When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

To ensure the most accurate results, taking a pregnancy test on the day of your expected period is best. Taking the test after your missed period gives an essential pregnancy hormone called hCG time to build and be detected on a urine test.

We also offer clinical-grade pregnancy tests that may result before this time, so you don’t have to wait. Contact us today to schedule a free appointment with a complimentary pregnancy test!

When Will I Get My Pregnancy Test Results?

We provide your pregnancy test results on the same day as your appointment, so there is no wait. We are here for you every step to answer any questions you may have or discuss any concerns you are facing.  

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

A pregnancy test is only an indication of a potential pregnancy. Ultrasounds reveal any pregnancy complications you could be experiencing, such as an ectopic pregnancy (located outside of the uterus).

In addition, an ultrasound indicates how far along you are in your pregnancy and if it’s viable (growing with a detectable heartbeat).

Having this information proves helpful in safeguarding your health and wellness.

I’m Pregnant and Unsure What to Do. What Are My Options?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and wish to discuss all your options, we’re here to help. We will be a listening ear and a place of refuge and support while you receive the answers you need and decide what is right for you.

What Is an STD?

An STD (sexually transmitted disease) or STI (sexually transmitted infection) is an infection passed from one person to another, usually via sexual contact. STDs can go unnoticed for long periods of time because they do not always show signs or symptoms. Even though you may not experience symptoms, they can still cause harm to your health.

Should I Get Tested for an STD?

When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to ensure you are protecting your health by getting tested for STDs. Those most at risk for contracting an STD are individuals who have multiple sexual partners and participate in unprotected sex (condoms do help reduce infection rates but do not guarantee complete protection). Getting tested empowers you to take control of your health while protecting others.

How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?

No insurance or referrals are needed, just a photo ID. Prepare any questions so we can help you get the answers you’re seeking. If you feel more comfortable, please feel free to bring a partner or friend to your appointment.

Just know you are never alone, and we are here for you. You don’t need to prepare for your appointment; come as you are.

Do You Offer Services for Men?

Yes, we offer services that help men feel prepared and supported when unplanned pregnancies arise. We believe you deserve to have the resources you need to be successful and care for your family!  

Where Are You Located?

My Life Clinic is located at 802 N Providence Rd, Ste 2, Columbia, MO 65203. South of the Hickman High School baseball fields.