When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you’re trying to become pregnant or you’re worried that you might have an unintended pregnancy, your first step is to purchase a home pregnancy test. Some brands of pregnancy tests can detect a pregnancy sooner than others. In general, gynecologists recommend taking a pregnancy​​​​ on the day that your period ordinarily would have begun.

You can hear more about pregnancy testing by listening to the nurse in this featured video. She explains what you should do to avoid false negatives. You’ll also learn what to do if you get a negative result, but are concerned about your history of irregular periods.

If you think you might be pregnant and you’re looking for a gynecologist near Washington, D.C., you can turn to the caring providers of Washington Surgi-Clinic. Call us at (202) 659-9403 or check out our website to look up our other gynecology services, which include morning after pills.