Is your period late? Are you feeling sick to your stomach? If so, you might be pregnant. Your next step is taking a no-cost pregnancy test at Aim Women’s Center.
No-cost pregnancy tests
At Aim, we don’t believe anyone should have to pay to find out if they’re pregnant which is why we offer no-cost, confidential pregnancy tests. Even if you’ve already taken an at-home test, come to Aim Women’s Center for another. A pregnancy test is your best first step to getting proper medical care. Get the answers you need to move forward.
How a pregnancy test works
When a woman is pregnant, her body begins producing a specific hormone. This hormone, known as hCG, is produced once a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. A pregnancy test detects the amount of hCG found in a woman’s urine. A positive test result means hCG was detected.
At Aim, a trained member of our medical staff will administer your test and review the results with you during your appointment.
When to take a pregnancy test
For the most accurate results, wait until after your missed period to take a test. Waiting at least a week after gives your body the time to produce a detectable amount of the hormone. The test has a higher accuracy rate the longer you wait.
If you’ve already taken a home pregnancy test
Even if you took an over-the-counter pregnancy test, it’s important to have the results confirmed. At-home tests are accurate, but they’re often taken too soon. Women sometimes forget to check for the expiration date. If the pregnancy test is taken too soon there’s a chance you could get a negative result. At Aim Women’s Center you can make an appointment for a free pregnancy test to confirm the result.
The test is positive, now what?
Following a positive test result, we’ll offer a no-cost ultrasound at our center. There’s so much more to know about your pregnancy before you can make an informed and confident decision. A limited ultrasound will give you the information you need.
We understand how you can feel overwhelmed and anxious at the thought of being unexpectedly pregnant. Once both a pregnancy test and ultrasound confirm your pregnancy, we can talk about your options. The more you know, the easier it will be to make the best decision moving forward.
Schedule an appointment with one of our caring staff members. There won’t be any judgment, lectures, or pressure. We only offer answers, encouragement, and kindness. We are here for you.