The Apopka Pregnancy Care Center offers confidential, quality pregnancy tests, for free. These tests are self-administered with the help and guidance of caring staff and volunteers.
Pregnancy tests check for a hormone that is produced by the baby during pregnancy. A positive result, even from those taken at home, only suggests a high probability that you are pregnant. It is important that you confirm all test results with a licensed physician.
What are the signs you should take a pregnancy test?
If you aren’t sure you need to take a test, or you don’t know what signs to look for, you’re not alone. Early pregnancy symptoms can be hard to detect and easy to misinterpret. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you’ve been sexually active and you are noticing any of the following symptoms:
- Missed period
- Unexpected changes to your body such as soreness, headaches, tiredness, breast sensitivity, nausea, or vomiting.
- Unexplained mood changes like irritability, mood swings, or food cravings and aversions.
These are a few of the most common and well-known pregnancy symptoms.
However, most women experience these symptoms differently, and some may have very few of them at all. That’s why it’s very important for you to schedule a pregnancy test when you experience these symptoms.
PREGNANCY TEST CONFIRMATION
If your test is positive, our staff will determine next steps, such as a referral for an ultrasound exam. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and can give an estimate of pregnancy dating. This is valuable information if you’re considering abortion or your pregnancy options. All services are free and confidential.