Pregnancy Services

Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center

Pregnancy Symptoms

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.

Common Symptoms of Pregnancy:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How accurate is the pregnancy test?

Our tests can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period (LMP). The test is more than 99% accurate.

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.