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“I Thought the Test Would Be Negative”

Sometimes we do something out of routine or for peace of mind. Maybe your period was a bit late and you decided to take a test, just in case. But, instead of the negative result you expected, the test came back positive. Perhaps you feel blindsided by your body and shocked that you’re now facing an unexpected pregnancy. How do you then grapple with this news when you thought the test would be negative?

Having a positive pregnancy test result when you thought it would be the opposite can be stressful and confusing. Perhaps this has taken you so off guard you’re not even sure where to begin. We say, start here, with us. At Avenue Women’s Center, we specialize in the first steps after taking a pregnancy test. Or, if you want to confirm that your results were accurate, we also offer free, medical-grade pregnancy tests.

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Processing Your News

An unexpected positive result might have sent you reeling. Expecting a negative result and receiving the opposite can be such an emotional rollercoaster! Maybe your instinct is to make a snap decision and figure out what you’re doing first. However, with such shocking news, it can sometimes be helpful to take some time and process what you’re experiencing. A great place to begin is to think about how you feel about your pregnancy options. This may also include bringing in your partner or a close friend or family member who can listen, give a loving perspective, and support you during this time.

First Steps in the Right Direction

As mentioned above, rushing into a decision is not always the most empowering way to go about things. You may want to confirm your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test, and then receive an ultrasound exam to rule out ectopic pregnancy and whether your pregnancy is viable. Researching your options can help you feel informed and ready to make a decision you’ll be proud of. Regardless of your decision, learning about the current state of your pregnancy and how to take care of yourself and be healthy is beneficial!

Moving Forward, How Do You Want Your Life to Look?

Pondering your options may take some time. You may find it helpful to do an imaginative exercise. Think about how your life will look in one year if you choose abortion, adoption, or parenting. Do you like what you see? Now, make it five years. How do you feel about your decision now? In one path or another, are there certain resources or levels of support you need to make these things work? Do you like the potential that you see in these imaginative exercises? And, if you do, how can you make it happen?

We want to empower you to move forward despite the shock of an unexpected positive pregnancy test. At Avenue Women’s Center, we offer resources, information, referrals, and limited free medical services to help make your next steps a concrete reality. You don’t have to process this alone.

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The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.

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