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Q: What are some pregnancy symptoms?

A: Initial pregnancy symptoms include a missed period, swollen or sore breasts, nausea or vomiting, tiredness or dizziness. Not everyone is the same, some experience a lot of vomiting and some never get sick at all. If you have missed your period and you think you might get pregnant, please contact us for a free pregnancy test.

Q: Is it true that you can get pregnant the first time you have sex?

A: Yes! You can get pregnant the first time you have sex. There are only a few days a month that you are actually fertile. If you have intercourse slightly before or during those days, the chance of pregnancy can occur. If you want to find out when you are most fertile come in and talk to one of our nurses. There are also many websites and books that help you learn more about your body’s fertility by monitoring your period, body temperature as well as your mucus.

Q: How are STD's spread?

A: STD's are spread through skin to skin contact, vaginal, anal and oral sex. Skin to skin contact, does not mean just walking up to someone and touching them; It means coming in contact with an infected area. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and Herpes are spread through skin to skin contact, which means it doesn't even take having sexual intercourse! Other STDs like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B all are spread through bodily fluid like blood, urine, semen, and vaginal fluid and these are exchanged during oral, vaginal and anal sex.

Q: How many STD’s are there?

A: There are about 40 different kinds of STD’s, however, several of them have many various strains.

Q: Why does a pregnancy test come out inconclusive?

A: Sometimes tests do not take correctly. It could be that your HCG levels (the hormone your body produces when you are pregnant) are way down or it was a faulty test. It is possible for some ladies to need blood tests to confirm pregnancy.

Q: When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

A: A test will read at its best when you are two weeks past your period due date. If your hormone levels are down, they will replenish within a few days. Contact us for a free pregnancy test, or to put you in contact with a clinic in your area.

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Dubuque Location and Hours:
3365 Hillcrest Rd.
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
(563) 556-5250

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Tuesday 9am - 4pm
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Thursday 9am - 4pm

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Dubuque Location: 3365 Hillcrest Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52002 - (563)556-5250

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