwhelming!
So what now? The first step is to find out if you’re pregnant. A woman might miss her period for many reasons. A change in diet, exercise, or stress level could cause a late period. Sometimes, women have late periods for reasons they’re never able to trace.
A good first step is to take a pregnancy test. The Pregnancy Center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy with a medical quality pregnancy test and ultrasound. All services provided by The Pregnancy Center are free and your health information is private.
Here are a few common pregnancy symptoms:
- Missed Period
- Tender Breasts
- Nausea/Morning Sickness
- Frequent Urination
- Darkening of Nipples
- Food Cravings or Food Aversions
Free Pregnancy Tests
The Pregnancy Center offers free pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate and more sensitive than most over-the-counter tests. The result of your pregnancy test will be given to you by our Registered Nurse.
How Far Along Am I?
If your pregnancy test is positive at The Pregnancy Center, the next step is to determine how far along you are. You will need to know the first day of your last period even though conception is usually several days later. You will be given an estimated due date based on your last menstrual cycle. From there you may qualify for a free “Limited Obstetrical” ultrasound, which will give you a more accurate measurement of the gestational age of the pregnancy. That information can be very helpful as you make a decision because it can tell you what options are available to you.
What if I Have a Positive Test at Home?
Even if you have a positive test at home, we require you to take a pregnancy test at The Pregnancy Center unless you have a verification of pregnancy. Our pregnancy tests are medical quality and more accurate than most home tests and a positive result will allow us to schedule an ultrasound if you qualify.
What Do I Do Now?
Regardless of what you decide to do regarding your pregnancy, some things are important so that you can be as healthy as possible.
- Start eating right
- Schedule a doctor appointment with an OBGYN to start prenatal care
- Pregnancy verification with our registered nurse
You can find more helpful information regarding pregnancy at the following links from womenshealth.gov
- Stages of Pregnancy
- Pregnancy Complications
- Pregnancy Loss
- Labor and Birth
- Baby’s first moments of life
Things to Think About
There is a lot to consider before you make a decision about an unplanned pregnancy. The Pregnancy Center can help you answer these and other questions you may have about your pregnancy and your options:
- Are you pregnant?
- How far along are you?
- Is the pregnancy in your uterus? Occasionally, the pregnancy is located somewhere else. This is known as an “ectopic” pregnancy.
- What are your options?
You are not alone when you call The Pregnancy Center. We will walk you through all your questions with complete answers. Call right now and make an appointment for a free pregnancy test. We care about you and want to help.