Wondering if you really pregnant? Your adrenaline may be high as this waiting period can feel very uncomfortable. You are not alone; we know you deserve answers. Pregnancy tests will help you gain the clarity you need so you can move forward – a simple and quick first step to pregnancy confirmation.
You could have experienced multiple signs of pregnancy already. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of these early pregnancy symptoms include:
- A missed period
- Frequent urination
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Food aversions
How Do These Tests Determine Pregnancy?
Pregnancy tests detect whether or not a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is present in a woman’s body. This particular hormone is only present when a woman is pregnant.
Pregnancy tests can read both your urine or blood to detect hCG. Most women start with an inexpensive home pregnancy test which is a simple urine test. When done right, home pregnancy tests are very accurate.
What About Home Pregnancy Tests?
You may have already taken a home pregnancy test – or maybe a couple! Although it’s not common, it’s possible to receive a positive result from a home pregnancy test when not actually pregnant (a false positive).
You could receive a false positive if you had a pregnancy loss soon after the fertilized egg attached to your uterine lining or if you took the test too soon.
When Do I Take A Pregnancy Test?
According to the Mayo Clinic, more accurate results can occur if you wait until after the first day of your missed period to take a pregnancy test.
Get Answers Today
Gain confidence and direction in your pregnancy journey by confirming your pregnancy today!
To get answers, schedule a no-cost and confidential pregnancy testing appointment with our team. We are here to support you.