Could I Be Pregnant?
Any time you have sex, there is a chance you may get pregnant. Depending on your monthly cycle, the risk of pregnancy may increase or decrease on different days, especially considering that sperm can live several days in a woman’s body.
Some women rely on menstrual cycle tracking apps, but research has shown that these apps improved the accuracy of ovulation prediction by no more than 21%. And while some methods of contraception are better than others, no method is 100% effective.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms
A missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, but a woman’s monthly cycle can change for other reasons. Stress, a hormonal imbalance, excessive exercise, and certain medications can cause a woman to miss a period.
The following is a list of some of the early pregnancy symptoms according to the Mayo Clinic:
- Missed period
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Increased urination
- Light Spotting
How Do I Confirm I’m Pregnant?
If you think you may be pregnant, the first thing to do is take a test. Home pregnancy tests are available at the store, but we always recommend taking a lab-quality test for greater accuracy or to serve as a second opinion. One study found that test results can vary depending on how you take it, what medications you’re on, and other medical conditions.
Only a medical professional can officially diagnose a pregnancy, but our tests will give you valuable information so you can begin to receive the best care and support.
Free and Confidential Pregnancy Testing
Our center can provide a free and confidential pregnancy test or retest. Contact us to schedule an appointment. We are here for you whether you need a pregnancy test, information about your options, or just a listening ear.