How Does A Pregnancy Test Work?
When you are pregnant, your body produces a hormone called hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin. When you take a pregnancy test, it detects the amount of hCG hormone in your urine to determine if you are pregnant. This process is super quick and painless.
When To Take A Pregnancy Test
The best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one week after a missed period to get the most accurate results. At this point, your body has time to produce the right amount of hCG hormone to be accurately detected in a test.
Though pregnancy testing can detect hCG in urine as early as four days before your missed period, it is more sensitive in the days after. You can receive a more accurate result from the test by waiting just a bit longer.
Home Pregnancy Tests
Over-the-counter home pregnancy testing is accurate, but there is still a slight chance it could be false. When you are full of anxiety, it’s easy to take a test wrong or forget specific steps. If the test is taken too soon or the directions are not followed correctly, there is a chance for an inaccurate result.
Come in for a free pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy, even if you got a positive result, to be sure. Our team at We Care Pregnancy Clinic is ready to talk and help you in any way we can. We can inform you about all your options.
If Your Pregnancy Testing Is Positive
What’s next after receiving a positive pregnancy test? Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. You don’t have to face this alone. Let us walk this journey alongside you. We can help you by providing a free pregnancy test, ultrasound confirmation, and answers to your questions about abortion, parenting, and adoption. We offer free pregnancy services to assist you.