You Had Unprotected Sex. Should You Take a Pregnancy Test?

Should You Take A Pregnancy Test?

Pregnancy can occur even when you have had protected sex, but if you have had unprotected sex, you may be asking yourself, “Should I take a pregnancy test?” If you have had unprotected sex, it is important to take an official pregnancy test. Taking a pregnancy test will either rule out or confirm pregnancy. Even when you are careful, pregnancy can occur. If you are wondering which pregnancy test is most accurate in determining pregnancy, read our recent blog post “Which Home Pregnancy Tests Are Most Accurate.”

When Should You Purchase a Test?

Before purchasing a test, understand that pregnancy does not happen over night. To learn more about the factors that determine pregnancy, read our post “How Soon After Sex Can You Get Pregnant? What You Should Know” One of the most common indicators of pregnancy is a missed period. It will take at least one week for your body to start producing enough of the hormone hCG to be detectable by a pregnancy test. Once an egg has been fertilized, it will travel down one of the Fallopian tubes and implant in the uterus. hCG will be released by the body only after implantation occurs. Waiting a sufficient amount of time to take a pregnancy test will reduce the risk of a false positive or false negative result.

It is normal to experience anxiety if you think you might be pregnant. Avail NYC offers free pregnancy tests for women who may be facing an unexpected pregnancy. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Many questions arise with a possible pregnancy; let us help answer your questions.