Have you missed your period and aren’t sure if your symptoms are related to your period coming late or from an unexpected pregnancy? Are you upset about the possibility of being pregnant and considering abortion if you are?
Willowbrook Women’s Center is here to provide the answers you deserve. The first step is to make a pre-abortion screening appointment to make sure you’re actually pregnant with a viable pregnancy. We offer lab-quality pregnancy testing performed by licensed healthcare providers.
If we determine that you have a viable pregnancy, we will provide you will unbiased information about all your options, so you are equipped to make a confident decision that’s best for you.
Make an appointment today for a confidential pregnancy test.
Whether you’ve had sex only once or you’re sexually active, it’s possible to become pregnant —even if you’re using contraception.
You typically ovulate around week two of your menstrual cycle. If sperm reaches the egg released at ovulation, conception occurs, which triggers pregnancy hormones even before you have missed your period. Some women start to notice pregnancy symptoms shortly after conception, leaving you anxious for answers and wondering if you’re pregnant or having premenstrual symptoms (PMS).
Pregnancy symptoms include:
- Missed Period: Approximately two weeks after conception, you typically will miss your period.
- Spotting: Some women experience spotting when the fertilized egg implants into the uterus. This spotting is light bleeding that can be mistaken for a period and is called implantation bleeding.
- Cramps: It’s not uncommon to feel like your period will start any minute because of period-like cramping you might experience in early pregnancy.
- Breast Changes: After conception, your estrogen levels rise, which can cause your breasts to swell and feel sore and tingly. You might also notice the areola (dark area of the nipples) becoming larger and darker.
- Fatigue/Tiredness: Your body is working hard, and increasing progesterone levels can leave you feeling exhausted, particularly in early pregnancy.
- Nausea/Morning Sickness: Four out of five women experience nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Researchers are still unclear about why nausea is such a common pregnancy symptom.
- Sensitivity to smell: As estrogen levels rise, you might notice that certain smells that didn’t affect you before bother you now.
- Bloating and Constipation: Progesterone produced in pregnancy can slow your intestinal tract down, leading to constipation and bloating.
- Frequent Urination: You might notice the need to pee more often than usual as your kidneys adapt to sustain a pregnancy.
Am I pregnant, or am I getting my period? At Willowbrook Women’s Center, we understand how worried you can feel as you try to figure it out.
We provide accurate and confidential pregnancy testing that you can trust.
We Can Help
If you have missed a period and think you might be pregnant, contact Willowbrook Women’s Center to schedule a confidential, lab-quality pregnancy test. Even if your test is negative, we’re happy to give you peace of mind.
If you feel overwhelmed because you’ve had a positive home pregnancy test, you need a safe place to discuss your options. We can be that safe place.