No-Cost Pregnancy Tests
Birthline offers no-cost pregnancy tests to women who think they might be unexpectedly pregnant. These tests are offered completely free of charge so that you can get the answers you need, no matter what your financial circumstances may be.
When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?
It is optimal to wait until the right time to take a pregnancy test, which is after you’ve missed a period. Taking a test too early can result in a false negative, so even if you’re experiencing some of the pregnancy symptoms or just feel like you might be pregnant, it’s better to wait. Early morning collection of urine sample also assists in increased accuracy. You might like to discuss the collection process with the counsellor when making your appointment.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Pregnancy tests work by detecting a specific hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced after the embryo is implanted in the uterus. It’s important for you to wait until you’ve missed your period to take a test so that there is enough hCG in the system to be detected by the test.
If I am pregnant, what should I do next?
If you find out you are pregnant and unsure of what to do next, we encourage you to receive free counselling services at our centre, either through our 24 hour hotline or face to face counselling. These counselling sessions will give you the opportunity to process everything and will provide you with the information you need to begin the decision-making process.
Birthline offers no-cost pregnancy tests and other services to women who are or think they might be pregnant. Schedule an appointment for free pregnancy testing, or if you’ve already had your pregnancy confirmed with an ultrasound and aren’t sure what to do next, call our 24 hour hotline today.