Frequently Asked Questions
When should I get an ultrasound?
If you recently took a pregnancy test and saw that the results were positive, you may want to have an ultrasound. An ultrasound procedure can tell you some important information about your pregnancy. It can also help you in the decision-making process. An ultrasound will tell you how far along you are, whether there is a fetal heartbeat present and where the pregnancy is developing. All of this information is crucial to know to help determine the viability of your pregnancy and ensure you have all of the facts before making any decisions.
How do I know if I am pregnant?
Some women do not notice the early signs of pregnancy. Other women will mistake them for something else. By educating yourself, you make yourself capable of detecting your pregnancy at its earliest stages. Here is a list of a few typical early pregnancy symptoms:
- a missed period
- excessive fatigue
- uncommon food aversions or cravings
- tender breasts
- unusual mood swings
If you notice one or more of these symptoms after having unprotected sex or some sort of birth control mishap, you could be pregnant. We encourage you to visit our clinic and take a free pregnancy test.
What are the signs of an STD? (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
If you have sex — oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and genital touching — you can get an STD, also called a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STD symptoms are not always obvious. If you think you might have an STD, you should talk to your doctor. Before you visit the doctor, you can look out for these symptoms of common STDs.
- Painful urination
- Lower abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge in women
- Discharge from the penis in men
- Pain during sexual intercourse in women
- Bleeding between periods in women
- Testicular pain in men
- Thick, cloudy or bloody discharge from the penis or vagina
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
- Painful, swollen testicles
- Painful bowel movements
- Anal itching
How Much Will My Appointment Cost?
Since our top priority is providing help to women in need of our support and services, we do not charge any fees to our patients for their appointments. That means your visit will be completely free.
Do You Offer Free Pregnancy Testing?
Yes, we offer free pregnancy testing in our clinic. If you believe you might be pregnant, we recommend that you come to our facility to take the test, so you know you are getting accurate results.
Can I Bring Someone To My Appointment?
We are aware that this is a stressful time in your life, and we do not want you to think that you have to go through it alone. That’s why we encourage you to bring someone with you to your appointment to provide you with additional comfort and support.
Do I need insurance for my appointment?
No. Since we provide our services completely free and confidential, you do not need an insurance card for your appointment. We do this so you can access the resources you need in a confidential manner.
Can I get an abortion here?
We do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals at our clinic. With that said, we provide you with accurate and current information about abortion procedures and risks. We work very hard to provide you with all the necessary information needed in order for you to make an educated decision regarding your pregnancy. We desire for you to make a decision you feel comfortable living with long term. We will also answer any lingering questions you may have and ensure you have trustworthy information to use when making your decision. All the information we provide is delivered in a non-judgmental setting, so you can rest assured that the decision is yours alone to make. We are here to help you in any way we can.
How do I know what to do next?
Many women visit our clinic without knowing what they want to do with their pregnancy. Remember, we are here for you and will do whatever we can to help you make the best decision for you in your unique situation. We will be happy to discuss your options and answer any questions that you might have.