It’s easy to go into panic mode when your period doesn’t arrive on time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re pregnant. There are other signs and symptoms your body will give you if a pregnancy has begun. And, you can take a test to determine whether you are truly pregnant. The following are answers to frequently asked questions about symptoms of pregnancy and pregnancy testing:

What are the symptoms of pregnancy?

One sign of pregnancy is a late or missed period. However, there are other symptoms of pregnancy you may experience such as:

  • Backaches
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Frequent urination
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Tender or swollen breasts

You don’t have to have all these symptoms to prove pregnancy, but these are very common. The best way to discover if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

How does a pregnancy test work?

The most common pregnancy test is done through a urine sample. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body produces a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), and this hormone can be found in urine. If you choose to have a pregnancy test done at Women’s Clinic of Atlanta, you will leave a urine sample for one of our medically-certified team members to test.

Where can I go to have a pregnancy test done?

Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers pregnancy tests at no-charge. We provide lab-certified pregnancy tests in a welcoming, judgement-free environment. We will reveal the results of your pregnancy test to you, without others in the room, to respect your privacy. If you wish, you can invite your family member or friend who accompanied you to join you in the room after we’ve spoken with you about your results.

If you’re asking yourself, “Am I pregnant?”, your uncertainty or worry can be overwhelming. Our team would be honored to help you through this time and answer all your questions. Simply call or text us at 678-764-0857 to schedule an appointment.