Think you might be pregnant? Need to know if you are? We can help. Are you excited and happy or dreading it and stressed or both? We understand! Millions of women face unplanned pregnancies each year. In fact, over half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. (1) Whether a pregnancy is planned or unplanned, getting pregnancy confirmation can be stressful and emotional. We offer the following confidential services:
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- Limited OB ultrasounds
- Options information and resources
Common symptoms of pregnancy to watch for include:
- Missed period
- Unusual or abnormal period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent urination
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mood swings and changes
If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take an accurate pregnancy test. Make an appointment with ABC Life Choices for free pregnancy testing. If your test is positive, we offer limited ultrasound to confirm that your pregnancy is viable. Our caring staff is here to provide non-judgmental support and offer you medically accurate information on all your pregnancy options.
How do I get tested?
We welcome walk-ins. You are also welcome to call 907-283-9062 to schedule a confidential appointment.
How accurate is the test?
Our tests are laboratory quality. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. Over-the-counter home pregnancy tests may be less sensitive than those we use.
Will I need an ultrasound?
A urine pregnancy test measures the levels of hCG, which is a hormone that is secreted when you are pregnant. While urine hCG tests are highly accurate, they are not perfect. A limited OB ultrasound may be offered to:
- Confirm a viable pregnancy
- Identify that it is safely located in the uterus
- Assess with more accuracy how far along the pregnancy is
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn't start?
Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone doubles every couple of days during the first three months of pregnancy.
Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?
If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see you health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, our center can provide you referrals.
(1):\Finer LB and Zolna MR, Declines in unintended pregnancy in the United States, 2008–2011, New England Journal of Medicine, 2016, 374(9):843–852, http://nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1506575
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