Have you missed a period and are wondering if you’re pregnant? We know that so many thoughts are racing through your head, but we are here to give you answers to all your questions. Before you start weighing your options, it’s important to find out if you are indeed pregnant. At Heart to Heart, we offer free lab-quality pregnancy tests to women who think they might be pregnant or who have already taken a positive home pregnancy test.
Lab-quality pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in a woman’s urine after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. As a woman’s pregnancy develops, even in the early stages, the amount of hCG in a woman’s body is rapidly increasing. Therefore, the longer you wait to take a test, the more accurate the results. If you take a pregnancy test too early, say a few days after unprotected sex, your results will likely be inaccurate and produce a false-negative because the amount of hCG in your body is so small that it is not yet detectable by a urine pregnancy test. It’s best to wait until after your missed period to take the test to ensure accuracy. Even if you have taken a home pregnancy test and received positive results, our staff will administer one of our free lab-quality pregnancy tests to ensure the results are accurate.
If your pregnancy test results are positive, don’t panic. We are here for you. We can provide you with a free limited obstetrical ultrasound to confirm that you are actually pregnant, detect a fetal heartbeat and find out how far along you are. Our staff at Heart to Heart is ready to support you and discuss your next steps. Make your free and confidential appointment today.