How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins producing a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). After a fertilized egg attaches to a woman’s uterus wall, her body begins producing this hormone. It rapidly builds, and if hCG is detected in her urine with a pregnancy test, she’s pregnant.

Free And Confidential Pregnancy Testing

At Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, we want to help every woman who walks through our door. As a result, we provide free medical services, including pregnancy testing. We guarantee a licensed medical professional conducts all of our services.

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If your period is regular (every 28 to 30 days), we recommend taking a pregnancy test a day or two after your missed period. If your cycle is irregular, we suggest waiting until day 4 or 5 after your missed period.

At-home pregnancy tests are reliable, but you can make mistakes. It’s essential to get a second opinion.

You May Not Be Pregnant

There is a possibility you could have a positive pregnancy test and not be pregnant. The Mayo Clinic reports that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Other experts say the number could be as high as 31% because many women miscarry before they even know they’re pregnant.

It takes your body time to realize you are no longer pregnant because of the number of hormones. It’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result for several days or even weeks after a miscarriage.

What If My Pregnancy Test Comes Back Positive?

If you had pregnancy testing with us and the test is positive, we’ll recommend you for an onsite ultrasound. A positive pregnancy test isn’t enough information to make a confident decision.

You need to find out how far along you are if you’re considering abortion, and you need to know whether or not you’ve miscarried. Contact us, and let’s get started with free and confidential pregnancy testing.