If you have recently taken a pregnancy test or missed a period, you might be worried about an unplanned pregnancy. At the Cortland and Ithaca Pregnancy Centers you won't receive any pressure-just caring advice. We operate as a relational organization that leads with love, compassion, and preference to our clients, community, donors, and staff. Our goal is to help women and couples through pregnancy decisions and to ensure that each person knows they have choices, what those choices are, and that they don’t have to walk through them alone.
Our centers provide a safe, confidential environment where you can get all the information you need to make an informed choice. When all is said and done the choice is yours.
Don't get caught worrying about being pregnant before you are sure. A missed period is the most common indication, but it doesn't necessarily mean you are pregnant.
Common symptoms include:
- Late period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Frequent urination
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions
- Darkening of the nipples
The Cortland and Ithaca Pregnancy Centers will provide you with a free lab-certified pregnancy test. You will have the results during your appointment.
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FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
At the Ithaca and Cortland Pregnancy Centers, we’re not using “dollar store” pregnancy tests. Our high quality, medical grade urine-based pregnancy test has a manufacturer’s accuracy rating of 99%. Our test has a higher sensitivity to the pregnancy hormone (hCG) than many over-the-counter brands. That means you can know sooner, BEFORE your next period is due. Women testing positive for pregnancy may qualify for the NEXT STEP…a FREE, confirmation ultrasound. When you come for your appointment we can determine if you are eligible for an on-site ultrasound referral.
FREE LIMITED CONFIRMATION ULTRASOUND
If you’ve had a positive pregnancy test, a confirmation ultrasound is an important next step. An ultrasound is particularly essential if you are thinking about having an abortion.
Ultrasound can also be helpful in detecting a possible early miscarriage and also an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, which if left unattended, can potentially be life threatening.
An confirmation ultrasound can tell if your pregnancy is:
- viable (alive)
- in the uterus
- how far along you are (gestational age)
How accurate is the test?
Our tests are laboratory rated. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 14 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. The test is over 99% accurate.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn't start?
Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone doubles every 2.2 days during the first three months of pregnancy.
Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?
If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, our centers can provide you referrals.