Am I Pregnant?
If you received a positive home pregnancy test or are experiencing common symptoms of pregnancy, you may be asking yourself, “Am I pregnant?” Do any of these sound familiar?
- I’ve missed a period
- I feel like throwing up sometimes
- My breasts feel tender
- I have to pee more often
- I’m more tired than usual
- I’m having mood swings
Though women experience different pregnancy symptoms, the symptoms above normally point to pregnancy. Although at-home pregnancy tests are mostly accurate, confirm your pregnancy results with a professional to be sure.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
Timing is key when it comes to getting accurate pregnancy test results! According to Mayo Clinic, the best time to take a pregnancy test is at least a week after your missed period.
When pregnant, your body produces a hormone called HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). The HCG hormone enters your bloodstream and urine. Waiting until a week after your missed period gives your body time to produce a detectable amount of this hormone if you’re pregnant.
If you still have questions about your pregnancy results, talk to us today to be sure.
If Your Pregnancy Test Is Positive
So – your results are positive and you are still in shock. What do you do next? What are all your pregnancy options? Even after a simple positive pregnancy test, there are other pregnancy confirmation details that you don’t want to skip.
An ultrasound is your next step to confirming your pregnancy, its viability, location, and gestational age. We offer medical referrals to help you get the support you need. We know this journey is hard, but you are not alone! We have many resources to help you face the journey ahead.