If you’re concerned that you are pregnant, it’s important to be certain before making any decisions or taking any action. While a late or missed period is the most common indication, it does not necessarily mean you are pregnant.
If you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms, a trained member of Care Net PCR staff can facilitate you with a self-administered free, lab-quality pregnancy test. If your test result is positive, we can offer you an ultrasound exam referral– at no charge – to medically confirm your pregnancy. It is important to determine whether you have a viable pregnancy before making any decisions.
How accurate is the pregnancy test?Our tests can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period (LMP). The test is more than 99% accurate.
Why do I need an ultrasound exam?If you receive a positive pregnancy test result at our center, we normally recommend a limited obstetric ultrasound exam to medically confirm and date your pregnancy because we are not a medical facility. We offer an ultrasound referral free of charge. You may also contact your physician to have the exam performed.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn’t start?Yes, you may schedule a repeat test approximately one week later. The hCG hormone doubles every 2 days during the first three months of pregnancy and can become easier to detect. You may want to consider an appointment earlier in the day, when concentrations of hCG are higher.
What/Who do I need to bring to my appointment?Just yourself and one form of identification. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you. For your privacy and that of others, we typically ask guests to remain in our comfortable reception area during your confidential appointment. If you choose, your guest may join you later, or he/she may speak with another staff member privately to have any questions answered. Our support services related to unplanned pregnancy are available, at no cost, to your partner or family members.
The gestational age of the fetus is typically determined based on the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). Fertilization age refers to how long it’s been since conception occurred. Fertilization takes place approximately 14 days after the onset of the last normal menstrual period.Conception occurs when, during an act of sexual intercourse, a single sperm unites with the egg to form a unique and brand new human life. This tiny new cell is called a zygote. At the moment of conception, the chromosomes and genes from both parents combine to determine all the physical characteristics of the new life: sex, facial features, blood type, hair color, eyes and skin.The fertilized egg stays in the fallopian tube for about 3 to 4 days, and is now called an embryo. His or her cells divide continuously while traveling down the fallopian tube before arriving at the uterus. The embryo begins to implant in the lining of the uterus around day 6. Once implantation occurs, hormones alert the mother’s body to nurture the pregnancy and prevent her monthly periods. Some women notice spotting (slight bleeding) around the time that implantation occurs.
Check out this slide show to see a baby grow from conception through birth.
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