If you think you’re unexpectedly pregnant, we imagine you’ve got questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call at (937) 393-2990.
When pregnant, your body produces a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). A pregnancy test detects the hCG hormone in your urine or blood. To get accurate results, you must wait until enough hCG builds up in your body to be detected. A pregnancy test can sometimes detect hCG around the 10th or 11th day after conception, but it’s best to wait until the day your period should start (around day 14) before taking a test.
A pregnancy test indicates the possibility of pregnancy, but you also need to confirm if the pregnancy is viable. Viability means the pregnancy is growing with a detectable heartbeat. Experts say that up to 20 % of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. You can get a positive pregnancy test result for days or even weeks after a miscarriage. Ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is viable.
If you are sexually active, you could contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or disease (STD). People most affected by STIs include 15 to 24-year-olds, pregnant women, and certain racial groups. Despite limited reporting during the pandemic, the CDC reported 2.4 million new STIs in 2020. Many STIs don’t have immediate symptoms, so you need to get tested regularly to remain sexually healthy.
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We want you to be as comfortable as possible when you visit. You are welcome to bring your spouse, boyfriend, friend, or family member.
It’s essential to get a second opinion. Some home tests are more sensitive than others. When you come in for your free pregnancy test appointment, we will make sure you’re taking the test at the correct time and in the right way.
Experts have determined that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. If you have miscarried, there’s no need to schedule an abortion. We offer free ultrasound referrals, which could reveal whether your pregnancy is viable or if you’ve miscarried.