Pregnancy Confirmation

What is a medical verification of pregnancy?
Pregnancy confirmation with an authorized health care provider is the best way to know for sure.
A pregnancy can be confirmed through various methods. At Women’s Care Clinic, we can provide a safe, confidential, and free pregnancy test to deliver a medical verification of pregnancy. Our clinic typically verifies a pregnancy through a medical grade pregnancy test and ultrasound, as this ensures accurate results.

When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
Pregnancy tests are most accurate a few days after a missed period, as hCG levels increase with time in early pregnancy. If you suspect you may be pregnant, or if you have concerns about your pregnancy, please contact us to schedule a free and confidential appointment.

The most common and reliable ways to confirm a pregnancy include:

Home Pregnancy Test (HPT):

Home pregnancy tests are readily available over-the-counter at most drugstores. These tests detect the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. To use a home pregnancy test, follow the instructions provided in the package, which typically involve collecting a urine sample and applying it to the test strip. These tests are convenient and can provide accurate results as early as a few days after a missed period.

Transvaginal Ultrasound:

In some cases, a transvaginal ultrasound may be used to confirm pregnancy, especially in the early stages. This method allows the healthcare provider to visualize the gestational sac and embryo inside the uterus.  

Urine Sample at a Healthcare Provider:

If you visit a healthcare provider, they may conduct a urine pregnancy test similar to home pregnancy tests but with a more sensitive test or equipment for confirmation. This is also an effective way to obtain a medical verification of pregnancy.  

Physical Examination and Medical History:

A healthcare provider may also rely on a physical examination and medical history to assess the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, such as changes in breast size, tenderness, and missed periods.

It’s important to note that false-positive and false-negative results can occur, so it’s recommended to confirm the results with a healthcare provider if there is uncertainty or if you receive a positive result from a home pregnancy test. If you have questions, please contact us to schedule a confidential and free appointment.