“Should I take a pregnancy test?”

This dreaded question can cause serious anxiety, fear, and stress. Not knowing if you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy can be one of the most stress-inducing question marks in your life, but it’s important to remember that there’s help available to you!

From helping you determine whether or not you’re pregnant to walking alongside you each step of the way if the result is positive, True Care Women’s Resource Center is here to help you during this time!

Here’s our expert advice on all things pregnancy tests:

How long after sex until a pregnancy test is accurate?

If you think you may be pregnant, you’re likely wanting to get a yes or no answer as soon as possible. If you have had a positive at home test, get scheduled to come in to have a test with a medical professional at True Care

What are the most common signs of early pregnancy?

While every woman is different and unique, these are some common signs of early pregnancy to be aware of as you decide if it’s time to receive pregnancy testing:

  • Missed period
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in your sensitivity to smells
  • Unusual or heightened cravings
  • Unexplained mood swings

While these symptoms can be an indication of early pregnancy, they may also be symptoms of other health conditions. With that said, it’s important to confirm whether or not you are pregnant with pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan and rule out any other major hormonal health issues.

What happens after a positive pregnancy test?

Whether you take an at-home pregnancy test or receive lab-quality pregnancy testing at your local pregnancy center, it’s important to receive medical guidance on the safe next steps for you and your pregnancy.

Visit True Care Women’s Resource Center for step-by-step care as you explore your pregnancy options.

After receiving a positive pregnancy test, you will have access to our no-cost ultrasound scans, STD testing and treatment, options counseling, and more. Our staff will be there to listen to your concerns, process your options with you, and create a personalized list of community referrals and resources that will be helpful to you during this time.