If you recently had unprotected (or maybe even protected) sex and are anxiously waiting for your period to start, you may be pregnant. There are lots of contraception methods, but none are 100% effective. As a result, there is always a chance of pregnancy if you have been sexually active.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms
A late or missed period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, but there are other symptoms too. According to the Mayo Clinic, these are some of the earliest pregnancy symptoms.
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Breast tenderness
- Frequent urination
- Feeling tired
- Mood swings
There are other medical reasons for some of these symptoms too. For instance, nausea and fatigue could be a sign of the flu. The frequent need to urinate can be a sign of a urinary tract infection, and a hormonal imbalance could be the reason for a change in your monthly cycle. The best place to start is with a pregnancy test.
Lab-Quality Pregnancy Testing
Don’t be overwhelmed by a possible unexpected or unplanned pregnancy. Find out for sure if you are pregnant and approximately how far along you are. Visit us for a pregnancy testing appointment.
Our pregnancy tests are state-approved (CLIA) and are effective up to one week before your period is due. Your initial appointment for a pregnancy test will take about 15 to 20 minutes. If your pregnancy test is positive, we can make an appointment for you to see a nurse and have an ultrasound.
In addition, we can schedule a follow-up examination with a medical doctor at our clinic.
Let’s Talk About Your Options
Now that you’ve verified your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound, it’s time to take a closer look at your options. You can meet with a member of our patient care team and talk through your situation. We care about you and your future.
We offer evidence-based medical education about your pregnancy and abortion. Plus, we can discuss the possibility of helping you make an adoption plan, or supporting you in the choice to parent. There are many resources available to you.