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Pregnancy Testing Services

If you’ve had unprotected sex and are worried you might be pregnant, it’s important not to panic.  Before you worry about your next steps, you need to verify your pregnancy through a pregnancy test. At First Step, we can provide you with a free onsite pregnancy test and will discuss your results with you right away.

Am I Pregnant?

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if you are pregnant – especially if you haven’t missed a period yet. There are a few signs and symptoms that are often associated with an early pregnancy, which include:

  • Missed period
  • Swollen, tender breasts
  • Spotting
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Food aversions
  • Headaches

The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

How Does a Pregnancy Test Work?

Our lab-quality pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone hCG in urine. Pregnancy tests are most accurate if taken after your missed period.

What If I’ve Already Taken a Home Pregnancy Test?

While home pregnancy tests are about 97 percent accurate if taken correctly, there is still a chance for error. If you take your test too early or take it incorrectly, it can produce false negatives. When you make an appointment with us, we will perform a lab-quality test to ensure your results are accurate.

What Do I Do Next?

If you have a positive pregnancy test, your next step is to get an ultrasound. After a health assessment, we may offer you a free ultrasound. Learn more about ultrasounds and how it can provide insight into your pregnancy.

Think you might be pregnant? Schedule your appointment for a free and confidential pregnancy test today.