Know the Facts

There are some facts you should know

 Before you make any decisions, you need to determine if you really are pregnant.


An ultrasound exam is the only 100% accurate way to determine pregnancy. 

     

A urine pregnancy test detects elevated HcG, a hormone which increases rapidly in early pregnancy.  These levels decline slowly after the demise of a fetus and can still be detected several weeks after fetal death, resulting in a positive test result.
 
 

A pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic) can cause elevated HcG levels, which result in a positive test.  In addition, you should obtain medical treatment immediately upon discovery of an ectopic pregnancy!
 


20% of positive pregnancy tests are not viable intrauterine (inside the uterus) pregnancies. In fact, many women have had abortions when they weren't actually pregnant at the time.