When you think you may be unexpectedly pregnant, you want to know for sure. We understand that this can be a confusing and overwhelming time, but at Pregnancy Options Miami, we are here to help and support you. In this blog, you can find the steps you need to take to tell if you’re pregnant.
Questions to ask yourself
Before you start thinking about pregnancy testing and verification, you should ask yourself some key questions:
- Have you recently had sex or unprotected sex?
- Have you missed a period?
- Are you experiencing any pregnancy symptoms?
It is important to note that many of the early signs of pregnancy are also symptoms of PMS. Things like stress and sickness can also cause you to miss a period. Even if you are experiencing these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean you are pregnant.
Lab-Quality Pregnancy Tests
If you think you may be pregnant, you want to have confidence that the pregnancy test you take is accurate. Home pregnancy tests have improved over the years, but there are still are many factors that can impact the accuracy of those tests.
At Pregnancy Options Miami, our trained staff administers our lab-quality pregnancy tests. These tests are 99 percent effective and you will get your results during your appointment. Our trained staff will be able to talk with you and discuss if it is the right time to take a test based on when you had sex to ensure the results are accurate. All of this decreases your chances of receiving a false result.
After a positive pregnancy test, you should always verify with an ultrasound. An ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses sound waves to project a visual of your uterus on a screen.
Ultrasounds give you valuable information like ensuring the pregnancy is located in the uterus and how far along your pregnancy is. Most importantly, it verifies that you are pregnant by visually identifying it. It may also determine whether you may naturally miscarry.
All of these steps are the best way to test if you are pregnant. At Pregnancy Options Miami, we offer all of these services at no cost to you. If you think you may be pregnant, make an appointment today to meet with our staff!