When is the right time to call and get a pregnancy test? What symptoms should you be looking for?
The most important sign is that you have missed your period. In most women, this means they are far enough along for a pregnancy test to be accurate. Before that time, even if other symptoms occur, the test will most likely not produce accurate results.
What are some of the other symptoms of early pregnancy? The most common are: feeling queasy (or even outright sick) either first thing in the morning or all day, breast tenderness, frequent urination, feeling more tired than normal, being light-headed or dizzy, and craving certain foods.
While it is true that some women have a little bleeding well into their pregnancy, this is rare. Spotting in early pregnancy is not uncommon, but a full, heavy period is. The female body is built to keep the uterine lining once the pregnancy has begun. The menstrual period is what happens when that lining is sloughed off each month when it is not needed.
If you have missed a period, please call our helpline at 402-397-0600 to set up an appointment for a free pregnancy test at either of our Omaha locations. If the results are positive we offer you a free ultrasound as well.
Assure Women’s Center: Your Best First Step If You Think You Might Be Pregnant!