Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Am Pregnant?

Because every woman is unique, pregnancy symptoms can vary.  Here are some common pregnancy symptoms to look for:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Implantation bleeding or spotting
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue or increased tiredness
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Mild abdominal cramping
  • Mood swings
  • Late or missed period

Your next best step is to make an appointment at Life Light for a free self-administered pregnancy test.


When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

When you become pregnant, your body begins to produce hCG, known as the “pregnancy hormone.” The amount of hCG produced increases rapidly as your pregnancy continues.

The timing of a pregnancy test is often based on your regular menstrual cycle. If it is like clockwork (every 28 to 30 days), you will want to take your test a day or two after your missed period. If your cycle is irregular, we suggest waiting 5 to 7 days before taking a pregnancy test. By waiting longer, the hCG hormone level will be higher, and you will be able to get a more accurate urine sample.

I’m Thinking About Getting An Abortion, What Should I Do?

Once you have received a positive pregnancy test, it is important that you get an ultrasound, regardless of which option you choose.  We can assist with obtaining a basic ultrasound that will provide the information necessary to determine your next steps.  Call or text to schedule an appointment with one of our mentors for a self-administered, on-site pregnancy test and to discuss an ultrasound referral.

Life Light does not provide nor refer to abortion services or providers.