Think you could be pregnant after having unprotected sex? We understand the fears you may be facing right now. You are not alone. At Real Choices, we offer pregnancy verification services and support so you can get the answers you need to move forward.
Common Signs of Pregnancy
Every woman is different, but these are the most common signs of early pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic including:
- A missed period
- Sore or swollen breasts
- Increased urination
- Nausea (with or without vomiting)
You can miss your period for many reasons — some are physical, others are emotional. Some physical reasons include a major change in diet or exercise or a thyroid condition. Some medications can also affect your menstrual cycle. You can also miss your period if you are under a great deal of stress or are feeling anxious, depressed, or worried.
Take a Pregnancy Test
While home pregnancy tests are very accurate (when performed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines), they can also be very costly. Our medical staff offers free pregnancy tests that can give you a sure answer.
There is a chance your home pregnancy test results were false if you took it at the wrong time. The best time for a pregnancy test is at least one week after your missed period.
The only way to get all the details of your pregnancy is through an ultrasound. It will confirm how far along you are, the location of your pregnancy, viability, and alert you to any possible pregnancy complications. We offer free ultrasounds so you can take your next step of pregnancy verification.
An Ectopic or Tubal Pregnancy
An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fertilized egg becomes implanted outside of the uterus instead of in the wall of the uterus. About 1 in 100 pregnancies will begin growing outside of the normal place, and most commonly occurs in women between the ages of 20 and 29.
Ectopic pregnancies are almost always found in one of the fallopian tubes (called a “tubal” pregnancy), but can also occur in the abdominal cavity, ovary, or cervical uteri. Women who have had an abortion, a sexually transmitted disease, narrow tubes, tumors in their pelvic organs, or endometriosis are at greater risk of having an ectopic pregnancy than other women.
If you suspect that you have an ectopic or tubal pregnancy, see a doctor immediately. 1
1. https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/ectopic-pregnancy#:~:text=An%20ectopic%20pregn ancy%20occurs%20when,can%20cause%20major%20internal%20bleeding.
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