All the symptoms are there, a missed or late period, feeling nauseous and sore breasts. You think you may be pregnant. These are common pregnancy symptoms, but there is so much more to know. What is your next step? Come to Hope First for pregnancy testing.
Free and confidential pregnancy testing
At Hope First, we don’t want you to waste your time or money on over-the-counter pregnancy tests. We offer free and confidential medical-grade pregnancy tests, which have a 99% accuracy rate. Have your pregnancy verified by one of our medical staff, so you know you are getting the most accurate test results.
How does a pregnancy test work?
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce the human pregnancy hormone known as hCG. This hormone is produced right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus. The level of hCG increases approximately six days after fertilization and continues to rise rapidly.
A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG in your urine. If you take a pregnancy test too early, you may get a false negative result because the level has not increased enough to be detected.
When Should I Take A Pregnancy Test?
If your menstrual cycle is like clockwork, you can usually take a pregnancy test a couple of days after your missed period. We suggest waiting 5 to 7 days if your periods are often irregular. By waiting longer, you will be able to get a more accurate urine sample. Contact us and schedule your appointment today.
The Test Was Positive, Now What?
After your pregnancy test, one of our staff members will sit down to go over the results with you. If it comes back positive, we’ll offer a free limited ultrasound to give you additional information about the pregnancy. We will also discuss your options. Yes, believe it or not, you do have options. We want you to have as much information as possible so you can make an empowered decision for you and your future. For free and confidential pregnancy testing, contact us today.