Don’t get caught worrying about being pregnant before you are sure. A late period is the most common indication, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant. All services are free and confidential.


Common pregnancy symptoms:

  • Late period
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Backaches
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Darkening of the nipples

 

We will provide you with a free, medical grade pregnancy test. You will have the results during your appointment.

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How accurate is the test?

Our tests are laboratory rated. 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. The test is over 99% accurate.

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 2.2 days during the first three months of pregnancy.

If you have concerns about late periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, we can provide you referrals.

Prenatal Development 

The development of a baby is divided into three trimesters and lasts about 40 weeks.  

First Trimester

In weeks 1-11, the mother can have symptoms such as tiredness, upset stomach, and mood swings. The baby’s major organs and body are already starting to form. As early as week 4, the brain and spinal cord are forming. By week 9, the arms, fingers, toes, and nose have begun to develop. At the end of the first trimester, the baby can move their arms and put their hands into a fist. 

Second Trimester

In weeks 12-24, the mother’s morning sickness is most likely gone. The baby forms eyelashes, eyebrows, and fingernails. During the fourth month, the reproductive organs are formed and an ultrasound can show the sex of the baby. The baby becomes more active and can respond to movement and noises. 

Third Trimester 

Week 25 to the end of pregnancy, the mother may have trouble sleeping and will eventually feel contractions. The baby’s organs are fully formed and the lungs will continue to develop until birth. The mother will not feel as much movement due to the tight space. Before birth, the baby will drop into the pelvis and turn to be head down.

 

Sources:

Fetal development: Month-By-Month stages of pregnancy. Cleveland Clinic. (n.d.). https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/7247-fetal-development-stages-of-growth. 

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2020, November 13). Pregnancy week by week In-Depth. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/hlv-20049471

Stages of Pregnancy. Womenshealth.gov. (2019, April 18). https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/youre-pregnant-now-what/stages-pregnancy.