Your period is late. Are you thinking to yourself, “I wonder if I could be pregnant?” There are other reasons you could have missed your period too. Stress, hormonal changes, diet, and weight gain or loss, can also be reasons to miss a period.
It is even possible you are experiencing a miscarriage. Unfortunately, miscarriages are relatively common. Experts suggest that as many as 1 in 4 known pregnancies end in a miscarriage. You can continue feeling pregnancy symptoms even after a miscarriage for a few days or even weeks.
Why not find out for sure? Get a pregnancy test free of charge at The Hope Clinic.
A missed or late period is usually the first symptom to indicate you might be pregnant. Here are some other symptoms to watch for:
Although it is possible to take an over-the-counter pregnancy test, why not have the confidence that your test results are accurate? Often, home tests are taken at the wrong time, or the user doesn’t fully follow the instructions. Our lab-quality pregnancy tests have a 99% accuracy rate. Plus, a nurse or trained staff member will verify the accuracy for you.
If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading.
If your pregnancy test is positive, you have a lot of things to think about. We are ready and waiting to help you. Many women who think they may be unexpectedly pregnant need someone they can trust. They need a safe, judgment-free zone where they can get their questions answered and have their concerns addressed. The last thing you need is to feel pressured or talked into something you do not really want. Take the time you need to make the right decision for you.
Following your positive pregnancy test, you can receive an ultrasound free of charge. An ultrasound is the most accurate way to confirm a pregnancy and determine how far along you may be. Afterward, you can meet with your personal client advocate, who can answer your questions and address your concerns. In addition, they will discuss your options, giving you helpful information on each one.