Should I take a pregnancy test?
There are many different at-home pregnancy tests, and figuring out the best one to use can feel overwhelming. If you are experiencing any of the common early signs of pregnancy, it could be time to take a pregnancy test. Before you purchase a test, make sure you’ve waited long enough since having sex for the test to be effective.
What are the different kinds of pregnancy tests?
There are three different types of pregnancy tests: pee-on-a-stick, pee-in-a-cup, or digital. The pee-on-a-stick and pee-in-a-cup tests can be messy and hard to read. Digital tests can still be messy but are much easier to read since the digital screens will tell you your results.
What test is most accurate?
A pregnancy test measures your hCG levels (a hormone related to pregnancy). Different tests are designed to respond to different levels of hCG in your urine. That means a test may not show up as positive even though you might be pregnant. According to popular reviews, the best at-home test is First Response Early Result. It is designed to detect a pregnancy early on. It is important to remember that you can receive a positive pregnancy test and not be pregnant or have a pregnancy that will carry to term. The most accurate way to know if you are pregnant is to have an ultrasound. An ultrasound can determine if you have a viable pregnancy or if other events caused the positive test.
If you’ve recently had a positive at-home pregnancy test, schedule an appointment today at a My Future Approved clinic near you for a free ultrasound. If you are thinking about an abortion, schedule your pre-abortion evaluation today to see what procedures you might qualify for and to learn how to protect your reproductive health for the future.