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The HOPE Center Blog: pregnancy testing

Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

For women who have experienced the onset of pregnancy symptoms like nausea/vomiting, exhaustion, and a missed period, it is hard to imagine not knowing you are pregnant.  However, there are stories of women not realizing they are pregnant until they have entered into their third trimester, or until they are in labor! So how does […]

Why Should I have an Ultrasound before an Abortion?

It’s understandable to think, “Why would I need an ultrasound?  I’ve made up my mind to have an abortion.” Most OB-GYN doctors report that an ultrasound is a vital next step before going through with an abortion procedure, and can be lifesaving to a woman presenting with a positive pregnancy test.   According to the […]

Can My Negative Pregnancy Test Be Wrong?

In short, yes. It is possible for you to receive a negative result from a home pregnancy test when you’re actually pregnant. You might have a false negative if you: Check results too soon. There are different instructions on every home pregnancy test. Be sure to wait the allotted time on the package. Use diluted […]

Blood Test vs. Urine Test

In the realm of pregnancy tests there are two big players: blood tests and urine tests. If you’re wondering which one is right for you, we’re here to help! In this blog we’ll share some of the similarities and the differences between the two types of tests in order for you to determine which one […]

6 Important Reasons to have a Medical Professional Administer Your Pregnancy Test

You might be wondering why we talk so much about scheduling a pregnancy test with one of our trained professionals. Yes, you can buy a pregnancy test at many stores. Yes, you can take them at home or at school in privacy. However, there are several reasons that having a test administered at The HOPE […]

Why a Positive At Home Pregnancy Test Isn’t Enough

If you’ve seen any number of TV Shows or movies that feature a pregnant character, you know this scenario all too well: A nervous woman paces and picks up a pregnancy test off the counter, reads the results and almost instantly experiences a life change. While being pregnant certainly is life changing, determining pregnancy in […]

Answers To Your Home Pregnancy Test Questions

If you have a suspicion that you may be pregnant, your knee-jerk reaction is likely to go to your local store and pick up a home pregnancy test. That’s a great place to start. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions regarding an at home test: How soon can I take a pregnancy […]

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