What are the signs you should take a pregnancy test?
If you aren’t sure you need to take a test, or you don’t know what signs to look for, you’re not alone. Early pregnancy symptoms can be hard to detect and easy to misinterpret. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you’ve been sexually active and you are noticing any of the following symptoms:
- Missed period
- Unexpected changes to your body such as soreness, headaches, tiredness, breast sensitivity, nausea, or vomiting.
- Unexplained mood changes like irritability, mood swings, or food cravings and aversions.
These are a few of the most common and well-known pregnancy symptoms.
However, most women experience these symptoms differently, and some may have very few of them at all. That’s why it’s very important for you to schedule a pregnancy test when you experience these symptoms.
PREGNANCY TEST CONFIRMATION
If your test is positive, our staff will determine next steps, such as an ultrasound exam, and the best time to schedule that procedure. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and can give an estimate of pregnancy dating. This is valuable information if you’re considering abortion or your pregnancy options. All services are free and confidential.
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