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Pregnancy Testing

Hope Pregnancy Center offers free pregnancy testing in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Tulsa and Southern Oklahoma (Ardmore) to verify your pregnancy.

Pregnancy testing at Hope Pregnancy Centers is:

  • Confidential
  • Free of charge
  • Medical quality, detecting the presence of hcG hormone
  • 98% accurate
  • Available to all women regardless of age, race, religion or any other factor
  • Able to detect pregnancy hormones in urine and sensitive enough to tell if you’re pregnant one day after a missed menses (period)

Hope is here to walk alongside you through this process with free ultrasounds and pregnancy options education.

 

What if my test is positive, what’s my next step?
  • Schedule an OB ultrasound to determine if your pregnancy is viable and date the pregnancy.
  • Empower yourself with accurate information on each of your pregnancy options.
Do You Think You Are Pregnant?

Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Symptoms also vary depending on how long you’ve been pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms at one week are different from pregnancy symptoms at four weeks. Some women experience early signs of pregnancy or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all.

The most common early pregnancy symptom is a missed period. Not everyone notices this, however. The early symptoms of pregnancy can be easy to overlook, especially if you lead an active lifestyle or have missed periods before. Many women skip periods due to other factors, including dietary or lifestyle changes, stress, exercise or illness. However, there are other early pregnancy signs that can help you determine whether you should take a pregnancy test.

Understanding the early signs of pregnancy is important because each symptom may be related to something other than pregnancy. In order to find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are pregnancy related, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis with a pregnancy test and an ultrasound.

Below is a listing of some of the most common pregnancy signs and symptoms. If you have been sexually active and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to take a pregnancy test

Pregnancy Symptoms

Implantation Bleeding
Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping.

Other explanations: actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill (switching brands), infection or abrasion from intercourse.

Delay/Difference in Menstruation
Delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period.

Other explanations: excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill or breast-feeding.

Swollen or Tender Breasts
Swollen or tender breasts are a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore or swollen.

Other explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation (PMS) can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.

Fatigue or Tiredness
Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.

Other explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.

Nausea/Morning Sickness
This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.

Other explanations: Food poisoning, stress or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.

Backache
Lower backache may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.

Other explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems and physical or mental strains.

Headaches
The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.

Other explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, impending menstruation, eye strain or other ailments can be the source of frequent or chronic headaches.

Frequent Urination
Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.

Other explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, increased liquid intake or taking excessive diuretics.

Darkening of Areolas
If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.

Other explanations: Hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.

Food Cravings
While you may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.

Other explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression or impending menstruation.

Schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test. Ultrasounds are scheduled following a positive pregnancy test in one of our centers.

Your Next Step

Have Questions? Please text 405.531.9011 or schedule your appointment.

Services Disclaimer:  Hope Pregnancy Center does not provide abortion services or referrals for abortions.