In addition to a missed period, the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:
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Our medical staff will provide you with a urine pregnancy test. Here's how urine pregnancy tests work:
Soon after a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of a woman’s uterus, a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced and released into the body. It usually happens (but not always) about six days after fertilization, according to Web MD. If you’re pregnant, the levels of hCG continue to grow, doubling every two to three days. A pregnancy test samples your blood or urine to see if it contains any hCG — commonly known as the pregnancy hormone.
An ultrasound can be used for a variety of reasons during pregnancy. At Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center we provide limited ultrasounds under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician to confirm pregnancy. A limited ultrasound may be done to:
In order to get a clear image of the fetus and your reproductive organs in the earlier part of the pregnancy, you may need to have a full bladder during your ultrasound. You should drink two to three eight-ounce glasses of water one hour before your scheduled ultrasound. You should not urinate before your ultrasound, so you arrive at your appointment with a full bladder.
To perform a pregnancy ultrasound, you will be instructed to lie down on an examination table or bed. An ultrasound technician will apply a special gel to your abdomen and pelvic area. This gel is water-based, so it should not leave marks on your clothes or skin. This gel helps the sound waves to travel properly.
Next, the technician will place a small wand, called a transducer, onto your belly. The technician will move the transducer to capture black and white images onto the ultrasound screen. They may also take measurements of the image on the screen. The technician may ask you to move or to hold your breath while capturing images.
A transvaginal ultrasound may be done to produce a clearer image. This is more likely to be used during the early stages of pregnancy, when capturing a clear image may be more difficult. For this test, a small ultrasound probe will be inserted into the vagina. The probe will rest against the back of your vagina while the images are captured.
The technician will check to see if the necessary images have been captured and are clear. The gel will then be wiped off and you will be able to empty your bladder.
Yes. We understand that some experience a sense of grief after having an abortion. Our post abortive peer counseling can be a one-on-one session or we also have group sessions available. Please contact our client services director for more information.
Yes! It is the policy of Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center, to provide essential services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. All services provided are free of charge.
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El Dorado, AR
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