I still remember the day that I found out I was pregnant with my first. I had grabbed a pregnancy test on the way to work a night shift and I filled myself with water the entire night, just to ensure I had enough of a sample to give. Right before the end of my shift, I used my clear blue stick and it turned instantly.
I panicked. I had no idea where I was supposed to start. I kept thinking that my ovarian cysts may be causing a false positive. I immediately got into the car and drove to Planned Parenthood thinking they would have more answers. When I got there, they informed me that they run the same test as clear blue. They don’t sample blood and don’t offer an ultrasound especially if you have insurance. They tried to tell me that their pee test would cost me 500 dollars so I left.
After thinking for a while, I realized the steps I needed to take.
What do you do once you have a positive pregnancy test?
- Do not panic! Answers will come soon enough!
- Call an OB doctor that you trust and let them know you have a positive pregnancy test, depending on the doctor, they may order a blood test or an ultrasound.
- Once they receive a positive pregnancy result, they will work with you to come up with a plan.
When I thought I was pregnant with my second, I took my pregnancy test and when it came back as positive, I immediately called my doctor and let them know. I had an ultrasound scheduled for a week out and sure enough here we are 18 weeks into the new journey!
Have you had any experiences with finding out that you were pregnant, that you would want new moms to know?