How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

You may feel pressured to take a pregnancy test right away, but for the most accurate results, take a pregnancy test at least one week after your missed period.

Waiting a bit longer will allow your body to produce a detectable amount of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a pregnancy hormone. Follow up with a lab-quality pregnancy test at our center to be sure of your pregnancy test results.

What Are the Risks of Abortion?

There are risks to both medical and surgical abortion procedures. According to Medline Plus, common risks of surgical abortion include:

  • Damage to the womb or cervix
  • Uterine perforation 
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Scarring of the inside of the uterus

The Mayo Clinic shares common risks of medication abortion, including:

  • Incomplete abortion (which may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea  
  • Fever
  • Infection

What Are Common Pregnancy Symptoms?

Did you miss a period? If a missed period is a normal occurrence for you, you may wonder if you’re pregnant. Here are symptoms other than a missed period that can present early in pregnancy…

  • Morning sickness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Smell sensitivity 
  • Frequent urination
  • Sore breasts

Are All Your Services Free?

At Caring for Women, all of our services and support are completely free! We know this time can be stressful, and we hope our support helps you gain the clarity and confidence you need in your pregnancy journey. Reach out if you have any other questions about what we offer.

Is Adoption Right for Me?

While only you truly know the answer to this, we can help fully inform you about this option. Some people never consider this option out of fear or misconceptions, but adoption is a great possibility if abortion and parenting are not options you have in mind. Though it’s not an easy journey, there are multiple adoption plans to choose from that better fit your lifestyle.