When is the Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?

The best time to take a pregnancy test is after you’ve missed a period. The most accurate time to take a test is 7-14 days after your missed period. Pregnancy tests measure a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropi, better known as HCG. HCG levels are present in a woman’s body when she becomes pregnant, and they are supposed to rise steadily throughout the first couple months of pregnancy. Taking a pregnancy test too early can result in unreliable results as the HCG levels may not have risen high enough yet for the test to detect the pregnancy.

If you had a negative pregnancy test, but you still have not had your period, you may have taken the test too early. Try taking another test a week after your first negative results.

Some women have irregular cycles, which can also make it difficult to tell if a period was missed.

Other signs of pregnancy are:

    • Breast tenderness
    • Nausea
    • Cramps
    • Spotting
    • Fatigue

Whether you’ve just had unprotected sex and need to discuss your fears surrounding an unplanned pregnancy, or you are ready to take a pregnancy test, we are here to listen to you, support you, and help you. We offer free, lab-grade pregnancy tests! We do not require insurance and all of our services are free confidential!

If you need someone to talk to more about this, or you’d like more information about who we are and what we do, contact us at the number below. We are here for you! We are here to listen to you without any judgement and to offer you confidential support.

Call or text us at 607-205-8506

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