Pregnancy testing is your first step to getting the answers you need about a possible unplanned pregnancy. One step at a time.

Your body produces a hormone called hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, when you become pregnant. A pregnancy test works to detect the amount of hCG hormone in your urine to determine if you are pregnant or not.

When Do I Take A Pregnancy Test?

The Mayo Clinic recommends taking a pregnancy test at least one week after a missed period to receive the most accurate results. This time allows your body to produce the right amount of hCG hormone to be accurately detected in a test if you’re pregnant.

Even though pregnancy tests can detect hCG in urine around four days before your missed period, it is more sensitive in the days after. Get the most accurate results from the test by waiting just a bit longer. 

Home Pregnancy Tests

Your local drugstore home pregnancy tests are normally very accurate. There is still a slight chance for inaccuracy if taken at the wrong time.

It’s easy to skip over the process when you are bombarded with emotions at the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy.

To be sure, take one more pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy, even after you received a positive home test result. Receive free pregnancy testing at our clinic to get the answers you need.

A Positive Pregnancy Test

Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, you may have so many unanswered questions. We understand and we are here for you. A positive pregnancy test can not tell you all you need to know about your pregnancy to move forward with a pregnancy decision.

An ultrasound is important so you can determine if you have a healthy, viable pregnancy, confirm how far along you are, and determine the location of the pregnancy.

We offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, as well as education on all your pregnancy options so you can feel peace about your next step.

Schedule a free pregnancy testing appointment today to get clarity about what’s next for you. Our compassionate team at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic is here to help.