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My home pregnancy was positive. Why make an appointment at Clarity?

A positive pregnancy urine test does not guarantee your pregnancy is viable. Viability is necessary to determine before any pregnancy outcome decision. Here's why... 31% of pregnancies end on their own, otherwise known as early pregnancy loss. A positive pregnancy test only shows your pregnancy hormone (hCG) levels are elevated and does not ensure your pregnancy is occurring in your uterus or that the fetus is viable. Your pregnancy could be ectopic (occurring outside the uterus, possibly in your fallopian tube), and could pose a threat to your health. In this case, you would need immediate medical care by a physician. Your pregnancy could end on its own, even if it's in your uterus. Your pregnancy could be viable though as well. Our goal is to walk through this journey with you, educate you, and equip you so you can make an informed decision, without judgment.

Pregnancy Tests

The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. However, there may be many reasons why a woman’s cycle is off schedule: stress, exercising harder than usual, etc. Before jumping to conclusions after a missed period, call Clarity Clinic of SW Wisconsin, LTD, to schedule a FREE pregnancy test and get accurate pregnancy information from our trained medical staff.


Limited Obstetrical (OB) Ultrasounds

A certified sonographer will confirm your pregnancy by performing a limited OB ultrasound* to determine the viability of your pregnancy. This determination is necessary for all pregnancy outcomes. A positive pregnancy test alone does NOT ensure your pregnancy is not ectopic, which could be detrimental to your current health.

* Limited ultrasound only checks for placement of the fetus, looks for cardiac activity/heartbeat, measures the gestational sac/fetus and gives an estimated due date. It DOES NOT check for fetal abnormalities, gender, etc. All patients should find a primary care physician for full obstetric care during their pregnancy. 

11 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy*

Here’s a simple list to be a healthy, expectant mom for your preborn baby. The best thing is, while your goal may be to cut out some unhealthy habits for the sake of your baby, you will also reap the benefits and may even end up making some healthy lifestyle choices. On to those 11 tips!

  1. Eat a healthy balanced diet, including foods with calcium and iron

  2. Don’t try to lose weight during pregnancy

  3. Take a prenatal multivitamin, as directed on the label or by your provider

  4. Check with your healthcare provider (HCP) before taking any medications, including over-the-counter medicines

  5. Try to get plenty of rest – take a nap during the day, go to bed a little earlier, etc

  6. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

  7. Unless otherwise directed by your HCP, you can typically continue your normal exercise routine

  8. Check with your HCP regarding any concerns related to your job or other activity

  9. Try to quit smoking, or at least reduce

  10. Avoid alcohol

  11. Limit caffeine intake

*Compass Care Pregnancy Services. (2014). Information Guide. Rochester, NY, US.



Pregnancy Complications*

The following signs and symptoms may indicate serious life-threatening pregnancy complications. If you might be pregnant, and you experience any of these physical symptoms, call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away. Even if you are not sure, it’s best to go and get checked out.

  • Vaginal Bleeding of any amount

  • Abdominal pain with a fever

  • Cramping and abdominal pain more than your period

  • Burning with urination

  • Puffiness in your hands and face

  • Excessive vomiting

*Compass Care Pregnancy Services. (2014). Information Guide. Rochester, NY, US.


For more information about having a healthy pregnancy make an appointment with us. This information is intended as a guide and is not intended advice. Please see your physician for medical information and advice.


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