Have you recently had unprotected sex (or possibly even protected sex), and your period is late? A late period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, but you can have a change in your menstrual cycle for many other reasons. You need to move forward with accurate information, and we can help you.
Free and Confidential Pregnancy Tests
We provide free, highly-accurate pregnancy tests so you can determine whether or not you are pregnant. If your test is positive, receive a free consultation with one of our client advocates to discuss your next steps.
What Are The Early Signs of Pregnancy?
A missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy. Still, you can also skip a period because of hormonal imbalance, excessive exercise, rapid weight gain or loss, and even stress. These are the early signs of pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic. Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Increased urination
- Light Spotting
How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?
When a woman becomes pregnant, she produces a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). Pregnancy tests detect the hormone in blood or urine if you are pregnant.
Even if you’ve taken an over-the-counter pregnancy test, get a free, highly sensitive test from HopePlace Fordyce. There could be a chance your home pregnancy test is wrong, or you took it too early. Studies suggest that up to 5% of pregnancy tests return results indicating a woman is not pregnant when, in reality, she is.
Have peace of mind by confirming your pregnancy with us.
When Should I Take A Test?
It’s essential you don’t take a pregnancy test too early because your body may not have had enough time to build up the hCG hormone yet. You get more accurate results the longer you wait to take the test.
If your periods are pretty regular (every 28 to 30 days), you can take a test a day or two after your missed period. If your monthly cycle is irregular, we recommend waiting 5 to 7 days later than you expected your period to begin.
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Let us help you take or retake your pregnancy test. Schedule a confidential appointment today.