Help! I think I might be pregnant.
Thinking you might be pregnant – especially when you weren’t expecting it – can be overwhelming. At Hope, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of women with unplanned pregnancies.. The first step is to figure out if you are actually pregnant, which is why we offer free pregnancy tests. If you think you might be pregnant, contact us or come in, and we can help you figure it out.
There are a lot of reasons you might think you are pregnant. Typically, the most common sign of a pregnancy is a missed period. However, many women are concerned about being pregnant because they had unprotected sex or because they are having physical symptoms such as nausea, a change in appetite, or unusual fatigue. Some women have taken a positive home pregnancy test and would like to confirm it with another pregnancy test.
Any time you have sex there is a possibility of getting pregnant. Even if you were on birth control, or used some form of barrier protection, it is possible that you could be pregnant. If you have missed your period, it’s probably time to take a pregnancy test, since this is the best and easiest way to find out whether or not you are pregnant.
Hope offers free urine pregnancy testing that is 97-99% accurate 2 weeks after a missed period. The urine tests we provide are obtained through a commercial medical distributor and are similar to the pregnancy test you would receive at your doctor’s office.
Your nurse will give you the results of your pregnancy test immediately, so you won’t have to wait to find out if you are pregnant. Once you have your results, your consultant will sit and talk with you and answer any questions you might have.
It is possible to have a negative pregnancy test even if you are pregnant. The most common reason for this is taking the test too early when your hormone levels aren’t high enough for the test to detect them. If your test results are negative, and it has been less than two weeks since your missed period, you nurse will recommend that you come back for a second test after the two-week mark. If your second pregnancy test is negative and you are still concerned that you may be pregnant, your nurse will recommend that you see a doctor for a blood test. A blood test is the most accurate test to determine pregnancy. If you do not already have a doctor, your nurse can refer you to a reputable medical provider.
What are common pregnancy symptoms?
There are a lot of reasons you might think you are pregnant. Maybe your period is a few days late, or you’re having other unusual symptoms like being unusually sleepy or making more trips to the bathroom than normal. Most women at some point will be concerned or wonder if they are pregnant. This can be an overwhelming feeling – especially if you weren’t planning on getting pregnant right now. At Hope, we specialize in meeting the unique emotional needs of women who have unplanned pregnancies. If you think you might be pregnant, please contact us, and we can help you figure it out.
There are a lot of symptoms that could indicate you are pregnant, and every woman’s experience with pregnancy is a little bit different. Some women have a lot of symptoms, while others have very few. Some common symptoms that might mean you should take a pregnancy test include:
- Missed period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent bathroom use
- Nausea or vomiting
- Being very tired
- Feeling lightheaded or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions or a change in appetite
- Weight loss or gain