Think You’re Pregnant?
Find out for sure today. Maybe you took many pregnancy tests at home and you’re still not sure if you’re pregnant. Confirming your pregnancy can be stressful and confusing.
Although the at-home pregnancy test is pretty accurate, the best way to know for sure is to take a medical-grade urine laboratory test followed by an ultrasound. Not only will this confirm a pregnancy, but it will also provide you with the most valuable information which is how far along you are.
How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?
A pregnant woman’s body produces a hormone called hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is produced after the embryo has attached to the uterine wall and happens about six days after fertilization. The levels of hCG rise quickly, doubling every 2 to 3 days. A pregnancy test detects the level of hCG hormone in your urine. If it is present, the test will be positive because you are pregnant.
When Do I Take A Pregnancy Test?
Timing is key when taking a pregnancy test. The best time to take a test is at least one week after your missed period. By waiting longer, a detectable amount of hCG can be detected. Try not to take the test too early. The earlier after your missed period that you take a home pregnancy test, the harder it is for the test to detect hCG.
No-Cost Pregnancy Testing
At InnerVisions HealthCare, our no-cost urine pregnancy tests are 99% accurate, and they’re done in a safe, caring, and private setting. Our state-licensed, board-certified OB/GYN physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and support staff are highly trained and dedicated to meeting your healthcare needs.
After receiving a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step to pregnancy confirmation. Our ultrasound can provide you with the critical information you need as you make your next decision.
- The presence of pregnancy including location (intrauterine/ectopic)
- Estimated gestational age, how many weeks you are
- If you have a viable pregnancy (a growing pregnancy)
Schedule a no-cost pregnancy testing appointment to begin your pregnancy confirmation journey. You are not alone.