Understandably, an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary thing, as it can have a significant effect on your life. That is why it’s so important to know the symptoms and have a pregnancy test performed. That way you can take your next steps with all of the knowledge you’ll need to make an informed decision.

How Do I Know If I am Pregnant?

The most common of pregnancy symptoms is a missed period, but it is by no means the only possible indicator. Every woman’s pregnancy experience is different. In addition to, or in place of, a missed period, you may experience the following symptoms*:

  • Nausea
  • Aversion to certain foods
  • Bloating/cramping
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent urination
  • Spotting

If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, particularly a missed period, it is highly encouraged that you take a pregnancy test. Here at 1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, we can provide you with a free, lab-quality urine pregnancy test to ensure you get a definitive answer to your question.

How Does My Pregnancy Test Work?

The verified pregnancy tests at 1st Choice test for the detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), the hormone released during pregnancy. HCG can be found as early as seven days after conception, or 21-to-24 days after the first day of your last period. If you have a positive test, our nurse will provide you with written verification of your pregnancy during your visit. Contact us to get your verified pregnancy test today!

Next Steps

Learning you are pregnant is sure to bring about all kinds of questions about what you should do now. Fortunately, there is help available, and you can find that help here at 1st Choice. By visiting us for a free appointment, we can provide information on any of the options you are likely to consider, including parenting and abortion. Please visit our Options page to learn more about the choices in front of you.

*Am I Pregnant? Early Symptoms of Pregnancy & When To Test (clevelandclinic.org)