The only thing more stressful than thinking you are pregnant is having to wait several weeks to know for sure. Over-the-counter pregnancy testing kits are unreliable if used before a period is missed. That can mean weeks of agonizing over whether you are or are not pregnant. When a pregnancy is unplanned, you want to know as soon as possible so you can begin exploring your pregnancy options.
At our pregnancy help center, you do not have to wait for a missed period to confirm whether you are pregnant. We offer free pregnancy testing at all of our centers in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Rio Rancho, or Los Lunas. Our pregnancy centers use a pregnancy testing method that measures the level of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in your urine. Known as the “pregnancy hormone,” hCG is normally only produced during pregnancy. Over the counter pregnancy tests also measure hCG in your urine but are not hospital-grade quality and may not be able to detect pregnancy as early as our testing. Our free pregnancy testing can detect hCG within three weeks after your last period. Results are available within 3 to 5 minutes.
Pregnancy begins when the male’s sperm fertilizes or joins with the female’s ovum (egg). The average pregnancy lasts 38-42 weeks. It is divided into three trimesters: 1-12 weeks; 13-26 weeks; and 26 weeks until birth.
A woman’s body is designed to send signals that fertilization – pregnancy – has occurred. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy include:
Even if you have one or more of these signs and a home pregnancy test is positive, we advise women to make a follow-up appointment with their medical provider or our pregnancy help center to confirm the pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are not 100 percent accurate. The symptoms listed above could be associated with other conditions. We can schedule a hassle-free appointment for you to confirm the pregnancy.
The best way to verify pregnancy is with a free limited ultrasound at our pregnancy help center in Albuquerque. Our ultrasound technicians use the technology to verify if you are pregnant. Once pregnancy is confirmed, the ultrasound can provide information about the development level of the fetus, which gives us an estimated due date. That information will be helpful to your medical provider as you weigh your pregnancy options.
For more information about pregnancy, visit the American Pregnancy Association.
Our pregnancy help center understands the urgency in confirming a pregnancy so you can begin to explore your pregnancy options. That is why we offer same-day appointments and walk-ins always are welcome. Call us to make your same-day appointment, or simply walk right in and let our front office staff know you would like a confidential and free pregnancy test.
During your appointment, the first thing we will do is administer the free pregnancy test. If it is positive for the “pregnancy hormone,” hCG, we provide the option of meeting with one of our client advocates to discuss your pregnancy options. Clients also have the option of scheduling a free ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and help determine how far along they are in the pregnancy.
Each appointment can take between 30 to 60 minutes. The exact length depends on the services requested. Administering a free pregnancy test that is negative and requires no further counseling or services can be over more quickly. Our pregnancy help center protects your confidentiality during every stage of your visit. All services are administered in a private room under the guidance of one of our trained client advocates. You are welcome to come alone or bring a friend or partner with you for the appointment.
Contact us to schedule your initial consultation or show up at one of our pregnancy help centers in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Edgewood, or Rio Rancho during our regular business hours.
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