In Pregnancy

Did your home pregnancy test just come back positive? Your emotions are probably all over the place. Fear, confusion, worry, excitement. Your mind is probably racing with questions.  Especially the big one… “What now?” These are the emotions we hear in the voices of callers every day at the Pregnancy Care Clinic.  And every day, without judgment or pressure to make a quick decision, we confidentially help inform our clients so they can answer that big question. No matter where your head is at, the most important first two steps for your health and safety are a pregnancy test and an ultrasound.

Facts Help You Decide

We offer you a free, confidential pregnancy test with results available at the time of your visit. If your test is positive, we will refer you for a free ultrasound which we provide by medical professionals onsite, often performed the same day. Your ultrasound will empower you with facts.  It will help determine how many weeks pregnant you are and let you know what options are the most healthy and safe for you. An ultrasound will also show if the pregnancy is located in the uterus and detect cardiac activity (viable). If the pregnancy is not present inside the uterus, this may be a sign that the pregnancy is not viable and will require medical attention. If your pregnancy is in the uterus, knowing if it is a single or multiple pregnancy, or if there are signs of a miscarriage, (approximately 1 in 4 early pregnancies end in miscarriage) are also important facts that will affect your care.

Medical Or Surgical Abortion?

If you are considering abortion, how many weeks pregnant you are will determine what procedures are available to you.  This can also be determined by an ultrasound Another thing to consider is whether or not you may have an STD/STI before you choose an abortion. We offer testing for that at our Clinic as well. Before you make your decision, it’s important to look at all your options.

Know ALL Your Options

Adoption and parenting are other options to consider when you receive a positive pregnancy test. Adoption can provide a stable home for your child, and peace of mind for you. Today’s adoption options are flexible, allowing different levels of involvement in your child’s life if you choose. You can be as involved or as uninvolved in choosing a family for your child as you want to be.

The idea of parenting might seem scary, but even if you didn’t plan this pregnancy, you can be a successful parent. Our Clinic provides advocate support, parenting training, as well as material services (clothing, food, baby supplies and furniture) for you throughout your pregnancy and through the first year of your baby’s life.  Our Baby Boot Program helps you be ready for pregnancy and childbirth. We have a Dads Matter Program for fathers that helps prepare them as well.

Support No Matter What

No matter what you decide, we are here to support you. What we don’t do is charge you any fees or pressure you to make a decision. We are here to provide compassionate, confidential care. We offer non-judgmental support and provide ALL the facts you need to make an informed decision.  If you need to talk to someone about your unplanned pregnancy, text or call us at 618-548-3111.

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