If you’re concerned that you are pregnant, it’s important to be certain before making any decisions or taking any action. While a late or missed period is the most common indication, it does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. Learn about common pregnancy symptoms here.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms:
- Late period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent urination
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions
- Darkening of the area around the nipples
Our Free Services
If you are experiencing any pregnancy symptoms, a trained member of the Lighthouse PRC staff can provide you with a free, lab-quality pregnancy test. If your test result is positive, we can offer you an ultrasound exam – at no charge – to medically confirm your pregnancy. It is important to determine whether you have a viable pregnancy before making any decisions. Contact us to take advantage of these important services.
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is the pregnancy test?
Our tests are 99% accurate. It is a screening test for the presence of hCG hormone in your urine, which detects pregnancy as early as one day after your missed period.
Why do I need an ultrasound exam?
If you receive a positive pregnancy test result at our center, we normally recommend a limited obstetric ultrasound exam to medically confirm and date your pregnancy. We offer that service, free of charge, at all of our centers. You may also contact your physician to have the exam performed.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn’t start?
Yes, you may schedule a repeat test approximately one week later. The hCG hormone doubles every 2 days during the first three months of pregnancy and can become easier to detect. You may want to consider an appointment earlier in the day, when concentrations of hCG are higher.
What/Who do I need to bring to my appointment?
Just yourself. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you. For your privacy and that of others, we typically ask guests to remain in our comfortable reception area during your confidential appointment. If you choose, your guest may join you later, or he/she may speak with another staff member privately to have any questions answered. Our support services related to unplanned pregnancy are available, at no cost, to your partner or family members.