When Should I Take a pregnancy test?
Still not sure if you’re pregnant? It can be nerve-racking take a pregnancy test, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing or if you don’t know whether to trust the test results.
When it comes to a pregnancy test – timing is important! The best time to take a pregnancy test, according to the Mayo Clinic, is at least a week after your missed period. This amount of time gives your body the right amount of time to produce the hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
How does a pregnancy test work?
A pregnancy test determines whether or not you’re pregnant by detecting the amount of HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin is in your body. This hormone is only present in pregnant women and produces quite rapidly. Every day your body will produce more and more HCG.
There are both urine and blood pregnancy tests, but urine tests are more commonly done at pregnancy centers such as ours. Pregnancy tests are nothing to be nervous about, as they are painless and simple.
what should I do next?
While at-home pregnancy tests are mostly accurate, there is always a chance that you did it incorrectly or at the wrong time on accident. To confirm your pregnancy results and get the peace of mind you’re looking for, get free and confidential pregnancy testing at our center today.
We can help you understand the process of taking a pregnancy test a bit better and provide you with your pregnancy options afterwards. Always make sure to follow up your pregnancy test with an ultrasound, which we also provide for free. An ultrasound is your second step to pregnancy confirmation.
Schedule your free and confidential appointment with us today. Our non-judgmental team will sit down with you and discuss next steps if you are indeed pregnancy. We are here to support you. You can do this.