Think you’re pregnant after having unprotected sex? Signs of pregnancy can vary for each woman. The Mayo Clinic shares these common pregnancy symptoms:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating

It’s crucial to begin pregnancy confirmation with a medical-grade pregnancy test. We offer them free and confidentially at Hands of Hope PRC.

When Should I Take A Test?

If you think you might be pregnant, taking a test right away is tempting. The Mayo Clinic shares that the best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one day after your first missed period for the most accurate result.

Since many women have irregular periods or tend to miscalculate the first day of their missed period, the FDA estimates that 10-20% of pregnant women may not receive a positive pregnancy test result on this day.

If you think you could still be pregnant after a negative pregnancy test, you can take another one a week after your period for the most accurate results.

Is Your Period Irregular?

Having an irregular period can make it even more challenging to know when to take a pregnancy test. The FDA shares that most pregnancy tests can detect the pregnancy hormone, hCG, in urine 12-15 days after ovulation for women with 28-day cycles.

Try waiting three weeks after sex or four weeks after your last period for an accurate pregnancy test reading.

Confirming Your Pregnancy

Though you may have already taken a pregnancy test at home, you could have received a false pregnancy test result due to taking it at the wrong time.

We provide free, self-administered, medical-grade pregnancy tests that are easy to use and give an accurate test result. You will meet in a private setting with one of our peer counselors. Schedule a free pregnancy test appointment with our team today.

We’re here to help you get the answers you need along your unique journey. Feel supported as our team walks with you every step of the way.