How Do I Know If I Am Pregnant?
Are you experiencing pregnancy symptoms, and want to get tested?
Wondering whether or not you may be pregnant can bring feelings of dread, anxiety, stress or excitement, and we know that being pregnant isn’t always in your plan. If you’re considering your options, click here for more information.
The most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy include:
- Missed period
- Unusual or abnormal period
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Breast tenderness
- Frequent urination
- Mood swings/changes
To verify your pregnancy, it’s important to get a lab-quality pregnancy urine (hCG) test. A urine pregnancy test measures the levels of hCG, which is a hormone that is secreted when you are pregnant.
Choices Medical Services clinics in Joplin and Carthage can provide lab-quality testing by qualified healthcare professionals at no cost to you. Click here for more information on scheduling an appointment today.
While urine hCG tests are highly accurate, they aren’t perfect. A limited OB ultrasound may be offered:
- to confirm a viable pregnancy,
- identify that it is safely located in the uterus, and
- assess with more accuracy how far along the pregnancy is.
Choices Medical Services clinics can offer a limited OB ultrasound to give you the important medical information you need. To schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test, and possible ultrasound, at one of our clinics, click here.
An hCG blood draw may be necessary if the ultrasound is inconclusive.
At Choices Medical Services clinics, there are doctors who specialize in Women’s Health who can provide an exam and consultation regarding your pregnancy healthcare issues. To find out more about making an appointment or to speak to a healthcare professional, click here.
For a more in-depth review on pregnancy confirmation, early ultrasounds and hCG levels, click here to read an article by Dr. Chris Roberts, M.D. who has 18 years of experience as the Medical Director at Choices Medical Services.