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  • Writer's pictureSam Hafermann

7 Questions to Ask If You're Pregnant

Updated: May 31

If you’re pregnant or think you might be, we know it can be filled with uncertainty. We want to help you by answering questions women ask when they think they may be pregnant or are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.

Woman holding a positive pregnancy test

1. When Should I Take a Test?

Some over-the-counter urine pregnancy test manufacturers state that the pregnancy hormone can be detected in your urine 6 days before your missed period. However, not every pregnancy can be detected early, and for this reason, it is usually best to take a pregnancy test after you miss your period.

2. Can a Urine Pregnancy Test be Wrong?

There are six possible situations for a false-positive result.

  • Evaporation lines on the pregnancy test

  • Not following manufacturer's instructions

  • Recent miscarriage or abortion

  • Molar pregnancy 

  • Medications

  • Medical conditions

Contact us to learn more about our free testing and confirmation services.

3. How Late Can You Take the Morning-After Pill?

With any medication you take, it is wise to evaluate the potential risks associated with the medication. Regarding Plan B and Ella, we advise the same caution.

If you follow the instructions for Plan B One-Step directions, you can take this pill immediately after and less than 72 hours after unprotected sex. The directions for Ella suggest immediately after and less than 120 hours after unprotected sex.

4. How Early Will People Notice I’m Pregnant?

The one thing people will notice first when you're pregnant is your baby bump. However, your baby bump is not usually noticeable until your second trimester or around four months. Depending on how they carry their baby, some women will see it sooner or later than four months. 

5. Could I Have a Miscarriage?

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, approximately half of early miscarriages occur when the embryo does not develop properly due to an abnormal number of chromosomes. Chromosomes are located in each cell of the body and carry the genetic code for how people develop and perform. Miscarriages happen, and they have nothing to do with what you did or didn’t do.  

6. What Resources Are There For Single Moms or New Parents?

We provide all the information you need if you’re considering carrying and parenting your child. We can help you find the information you need to enroll in health insurance and provide you with community referrals tailored to your needs. We know being a single mom or a new parent is daunting, but having a child isn’t the end of your life; it’s the beginning of a new one. 

7. What If I Decide to Have an Abortion?

If you are considering abortion, there are a few things you should know before you decide.

  • Is your pregnancy is in the uterus? If not, this could become a medical emergency.

  • Is there a heartbeat? If not, you may experience a natural miscarriage.

  • How far along am I? This can determine eligibility for abortion options.

  • What's my STDs/STI status? Receiving indicated treatment as soon as possible can help prevent infections from spreading to other reproductive organs.

  • What's the Rh factor of my blood type? If you're negative, you may need an injection to prevent possible future complications.

  • We also recommend talking with a medical professional about health conditions, allergies, possible side effects, and the medications you are currently taking.

We understand that facing a planned or unplanned pregnancy could be one of your hardest moments and your biggest decisions. However, you’re not alone. We can help by providing compassionate medical care at no cost to you. 

When you make an appointment, you will receive medical professional consultation, lab-grade urine pregnancy testing, STI testing, ultrasound, and applicable resources. You don’t have to walk this road alone. Contact us today!

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