Are you experiencing early pregnancy symptoms? The first step to confirming your suspicions is by taking a pregnancy test. Options for Women provides lab-quality pregnancy testing administered by a registered nurse. This is conducted at no cost for women who think they may be pregnant. If your pregnancy test is positive, you may be eligible for a subsequent ultrasound performed by a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and reviewed by one of our physicians. We are here to be your first step in gathering information and supporting you through this process.
Pregnancy testing can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. You will meet a patient advocate for a confidential intake. Then, you will take a urine-based pregnancy test, and consult with a registered nurse to review your results, discuss your health history and go over medical information on the pregnancy options you are considering.
Implantation in the uterine lining triggers a hormone called hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to be produced by placental tissue. HCG is the hormone that is detected through a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are most accurate if you wait until after your first missed period to take it.
Our pregnancy tests are 99 percent accurate if you have missed your period, but certain factors can affect the results. You may also request an ultrasound for pregnancy verification.
If you think you may be pregnant, don’t wait. The earlier you know your results, the more time you have to gather information and make an informed decision about your next steps. Our registered nurse can walk you through medical information on your options and any medical questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your pregnancy testing appointment.
After a positive pregnancy test, your next step is to have an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy is viable and determine exactly how far along you are. Options for Women offers confidential ultrasounds at no cost to you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
This information is intended for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional counseling and/or medical advice.