There’s no disputing that an unplanned pregnancy can turn someone’s life upside down in a moment. However, the gravity of the situation is precisely why it’s so important that, if you do think you may be pregnant, you take a pregnancy test to confirm (or deny) your suspicions. After receiving your result, you can then gather information that will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next steps.
At First Step, we can provide you with the resources and information you will need to make your decision. Through an appointment at our center, you will be provided with a free, medical-quality pregnancy test with a 99 percent accuracy rate.
There are many symptoms, most notably a missed period, that could signify that you are pregnant. In fact, in addition to a missed period, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
If you do experience any of the above symptoms, it is highly recommended that you take a pregnancy test to be sure.
Medical-quality pregnancy tests, like the tests we offer in our center, test for the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), the hormone released during pregnancy. hCG is detectable as early as seven days following conception or 21-24 days following the first day of your last period. Our staff is on hand to discuss your results, and your thoughts about those results, following your test.
How you choose to proceed after learning of your pregnancy is crucial. However, it is important to note that it is normal if you don’t immediately know what you should do next. If you recently found out you are pregnant, but still aren’t sure which of your options you want to pursue, please contact us to schedule an appointment today.