If you think you may be pregnant, your next step should be scheduling a FREE pregnancy test with us. At Clearway Clinic, we can help you deal with the results, no matter what they are, in a manner that is best for you and your situation. We know what it’s like to feel alone, scared, and confused, and we want to help you in any way we can.
Remember, every woman is different, and common signs of pregnancy may or may not pertain to your situation. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include:
- Missed period
- Breast tenderness
- Frequent urination
For a complete list of pregnancy symptoms, click HERE.
According to WebMD, the only way to definitively know if you’re pregnant is “by taking a pregnancy test.”
We offer a FREE and confidential pregnancy test. When you call for an appointment, we’ll answer your questions and provide you with the help you need every step of the way.
How Soon Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?
According to Healthline, “you should wait to take a pregnancy test until the week after your missed period for the most accurate result.
If you don’t want to wait until you’ve missed your period, you should wait at least one or two weeks after you had sex. If you are pregnant, your body needs time to develop detectable levels of HCG. This typically takes seven to 12 days after successful implantation of an egg.
You may receive an inaccurate result if the test is taken too early in your cycle.”
Should I take a home pregnancy test?
According to a healthy lifestyle article on the Mayo Clinic website, “taking a home pregnancy test can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not sure you can trust the results. Know when and how to take a home pregnancy test — as well as some of the possible pitfalls of home testing.”
If you take the test too early, check the test results too soon, use diluted urine, or take fertility drugs or medications containing hCG, chances are the results will be inaccurate. Home pregnancy tests, including brand names like First Response, ClincialGuard, Clearblue, Pregmate, New Choice, and Wondfo, advertise to be 99% accurate, but only when taken correctly. Make sure to read the directions carefully.
National pharmacies and retail stores offer generic and store brand pregnancy tests including, Walgreen’s One-Step, Target’s Early Results Pregnancy Test-Up&Up, CVS Early Result Pregnancy Test, and Wal-Mart’s Equate Early Result Pregnancy Test.
All over-the-counter tests recommend if you think you a pregnant, you should contact your health care provider. That’s where we come in. We can help you confirm your pregnancy and discuss your options for the future.
How do pregnancy tests work?
There are two basic kinds of pregnancy tests. The first uses urine and can be purchased over the counter. The second test uses a blood sample and is administered in a doctor’s office or clinic. Both tests measure the level of the hormone hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, that indicates pregnancy.
According to Medicinet.com, “hCG is made when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. This usually happens about six days after the egg and sperm merge. But studies show that in up to 10 percent of women, implantation does not occur until much later, after the first day of the missed period. The amount of hCG rapidly builds up in your body with each passing day you are pregnant.”
Clinical pregnancy tests are more accurate than over-the-counter home tests
The primary reason a clinical pregnancy test is more accurate than an over the counter home test is the experience and frequency in which the clinic administers tests. At Clearway Clinic, we’ve given hundreds of tests and are continually updating our kits for optimum freshness and accuracy.
Many variables lead to inaccurate readings from home tests. We’re here to put your mind at ease with reliable, safe, and confidential testing.