If you have had unprotected sex, or have missed your period, you might be wondering if you are pregnant. The first thing you may want to do is take a pregnancy test. A pregnancy test is usually a simple urine test that can show you if you are pregnant. The Women’s Clinic of Columbus can perform a free pregnancy test. Our medical personnel read many tests every week, and can help you make sense of your test. Remember we are here to help, and will perform a test at no cost to you.
Keep in mind that, for a test to be correct, it’s best that you wait until after you have missed your period. If you don’t know when to expect your period, you can usually wait 17 days after you’ve had sex for an accurate test reading. You may need to take another pregnancy test if you took your first pregnancy test before your missed period—even if the test said you were not pregnant.