It seems like it should be easy, right? But taking a pregnancy test is scary, especially if you had no intention of becoming pregnant now. Even if you’ve taken an at-home test, have your results confirmed with our free and confidential pregnancy testing.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
When your menstrual cycle runs like clockwork (approximately every 28 – 32 days), you can usually take a pregnancy test a day or two after your missed period. If your cycle is irregular or you haven’t tracked it accurately, we suggest waiting at least 5 to 7 days after your period should have started.
By waiting longer, you get more accurate results.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine. A woman’s body begins producing this “pregnancy hormone” right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus.
The levels of hCG rise quickly, doubling every 2 to 3 days. The woman is pregnant if the pregnancy test finds hCG in her urine.
At-Home Pregnancy Tests
A positive at-home pregnancy test may leave you wondering if you got the correct results or what you should do next. Some women take the over-the-counter tests too early or don’t completely follow the directions.
If you’ve already had a positive test, you need results you can trust. Confirm your results with free pregnancy testing from us.
It’s Positive. Now What?
Seeing a positive test result can be extremely overwhelming, especially if your pregnancy is unplanned. Don’t panic. We offer support and information to help you process your next steps.
A positive pregnancy test only indicates the possibility of pregnancy. You need an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy is viable (developing).
Set up an appointment for free pregnancy testing and ultrasound. We’re here to help you.
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