If you think you may be pregnant, you can find answers and compassion at First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center. We provide free, confidential pregnancy tests at our center. No matter the outcome, our staff is here to support you and listen to you. Remember, you are not alone.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms
When you are in the early stages of pregnancy, there is a chance your body will start exhibiting certain signs. While the most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period, there are other, less noticeable signs that may be often overlooked. In addition to a missed period, you may also experience any of the following symptoms:
- Swollen/tender breasts
- Light bleeding or spotting
- Mood swings
- Aversion to certain foods or smells
- Frequent urination
- Darkening of the nipples
- Lower back pain
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have recently missed your period, you should consider taking a pregnancy test to know for sure.
When To Take a Pregnancy Test
The best time to take a pregnancy test is after you miss your period. Why? Because a urine-based pregnancy test works by detecting the hormone hCG in a woman’s urine. This is the hormone present during pregnancy and it increases in a woman’s body as the pregnancy develops. If you take a pregnancy test too early, it may result in a false negative result, meaning that you are actually pregnant, but there isn’t enough of the pregnancy hormone in your body for the test to detect yet. That’s why it’s so important to wait to take a pregnancy test until after you miss a period.
How Pregnancy Tests Work
As mentioned above, pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG, the pregnancy hormone, in a woman’s urine. If taken correctly at the right time, our free pregnancy tests are up to 99 percent accurate. If you think you might be pregnant, we can help. When you make an appointment at First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center, we will provide you with a free pregnancy test and discuss your results with you immediately during your appointment.
Your Next Steps
Once you’ve taken a pregnancy test and the results were positive, your next step is to have an ultrasound. With a positive test at our center, we can refer you to a clinic in the area to receive an ultrasound. Learn more about why you need an ultrasound and contact us today to schedule your free pregnancy test appointment.