Are you pregnant?
It seems unbelievable, doesn’t it? You’re feeling sick to your stomach, moody, and your period is late. Does that mean you’re pregnant? It could, but those are signs of other medical issues, too.
There are many things that can affect menstrual cycles. According to the National Health Service (NHS) stress, changes to your weight, too much exercise, and changes in your diet can affect your monthly cycle.
To know for sure, come to the CPC for free and confidential pregnancy testing.
Early symptoms of pregnancy
The Mayo Clinic says if you’re pregnant, you could be experiencing some other symptoms, too:
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Increased urination
Other common symptoms include:
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions
- Darkening of the nipples
Every woman’s pregnancy is different. Some women experience symptoms from the very beginning, while others don’t realize they’re pregnant for months.
Can I just take an at-home pregnancy test?
Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are accurate, but many women, out of fear, take the tests too early or don’t follow the instructions completely. Makers of at-home tests suggest you take them first thing in the morning when the urine concentration is highest. It’s important to confirm the results with free pregnancy testing from the CPC.
Is there a possibility you aren’t pregnant?
Yes. Statistics show up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. If you’ve taken an at-home pregnancy test, it’s entirely possible to get a positive test result days or even weeks after a miscarriage because your body may still think it’s pregnant.
Confirm your pregnancy
Don’t wait and wonder if you’ve taken the at-home pregnancy test correctly. Now’s the time to get the correct information. The Medical Clinic at the CPC operates under the direction and licensure of our Medical Director, Dustin Ellis, MD.
You can be sure you’ll get the most accurate information possible. Contact us today!