“Am I really pregnant?” It’s a question very few women want to unexpectedly ask themselves. If you suspect you might be pregnant, now’s the time to take a free pregnancy test at WISH Medical.
Free And Confidential
We offer confidential lab-quality pregnancy testing at no cost to you. Our tests are sensitive enough to detect pregnancy one day after a missed period.
How A Pregnancy Test Works
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body starts to produce a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is produced right after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus. If a urine pregnancy test detects hCG, it should show up as a positive result.
At-Home Pregnancy Tests
At-home pregnancy tests are reliable. However, some women take the over-the-counter tests too early or don’t completely follow directions. If you got a positive at-home pregnancy test result, you may be wondering if you got the correct results or what you should do next.
It’s important to know what your test results mean. You need accurate information from a licensed medical professional. Come and see one of our nurses for a free and confidential pregnancy test at WISH Medical!
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 anywhere from 10 to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage, and you may not know it immediately. Other experts say the number could be as high as 31% because many women miscarry before they even know they’re pregnant.
Because of the number of hormones in your body, it takes time to realize you are no longer pregnant, especially if your body doesn’t complete the miscarriage naturally. It’s possible to get a positive pregnancy test result for several days or even weeks after a miscarriage.
Your Next Step
If your pregnancy test from WISH Medical is positive, we’ll provide you with a no-cost ultrasound exam. Ultrasound is the only way to confirm if your pregnancy is in the uterus, if there is a heartbeat, and to measure for how far along you are. An ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that is not in the uterus) can lead to a medical emergency, so confirm your pregnancy with ultrasound today!