How Do I Know if I Am Pregnant?

The symptoms of pregnancy vary from person to person, and may also feel very similar to the symptoms associated with regular monthly periods or other health conditions. For this reason, we highly recommend you receive a medical quality pregnancy test for the utmost accuracy. At Hands of Hope, we offer these pregnancy tests free of charge. They are 99% accurate one day after a missed period.

Aside from taking a pregnancy test, other signs you may be pregnant include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Missed Periods
  • Tender and Sore Breasts
  • Light Bleeding and Spotting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent Urination
  • Dizziness
  • Heartburn
  • Mood Swings
  • Headaches
  • Food Cravings or Aversions

Free Ultrasound Testing

After testing positive for pregnancy, an important next step is to have an ultrasound. An ultrasound will accurately determine a couple of things. First, this test will confirm that you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy, meaning that your doctor can both detect a heartbeat and verify the fetus is growing in your uterus. An ultrasound also determines gestation period, or how far along your baby is in the development process. With this information, you will have the tools necessary to make the most educated decision about where you go from here.

Our team understands you need answers, without having to contend with the stress of finances. Please contact us to make an appointment for an ultrasound, free of charge. Free limited first trimester ultrasounds are available for women who have had a positive pregnancy test at Hands of Hope. Hands of Hope strives to honor all requests. Due to demand, availability can be limited.

What Do I Do Next?

After you take a pregnancy test and have a free ultrasound, you may need to make some important and difficult decisions. Our staff offers counseling for women who have questions and want an expert they can talk to confidentially. We can help you find the strength and clarity to make the best decision possible. Please click here for a complete list of our services. Or, visit our Contact Us page to schedule your free appointment.