Pregnancy testing should be performed when a woman notices symptoms of pregnancy which include a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness and fatigue. Additionally, some women are required to have pregnancy testing when they will be taking or are currently taking certain medications.
Pregnancy can be diagnosed with urine or blood tests. Urine tests can be performed at home or in the doctor’s office. If you are doing a home pregnancy test, follow the product directions carefully to assure accuracy of the result.
If the pregnancy test is positive you should see a healthcare provider so that pregnancy may be confirmed with clinical testing. Once pregnancy is confirmed, you will have the opportunity to discuss available options so that you may make informed decisions about the pregnancy and prenatal care.
If your pregnancy test is negative and you do not want to become pregnant, you may want to consider learning more about Family Planning Options such as birth control pills, IUDs, barrier methods or abstinence.
If your pregnancy test is negative and you are trying to become pregnant, maintain a healthy diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco and any other substance that may be harmful to fetal development. If you have not already done so, you may want to talk to your primary health care provider about how you can prepare for a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnancy testing does require a small fee, see our Fee Schedule. Fees are subject to change.
Call 920-465-2380 to schedule an appointment with a Registered Nurse.