Home tests versus Medical
If you are sexually active and have missed a period you may be pregnant. Symptoms of pregnancy include fatigue, nausea, swollen/tender breasts, headaches, and frequent urination.
Most women who think they may be pregnant take a home pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests work by measuring the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. A home pregnancy test can only indicate hormone levels, not confirm that you are pregnant or that you have a pregnancy that is viable.
If you have taken a home pregnancy test with positive results, it is important to consult a health care provider to receive a positive confirmation of pregnancy and discuss your pregnancy options.
If a home pregnancy test is negative, it is important to consider that the test may read a false negative when taken too early. It is best to get confirmation of pregnancy from a medical professional.
A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic offers free medical grade tests that can detect pregnancy very early. We can also provide you the medical documentation needed to apply for Pregnancy Medicaid or WIC.
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