Wondering whether you’re pregnant can be stressful, especially if you weren’t planning to be. What’s more, typical pregnancy symptoms can indicate other health conditions. Receive the facts you need with pregnancy testing.
Women’s Care Center Parkersburg offers complimentary pregnancy testing. This lab-quality service will help confirm a pregnancy and help us direct you to the needed resources.
Am I Experiencing Pregnancy Symptoms?
Some women experience obvious pregnancy symptoms like a missed period, while others may have no indication they could be pregnant. And the symptoms you do have may come from other conditions. The only way to know if you’re pregnant is to take a test. Common pregnancy symptoms include:
- Missed period
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nasal congestion
- Food aversions
Remember, experiencing symptoms like a missed period can be due to other factors like stress, weight changes, or certain health conditions.
Taking a Pregnancy Test
The best time to take a pregnancy test is several days after a missed period or a few weeks after sexual intercourse. Waiting gives hCG levels in your body time to build. HCG is a particular hormone that only increases during pregnancy and is detected by at-home and clinical tests.
False negatives can result from improperly taking the pregnancy test or testing too early, so carefully read the instructions for an at-home pregnancy test. If you’ve taken a test and it’s negative, but you’re experiencing symptoms, wait 1-2 weeks and test again.
You’ll also want to confirm your results at a local pregnancy center or a doctor’s office if you receive a positive result.
Receive the Pregnancy Answers You Need
Women’s Care Center Parkersburg offers complimentary pregnancy confirmation services because we want you to be able to move forward.
Make an appointment today to learn more about how we can help.