Think you might be pregnant? Real Options is here for you. We provide free and confidential pregnancy testing and can discuss your results with you during your appointment. Whether you are experiencing early pregnancy symptoms or have already taken a home pregnancy test, you owe it to yourself to have a lab-quality pregnancy test performed at our center.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms
So, how do you know if you’re pregnant? Your body might give you some signs before you even take a pregnancy test. During the early stages of pregnancy, you could experience the following signs:
- Missed period (the most common sign)
- Distaste for certain foods or smells
- Darkening of the nipples
- Spotting or cramping (likely due to implantation of the egg in the uterus)
- Frequent urination
- Swollen or tender breasts
While these signs could point to other causes, such as PMS, they could also indicate pregnancy. If you’ve had unprotected sex or experienced birth control failure and are experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, it’s time to take a pregnancy test at Real Options.
How Pregnancy Tests Work
Our lab-quality pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone hCG in a woman’s urine with a 99 percent accuracy rate. As your pregnancy progresses, hCG levels begin to rise and can eventually be detected through a urine-based pregnancy test. It’s recommended that you wait until after you miss your period to take a pregnancy test so the level of hCG is high enough for the test to read “positive.” If it’s taken too early, it could produce false-negative results, meaning that you are actually pregnant but there just wasn’t enough hCG in your system for the test to detect it.
After a Positive Pregnancy Test
After you’ve taken a test at Real Options and the results were positive, your next step is to have an ultrasound performed. An ultrasound can tell you a variety of valuable information regarding your pregnancy – including how far along you are and if you have a viable pregnancy. An ultrasound is completely painless and is completely free at our center.
If you could be pregnant, schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test at Real Options.