Am I Pregnant?
Thinking you might be pregnant – especially when you weren’t expecting it – can be overwhelming. At Caris, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of women who are unexpectedly pregnant. The first step is to figure out if you are actually pregnant, which is why we offer free pregnancy tests. If you think you might be pregnant, contact us or come in to one of our locations and we can help you figure it out.
There are a lot of reasons you might think you are pregnant. Typically, the most common sign of a pregnancy is a missed period. However, many women are concerned about being pregnant because they had unprotected sex or because they are having physical symptoms such as nausea, a change in appetite, or unusual fatigue. Some women have taken a positive home pregnancy test at home and want to confirm with another pregnancy test.
Any time you have sex there is a possibility of getting pregnant. Even if you were on birth control, or used some form of protection, it is possible that you could be pregnant. If you have missed your period it’s probably time to take a pregnancy test since this is the best and easiest way to find out whether or not you are pregnant.
Caris offers free urine pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate 2 weeks after a missed period. The urine tests we provide are obtained through a medical distributor and are similar to the pregnancy test you would receive at your doctor’s office.
Your counselor will give you the results of your tests immediately, so you won’t have to wait to find out if you are pregnant. Once you have your results, your counselor will sit and talk with you and answer any questions you might have. Learn more about how our counselors can help you.
It is possible to have a negative pregnancy test even if you are pregnant. The most common reason for this is taking the test too early when your hormone levels aren’t high enough for the test to pick up on them. If your test results are negative and it has been less than two weeks since your missed period, you counselor will recommend that you come back for a second test after the two-week mark. If your second pregnancy test is negative and you are still concerned that you may be pregnant, your counselor will recommend that you see a doctor for a blood test. A blood test is the most accurate test to determine pregnancy. If you do not already have a doctor, your counselor can refer you to a reputable medical provider.
A Caris counselor will be happy to meet with you and perform a free pregnancy test. She can help you sort through your feelings about a potential pregnancy. Caris provides a safe and confidential place for you receive your pregnancy test result and to gain further support from our trained professional counselors as you process your next steps.
If you have questions, or just want to talk to someone our counselors are available. Please contact us.
Are you concerned that you might be pregnant? Here are answers from our counselors to some of the most common questions asked by the women we see at Caris: