“Am I really pregnant?” It’s a question very few women want to ask themselves suddenly. If you suspect you might be pregnant, now’s the time to take a free pregnancy test at Pregnancy Center West.
How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body starts to produce a particular hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus.
In the early stages of pregnancy, the hCG hormone builds rapidly, entering her urine and bloodstream. Our pregnancy tests search for hCG in a woman’s urine. If hCG is present, she’s pregnant. Don’t wait or worry—find out today!
When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
Waiting to take a pregnancy test is the hardest. The longer you wait, the more accurate your test result will be. Your body needs time to build up enough hCG to be detected.
If your periods are generally regular (every 28 to 30 days), you could take the test two or three days after it should have started. If your monthly cycle is usually irregular, waiting an entire week is best.
Our tests are so sensitive that they can detect pregnancy up to a week before your missed period.
You May Not Be Pregnant
There is a possibility you could receive a positive pregnancy test but no longer be pregnant. The Mayo Clinic reports that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Other experts say the number could be higher because many women miscarry before they even know they’re pregnant.
Because of the number of hormones in your body, it takes time to realize you are no longer pregnant. It’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result for several days or weeks after a miscarriage.
What If My Pregnancy Test Comes Back Positive?
If your test is positive, we offer a free ultrasound scan. A positive pregnancy test only indicates you may be pregnant. An ultrasound can confirm it.
We Value Your Privacy
All of our services are totally confidential. We want you to get the information you need about your pregnancy. We don’t report anything to other individuals, state agencies, or your insurance.
Schedule an appointment today for your free pregnancy test.