NURSE ADMINISTERED PREGNANCY TESTING
In Harrisonburg, VA
Pregnancy Testing & Ultrasound
AVA Care of Harrisonburg offers laboratory-quality urine pregnancy tests that are administered by a licensed medical professional. They detect the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone which circulates in a pregnant woman’s body shortly after fertilization. A positive pregnancy test (including those taken at home) suggests a high probability that you are pregnant. However, the result should be confirmed. After a positive pregnancy test,
you will be assessed for eligibility for an ultrasound to confirm and diagnose your pregnancy.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
If you think you might be pregnant, one of the most natural things to do is to start looking for signs of pregnancy. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most common early signs of pregnancy.
TOP 10 SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
1. Late or missed period
2. Nausea and/or vomiting
3. Frequent urination
4. Spotting or cramping
5. Unexplained fatigue
6. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
7. Food cravings or aversions
8. Increased sense of smell
9. Darkening of nipples
10. Sore, swollen, or itchy breasts
Having one or all of these symptoms may be an indicator of a pregnancy1, but does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. Women do occasionally experience an inaccurate pregnancy test or the result may be unclear. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of pregnancy, schedule medical quality pregnancy testing – at no cost to you.
MEDICAL CONSULTATION & ULTRASOUND
We have licensed medical professionals available to address your medical questions and concerns regarding pregnancy and sexual health. If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound will provide important information about your pregnancy and your options.
→ HOW FAR ALONG AM I?
Abortion costs vary depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy and the abortion procedure that you receive. An ultrasound can help to determine fetal development.
→ IS MY PREGNANCY INTRA-UTERINE?
This means the pregnancy is developing in the normal place – in the uterus – and not outside the uterus, which is an ectopic pregnancy and is a medical emergency.
→ IS THERE FETAL CARDIAC ACTIVITY?
This is important because it shows that the pregnancy is viable and there is a heartbeat. If there is no heartbeat, you may be experiencing a miscarriage.
Do I need an ultrasound before an abortion?
An abortion clinic may or may not offer an ultrasound before an abortion, though sometimes they do. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along in pregnancy you are. If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound will provide important information that will tell you more about your options. Abortion costs vary depending on how far along you are and the abortion procedure that you receive. Speak with us today about our free and confidential ultrasound services.
Dr. Teresa Klansek
The content on this page has been reviewed and approved by our Medical Director Dr. Teresa Klansek.