Are you feeling overwhelmed? Your period is late and you’re wondering if you are pregnant. A late period is one of the first signs of pregnancy, but believe it or not, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are. Come to Women’s Clinics Maryland for free and confidential pregnancy testing and let’s find out.
You may not be pregnant
Even if your period is late, there is a chance you might not be pregnant, especially if your periods are irregular. Other issues like stress, hormonal changes, and rapid weight gain or loss can also be reasons for a change in your menstrual cycle.
It is even possible you are experiencing a natural miscarriage. The Mayo Clinic suggests that as many as 1 in 4 known pregnancies end in a miscarriage. You might experience certain symptoms for days afterwards.
Early pregnancy signs
Every woman experiences pregnancy differently. The following is a list of some of the more common early pregnancy symptoms you may have during the first couple of weeks.
- A late or missed period
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Increased urination
- Feeling sick to your stomach (Morning Sickness) and possible vomiting
- Aversion to certain foods
- Light bleeding or spotting
Your next step
Unfortunately, many of the above signs aren’t unique to pregnancy. The best way to find out for sure is to take a free and confidential pregnancy test at the Women’s Clinics Maryland.
You may have already taken an at-home pregnancy test. Regardless of the results, you will still want to take a medical-grade pregnancy test from us. Often, women take an over-the-counter test too early or they don’t read the instructions completely. To get the most accurate test result possible, let our experienced team assist you.
If it’s positive, and you are considering abortion, your next step will be to receive an ultrasound. It’s free so you have nothing to lose!
Once you have the information you need from a pregnancy test and an ultrasound, it’s time to talk about your options. Yes, you have options. Abortion is not your only choice.
Take the time to meet with one of our counselors and discuss the options in front of you. We’re not going to tell you what to do. We just want to be a trusted place where you can talk, share your concerns, and get the answers you need. To us, you are more than a number. You are important and valued. Let us tell you why!
Women’s Clinics Maryland neither performs nor refers for abortion.