Have you missed a period? It’s easy to panic and think you might be pregnant, but before you go any further, take a deep breath, exhale, and read on.
You can miss a period and exhibit a number of other “early pregnancy signs” and not actually be pregnant. Changes in diet, stress levels, exercise routines, and more can all cause hormonal changes in your body that exhibit as pregnancy symptoms but are related to something else.
Early Signs of Pregnancy
Here are some early signs of pregnancy you may be experiencing:
- A late or missed period
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Mood swings
- Food cravings or aversions
- Nausea and vomiting
These are all indications you might be pregnant, but you can only be sure if you take a pregnancy test.
Our lab-quality pregnancy tests are 99% accurate. One of our staff will go over the results with you. Best of all, they’re free!
A pregnancy test works by detecting if the hormone hCG is present in your blood. Commonly referred to as “the pregnancy hormone,” hCG is produced during pregnancy by the placenta after implantation occurs.
Our pregnancy tests can detect the hCG hormone as early as seven days after conception, or 21-24 days after the first day of your last period. For the most accurate results, we recommend coming in for a pregnancy test after your period is at least three days or more late.
Next Steps if You’re Pregnant
If your pregnancy test does come back positive, your next step is to receive an ultrasound. This will reveal important information about your pregnancy so you can make the best decision about how to move forward.
Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule your free and confidential pregnancy testing appointment today!