When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

Are you worried after missing a period? Maybe you think you could be pregnant but aren’t quite sure. Here are some common symptoms of pregnancy you may be experiencing: 

  • A missed period
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Food aversions
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea with or without vomiting 

Taking a pregnancy test at the right time is key to accurate results. We know it’s a nerve-racking time, but you are not alone. 

When Should I Take A Test?

A pregnancy test is simple to do. It detects a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is released into a pregnant woman’s body. This hormone is usually detected through urine but can also show up in a blood test.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the best time to take a pregnancy test is to wait at least one day after your missed period for the most accurate results. 

It’s also essential to take it at the right time of the day! Try taking a pregnancy test first thing when you wake up. Your urine is most concentrated at this time of the day.

What Happens If It’s Positive?

If you receive a positive pregnancy test, we’re here to help. We also offer free limited ultrasounds so you can confirm even more pregnancy details and know your options. We’re here to inform you about all your pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision.

A positive test can feel overwhelming but know you aren’t alone.

Free Pregnancy Tests

Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test and to talk with someone about your situation.

In the event of a positive test, we can provide financial assistance to help you. To qualify for financial assistance, you will need to come in and talk to one of our counselors.