If you’ve recently missed a period or have had unprotected sex and think you might be pregnant, we are here for you. Attleboro Women’s Health Center provides free and confidential pregnancy testing services.
We understand that the thought of being pregnant, especially if you weren’t planning on it, could be scary. However, the most important thing is not to panic. Our pregnancy testing services will give you the peace of mind you need by telling whether you are actually pregnant. Learn more about how to tell if you’re pregnant and whether it’s time to take a pregnancy test below.
early pregnancy symptoms
During the early stages of pregnancy, your body can exhibit certain signs or symptoms letting you know that you could be pregnant. However, not all women experience early pregnancy symptoms or they associate these symptoms with other causes. Regardless, here are some of the most common early pregnancy symptoms:
- Missed period
- Distaste for certain foods or smells
- Frequent urination
- Tender/swollen breasts
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially a missed period, you could be pregnant. Schedule your free pregnancy testing appointment at Attleboro Women’s Health Center today to find out for sure.
lab-quality pregnancy testing
Whether you have just missed your period or have already taken a home pregnancy test, you’ll still want to get a lab-quality pregnancy test from Attleboro Women’s Health Center. While most pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy fairly early on, there is still a margin for error, especially if you take the test too early or take it incorrectly.
Pregnancy tests are most accurate if taken one week after your missed period. This gives your body enough time to produce more of the hCG hormone, also known as “the pregnancy hormone,” for the pregnancy test to detect in your urine. The longer you wait, the more accurate the test will be because there will be more hCG in your body.
When you come in for a pregnancy testing appointment at Attleboro Women’s Health Center, we will ask you questions in regards to your menstrual cycle so we can determine whether it’s the right time to take a test. If you are ready for a test, we will ensure that the test is administered correctly and will discuss your results with you immediately during your appointment.
If our lab-quality pregnancy test shows positive results, we will then encourage that you receive an ultrasound. An ultrasound will confirm if your pregnancy is viable and tell us how far along you are. We offer free, limited obstetric ultrasounds when you have a positive pregnancy test at our center. Learn more about our ultrasound services here or schedule your pregnancy testing appointment today.