Signs of pregnancy can vary for each woman, but seven common symptoms can be indicators of a pregnancy.
If you are sexually active, a pregnancy test is recommended if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Missed period
- Frequent urination
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Mood swings
Confirming Your Pregnancy
While an at-home pregnancy test is an excellent first step if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, keep in mind that while at-home tests are usually very accurate, it is possible to get a false positive.
That’s why confirming your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test at your local women’s health clinic is best. This will ensure you get the most accurate results and allow you to receive a follow-up ultrasound scan if you are pregnant.
Why is an Ultrasound Scan Important?
An ultrasound scan is an essential step after confirming your pregnancy.
This scan will reveal important information about your pregnancy, including:
- Viability: Up to 20% of pregnancies can end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound scan can detect if that is the case for your pregnancy and help monitor whether your body is safely passing the pregnancy tissues.
- Age: Knowing the age of your pregnancy will determine what options are available to you. For example, a medical abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” is only recommended in the first ten weeks of pregnancy.
- Location: The majority of pregnancies develop normally in the uterus. But there is a small risk of your pregnancy growing outside of your uterus. This complication is called an ectopic pregnancy and is a serious health risk that requires immediate medical intervention.
Where to Go to Get the Information You Need
If you think you might be pregnant and want to confirm your pregnancy, the medical team at New Beginnings Pregnancy Center is here for you.
We not only provide free lab-quality pregnancy testing but also a follow-up ultrasound if necessary. Our team will also take the time to review your test results and scan to answer all your questions.
It’s your body and future, so you deserve to get all the information you need to make the best decision.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.