Timing is everything when taking a pregnancy test. You could receive a false result if you take one too soon or incorrectly. And false positives can occur if you have experienced a situation like a miscarriage. 

If you are wondering whether you are pregnant, you need the facts. Embrace offers no-cost, lab-quality urine pregnancy tests to confirm a potential pregnancy. Move forward with clarity. 

Why Does Timing Matter?

You can’t determine whether you’re pregnant from symptoms alone. Not every pregnant woman experiences symptoms like fatigue and tender breasts. Moreover, a missed period, nausea, and more can result from factors like other health conditions and stress. 

If you do have symptoms, the following may sound familiar:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea (with or without vomiting)
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Nasal congestion
  • Moodiness
  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Food aversions

Timing is crucial when taking a test. Blood and urine-based pregnancy tests detect hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a hormone that’s only produced in the body during pregnancy. 

HCG rises quickly during those initial weeks, but it’s best to wait a few days after your missed period or several weeks after sexual intercourse. Take the test first thing in the morning, when your urine is most concentrated. 

Along with reading the at-home pregnancy test instructions carefully, these tips increase your chances of receiving accurate results. If you receive a positive result, you’ll want to verify the result with a lab-quality test to ensure accuracy. 

Embrace Can Help

Along with pregnancy tests, Embrace also provides limited sonograms. This scan confirms essential pregnancy details like viability (whether the pregnancy is progressing normally and has a detectable heartbeat). 

You need a sonogram to learn more about your pregnancy and protect your health before making a decision. 

Request a no-cost appointment at Embrace today.