AM I PREGNANT?
A pregnancy test can give you piece of mind.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST?
We recommend that a pregnancy test be conducted once the woman has missed the first day of her period. However, the amount of hCG a woman produces varies greatly. Therefore, some women may not have a positive test until 31 days after the first day of her last period.
HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR TESTS?
We recommend that a pregnancy test be conducted once the woman has missed the first day of her period. However, the amount of hCG a woman produces varies greatly. Therefore, some women may not have a positive test until 31 days after the first day of her last period. Our pregnancy tests are one of the most sensitive urine-based tests available, detecting concentrations of hCG as low as 20mIU/ml.
IF MY URINE TEST IS NEGATIVE, SHOULD I GET A BLOOD TEST?
Only under rare circumstances would this be necessary. If a pregnancy is still suspected, another urine specimen should be collected 48 hours later and
tested. If the test is still negative it is recommended that you should consult with a physician.
WHY HAVE AN ULTRASOUND?
Our Medical Center has a Registered Nurse who is trained in Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound. An ultrasound can give you a peace of mind about your pregnancy and give you information that you need.
Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound is used for the following 3 reasons:
To find a pregnancy inside the uterus.
To find a viable pregnancy (heartbeat).
To find a gestational age by taking measurements.
We DO NOT provide a diagnosis of gender or abnormalities.
If you are pregnant, Life Choices of Central Michigan has specially trained advocates who will sit and talk with you in a private setting and caring environment about all of your options. You have three options to think about: parenting, adoption, and abortion. It is important to take your time, ask all your questions, and think carefully about your decision. Only you can decide which option is right for you.
REFERRALS & RESOURCES
Life Choices of Central Michigan will provide a list of OB/GYN’s for Isabella, Gratiot and Midland Counties.
Life Choices will also provide a list of Central Michigan area business and service organizations that are here to serve you for financial support, housing, child care, employment and parenting education.