Frequently Asked Questions
If you think you might be pregnant or just got a positive pregnancy test you probably have lots of questions. Our trained counselors at Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center can help you find the answers you are looking for. Call 517-484-1882 or text 517-618-1753 today to speak to someone.
Below are some of the common questions that we are asked.
Am I Pregnant?
Anyone who has had sex has a chance of being pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms to look for are a missed period, tiredness, nausea or vomiting, breast tenderness, frequent urination, food cravings or aversions, dizziness, and mood swings. We offer free, walk-in pregnancy tests and meet with you to go over the immediate results.
Is it possible to get a false negative or false positive pregnancy test?
- Getting a false positive (this is rare) (Mayo Clinic, 2015)
- If you had a miscarriage very early
- If you have an ectopic pregnancy
- If you are taking fertility drugs or other medications that contain HcG
- Getting a false negative (this is more likely than false positive) (Mayo Clinic, 2015)
- If you take a pregnancy test too early
- If you check the results of the test too soon
- If your urine is too diluted
How can I find out how far along I am?
We date the pregnancy by starting at the first day of your last period. So if you started your period 5 weeks and 3 days ago, your gestational age is 5 weeks 3 days. If you have irregular periods or you don’t remember when you had your last period it is best to date the pregnancy through ultrasound.
If I'm under 18 do I need parent's permission to take a pregnancy test or get an ultrasound?
You do not need your parent’s permission to take a pregnancy test or to get an ultrasound. All of our services are completely confidential. This means that we will not tell anyone, not even your parents, anything about your visit to Shared Pregnancy.
If I choose to have an abortion how will I know what type I will need?
The type of abortion you need depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy. The most accurate way to date the pregnancy is through ultrasound. Call us at 517-484-1882 or text 517-618-1753 to schedule your FREE ultrasound and options counseling appointment.
Getting pregnant. (2015, December 2). Retrieved November 08, 2016, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/home-pregnancy-tests/art-20047940?pg=2