Missing your period can be frightening if you are not planning a pregnancy. But, if you are sexually active, it is possible to become pregnant and it is important to confirm pregnancy early with an accurate pregnancy test. Here are some common signs of pregnancy, but please be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.
- Missed Periods
- Tender Breasts
- Nausea/Morning Sickness
- Frequent Urination
- Darkening of Nipples
- Food Cravings or Food Aversions
How Many Weeks?If your pregnancy test is positive at Alpha Pregnancy Clinics, you will need to determine how far along you are. To do this, a limited obstetrical ultrasound may be performed which will give you a more accurate measurement of the gestational age of the pregnancy. That information can be very helpful as you make a decision because it can tell you what options are available to you.
Free Pregnancy TestsAlpha Pregnancy Clinics offers free pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate and more sensitive than most over-the-counter tests. The result of your pregnancy test will be given to you and we provide a verification form for you to take with you, if needed. If you have a positive pregnancy test at the Center, you may schedule a free ultrasound to determine the status of your pregnancy.
What If I Have a Positive Test at Home?Even if you have a positive test at home, you will receive another test at our center. Our pregnancy tests are medical quality and more accurate than most home tests and a positive result will allow us to schedule an ultrasound.
Things to Think AboutThere is a lot to consider before you make a decision about an unplanned pregnancy. Alpha Pregnancy Clinics can help you answer these and other questions you may have about your pregnancy and your options.
- Is the pregnancy viable (healthy)?
- How far along are you?
- Is the pregnancy in your uterus? Occasionally, the pregnancy is located somewhere else. This is known as an "ectopic" pregnancy.