If you suspect you might be pregnant, now is the time to visit Choices Resource Center. There’s no reason to wait and wonder. We’ll help answer this and other very important questions for you.
Free and Confidential Pregnancy Testing
Our most popular service at Choices Resource Center is our free, confidential pregnancy testing. We use only laboratory-quality urine pregnancy tests. Plus, a licensed nurse practitioner will read your results so you can be assured you’re getting the most accurate test results. You can either schedule an appointment or just walk in for this service. Getting tested is easy!
How Does a Pregnancy Test Work?
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins producing a hormone called hCG. It’s produced after the embryo has attached to the uterine wall. This process usually happens about six days after fertilization. The levels of hCG rise quickly, doubling every 2 to 3 days.
Pregnancy tests work by detecting levels of the hCG hormone in your urine. A positive test means high enough levels of hCG are present to indicate you are most likely pregnant.
How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?
When your menstrual cycle is regular (approximately every 28 – 30 days), you can usually take a pregnancy test a day or two after your missed period. By waiting longer, you will get more reliable results from your pregnancy test but our tests can sometimes detect pregnancy a day before your missed period.
What Happens If My Test Is Positive?
First, you may receive an offer for a free and confidential ultrasound. An ultrasound is important in order to get the vital information you need about your pregnancy.
You Have Options!
Although abortion may be your first thought after you receive a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound, we want you to know you have options. Our licensed nurse practitioner will discuss information for early pregnancy and precautions new mothers should take. Also, we will talk with you about abortion procedures, side effects, and possible risks. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your pregnancy.
Choices Resource Center does not perform or refer for abortions.