Am I really pregnant?
Late period, sore breasts, odd tastes in your mouth – there are a lot of signs and symptoms that may suggest you might be in the early days of pregnancy. You may notice the early pregnancy symptoms and signs as little as within one week of conception. Most early pregnancy symptoms occur within the first four weeks and first signs of pregnancy may include some of the these listed below.
Typical Pregnancy Symptoms are:
- Appetite change
- Frequent Urination
- Vomiting/ Morning Sickness
- No Period
- Swollen/Sore Breasts
- Weight loss
The pregnancy tests you purchase over the counter at any drug store are usually very accurate. A false negative result from a UPT (urine pregnancy test) means that, even though the UPT shows that you are NOT pregnant, you actually ARE. A false positive result from a UPT means that, even though it shows that you ARE pregnant, you actually ARE NOT. This is an extremely rare occurrence. There are only a few unusual circumstances in which this can occur.
Generally speaking, UPTs are accurate about 99% of the time. That means out of every 100 women, one woman is likely to obtain an incorrect result. This is typically due to human error and not the test itself. The pregnancy hormone (hCG), the hormone a UPT screens for, takes time to build up to levels that the test can detect. Thus, false negatives are common when you have a UTP performed too early. The best way you can know for sure is to be tested by a medical professional. You will need a signed pregnancy verification from a medical clinic to proceed with any medical care related to pregnancy. You will also need a pregnancy verification to apply for Medi-Cal. Pregnancy Care Clinic provides these services free of charge.