If you had unprotected sex, or missed your period, you might be wondering if you’re pregnant. The first thing you may want to do is take a pregnancy test. We offer lab-quality pregnancy testing at our center at no cost.
Wondering if you’re pregnant?
The thought of being pregnant, especially if it was unexpected, is overwhelming. You’re watching and waiting for your period to start. When other early symptoms, like morning sickness, start it’s downright scary. The anxiety and fear over taking a pregnancy test are normal.
Take a deep breath; you’ve got this. Remember, you are capable and valuable. At AscentCare, we offer no-cost pregnancy testing services to confirm your pregnancy and provide the information you need to move forward with your next steps.
How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?
Our pregnancy tests are lab-quality urine tests with a 99% accuracy rate. They detect the levels of the pregnancy hormone known as hCG in your urine. When a woman is pregnant, her body begins producing hCG once a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. A positive pregnancy test means hCG has been found.
The best time to take a pregnancy test
The temptation to take a pregnancy test early may not give you the most accurate results. Your body needs time to build up enough of the hCG hormone to be detected. How soon you take a pregnancy test depends on your normal menstrual cycle. Is your period normally regular or irregular?
If your period is regular (every 28 to 32 days), you can take a pregnancy test a couple of days after your missed period. If your periods are irregular, it’s best to wait for at least a week after your missed period. At-home tests are fairly reliable, but some women take them too soon or don’t follow the directions. You can receive pregnancy testing at AscentCare at no cost to you. Schedule your appointment today.
Did you take a home pregnancy test?
Even if you’ve taken an over-the-counter pregnancy test, it’s always good to get a second opinion. Although home pregnancy tests can be reliable, mistakes are possible and you could get a false test result. Come in and verify your pregnancy. After all, at AscentCare, it costs you nothing!
Limited STD Testing and Treatment
If you test positive for pregnancy and are considering an abortion, it is very important that you get tested immediately for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. We will offer this service free of charge, and should you receive a positive result, we will offer treatment at no charge as well.
How we can help
If your pregnancy test comes back positive, your next step is a no-cost limited obstetrical ultrasound at AscentCare. Ultrasounds reveal important information that will help determine what options are available to you. With up to 20% of known pregnancies ending in natural miscarriage, an ultrasound can also prevent women from pursuing unnecessary abortion procedures. Schedule your appointment today.