UHS offers pregnancy testing and options counseling. These services are free to currently enrolled U-M students and UHS Prepaid Plan members.
On this page:
- What are the signs of pregnancy?
- How do pregnancy tests work?
- Testing at UHS
- What about home test kits?
- Where can I get help?
- UHS resources
The primary sign is a missed period. Other signs include nausea, fatigue, unexplained weight gain and breast tenderness.
Do not rely only on the presence of these signs to determine if you are pregnant, because other things may cause these signs, or you may not have signs.
A pregnancy test is a more reliable way to determine pregnancy in early stages so that medical advice may be sought as soon as possible.
Pregnancy tests detect the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in blood or urine that is produced during pregnancy.
Call 734-764-8320 and ask to speak with a Women's Health nurse.
Home test kits use the same technology that's used at UHS.
Advantages of testing at home are that it's convenience and private.
Disadvantages of testing at home are:
- Costs, especially if you test repeatedly
- Chance of error due to:
- Using a dilute urine sample (for this reason, first-morning urine is recommended)
- Reading the result earlier or later than specified
- Testing too early
At UHS, you can call 734-764-8320 and ask to speak with a Women's Health nurse.
Counseling and Psychological Services (734-764-8312, 3100 Michigan Union) offers free, confidential options counseling.
If you're concerned about pregnancy, you may want to sort out your feelings and clarify your options. Please remember, if you are pregnant, you have choices. You may choose parenthood, adoption or termination. We will help in any way we can, no matter what your choice, so be certain you take the time you need to make your decision, and do let us know how we can help.
- Women's Health Clinic
- Wolverine Wellness provides printed materials about contraception, sexual health and relationships, plus free condoms and other safer sex supplies
- Emergency Contraception
- HIV Antibody Testing
- STI Assessment for sexually transmitted infections
- UHS Online Contraception Program
- Resources for Sexual Health