For some women, taking a pregnancy test causes feelings of anticipation and excitement. For others, pregnancy tests results are fraught with anxiety and fear.
If you think you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and are wondering whether or not it’s time to take a pregnancy test, we’re here to help!
When should I take a pregnancy test?
With the thought of an unplanned pregnancy looming over you, you may be tempted to take a pregnancy test as soon as you can get your hands on one. However, in order to get the most accurate results, it’s recommended that you wait at least one week after a missed period.
This is because pregnancy tests measure for the presence of the hormone called hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). While this hormone will increase with each day of pregnancy, it will take some time to be detected through a typical pregnancy test. This means that taking a test too early could result in a false negative.
For easy, accurate, and timely testing, visit Abria Pregnancy Resources! We provide free lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, medical consultations, STD testing, and more!
Common Signs of Early Pregnancy
While you’re waiting to take a pregnancy test, be on the lookout for these common signs of early pregnancy:
– A missed period
– Breast tenderness
– Food cravings or aversions
– Sensitivity to smells
– Mood swings
These symptoms can also be signs of medical conditions and hormonal imbalances outside of pregnancy. It’s still essential to confirm a pregnancy through lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan!
I’ve received a positive pregnancy test! What do I do now?
Regardless of your stage in life or pregnancy readiness, receiving a positive pregnancy test can be stressful and scary. Thankfully, you’re not alone and there’s plenty of help available to you as you make a choice for your pregnancy.
Abria Pregnancy Resources is here to help you through our free and confidential services and resources! Schedule your free appointment today for lab-quality pregnancy testing, an ultrasound scan, and more!