A woman may miss her period for many reasons. A change in diet, exercise, or stress level could cause a late period. Sometimes, women have late periods for reasons they’re never able to trace. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include missed period, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, frequent urination and fatigue.
Having one, some or even all of these symptoms doesn’t mean you are pregnant, but it may be an indication of pregnancy. Whenever you have sex, there is a chance of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, then we suggest you take a pregnancy test. If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, generally speaking, a pregnancy test should be accurate around the first day after a missed period.
Remember, a pregnancy test is only an indication of pregnancy. Generally, you will need an ultrasound. The ultrasound can confirm that your pregnancy is viable (capable of developing under normal conditions) and give you an estimation of how far along you are. An ultrasound is also the only way to determine if you have a tubal pregnancy, which could be life-threatening for both you and your child. If you suspect you are pregnant, then we suggest you take a test.
*Call the Center for more information and an appointment for a free, medical-grade urine pregnancy test.*
If you took your home test before you missed a period and the result was unclear, come to the Center for an additional test. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you.