I think I may be pregnant …now what?
Common pregnancy symptoms include a missed period with or without appetite change, nausea, dizziness, swollen or sore breasts, frequent urination, and being frequently tired.
Our urine tests are considerably more accurate than many home tests and can detect pregnancy as early as 7 days after conception. Because low hCG levels in very early pregnancy can result in a false negative, we recommend that you retake a urine pregnancy test at 31 days after the first day of your last period if you originally had a negative result.
Early Pregnancy Loss (EPL) is the loss of a very early pregnancy (fertilized egg fails to implant or implants but later rejected). EPL can lead to a positive urine test initially and, later, a negative urine test. A positive urine pregnancy test followed by a limited obstetrical ultrasound is the most accurate means to confirm a viable pregnancy and to determine how far along you are.
How do I get an ultrasound?
We give referrals for onsite pregnancy tests and limited obstetrical ultrasounds. They are under the direction of Dr. Larry Brunel and performed by medically-trained registered nurses trained in sonography. An ultrasound can be scheduled by calling (209) 536-9262.
What does it cost for a pregnancy test or an ultrasound?
All of our services are offered free. We will not ask for your health insurance or MediCal information. Just call for an appointment (209) 536-9262 or walk-in to check on nurse appointment availability for that day.