When you think you may be unexpectedly pregnant, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and even scared of the unknown. We are here to help you. Here at Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we offer no-cost and confidential pregnancy testing to women facing unplanned pregnancies.
I took a pregnancy test at home. Do I need to get tested at Robbinsdale Women’s Center?
While home pregnancy tests have improved greatly over the years, there are many factors can impact the accuracy of your results. Robbinsdale Women’s Center offers lab-quality pregnancy testing administered by our trained staff. When you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you want to know that your results are accurate, and our tests are 99 percent accurate.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
Taking a pregnancy test too early can cause your test to result in a false negative. Ideally, you should take a pregnancy test two weeks after your missed period. This allows your body to produce enough hCG, the hormone associated with pregnancy, to be detected by the test. If a test is taken too early, you may get negative results even though you are actually pregnant. When you come in for your appointment, our staff will make sure this is the right time for you to take a pregnancy test.
How does a pregnancy test work?
A pregnancy test determines whether you are pregnant by detecting the presence of hCG, the hormone associated with pregnancy. During your appointment, you will be asked to give a urine sample and then one of our staff members will administer the test. This only takes a few minutes and you will have your result during your appointment.
What are my next steps?
After a positive pregnancy test, we will administer an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy, determine how far along the pregnancy is, and that it is viable.
If you think you may be pregnant, make an appointment today at Robbinsdale Women’s Center.