Pregnancy can be an unknown or unclear subject for many women and men. It may not be until you actually become pregnant that you really start thinking about pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you likely have many questions running through your head.

Dakota Hope Clinic is here to help answer those questions and provide you with pregnancy confirmation services, like free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, to help you in your decision-making process. If you’re ready to get answers, schedule your free pregnancy testing appointment today.

How Do You Actually Get Pregnant?

Pregnancy occurs when a male’s sperm meets a female’s egg. Every month, an egg travels through a woman’s fallopian tubes in preparation for possible pregnancy. If semen gets into a woman’s vagina, sperm can find its way to the egg. If a sperm joins with an egg, it is called fertilization. Once an egg is fertilized, it will attach itself to the uterine lining and begin developing into an embryo and then a fetus.

There are plenty of misconceptions floating around the internet and spread through word of mouth on how you get pregnant. The truth is, pregnancy can happen, even when you think you’re being careful. The only way to prevent pregnancy 100 percent is to abstain from sex.

If you have questions about your sexual health or think you might be pregnant, reach out to us today to talk to someone on our staff and schedule your pregnancy testing appointment.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Once an egg has been fertilized and has implanted on the uterine lining, a woman may begin to experience certain symptoms as her pregnancy develops. While the most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period, there are some women who still get their periods while pregnant. Here are some other symptoms often associated with pregnancy:

  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea
  • Aversion to certain foods or smells
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • Tender/swollen breasts
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Light bleeding or cramping

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have missed your period, it’s time to take a pregnancy test. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential pregnancy testing appointment.

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