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Should I Confirm a Home Pregnancy Result with My Doctor?

Jan 29, 2014
By Kathleen Reutter

This is a matter of personal preference, but it’s not necessary. The home pregnancy tests on the market today are very accurate, so if you got a positive result, you can trust it. If you’d like to confirm your results with your provider, know that the urine test we conduct has about the same level of accuracy as a home pregnancy test.

Many ob-gyn practices recommend waiting to book your first prenatal appointment until you’re about 8 to 10 weeks pregnant. However, you can book an appointment with your primary care provider at any point if you have questions about your pregnancy or would like options counseling. If you haven’t already spoken with your primary care provider about steps to take during early pregnancy, such as starting folic acid supplementation, we recommend that you call and speak to a member of our medical team for advice.

One Medical offers prenatal care in San Francisco. Call 415.291.0480 for more information.

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Kathleen Reutter

As a registered nurse on One Medical’s Virtual Medical Team, Kathleen provides care for patients when they are away from our offices, over the phone and via email. She enjoys writing health-related content for patients in her spare time. Kathleen graduated from the University of California, San Francisco and is currently a student in UCSF’s nurse-midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner program.

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