Pregnancy Testing

Do you think that you may be pregnant?

Have you missed a period?

Have you had unprotected intercourse?

Did you miss taking your birth control?

 

IF YES……You may need a pregnancy test.

Pregnancy tests can be performed at the Student Health Center through blood or urine. You can also buy the tests from the pharmacy to take at home.

When taking a home test, it’s best to take it in the morning when you first wake up to urinate so that the hormone in the urine is at its strongest for the test to detect a pregnancy. Follow the directions on the box to complete the test accurately. If your test is positive and you need guidance, follow up with the Student Health Center as soon as possible.

If you are unsure if the test is positive or negative, or if you just want a second opinion, you are welcome to have the test completed at Student Health Services. Blood tests will take about an hour to complete, so be prepared to wait. If taking a urine pregnancy test, you will be expected to provide a urine sample, so drink liquids before coming to your appointment.

 

Signs and Symptoms of early pregnancy:

  • Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms)
  • Tender breasts
  • Skipped or late menstrual cycle
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional changes

 

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