Here are some of our most frequently asked pregnancy questions below! Reach out to our helpful team to get more clarity throughout your pregnancy journey.
When Should I Take A Pregnancy Test?
This is a very common question when faced with a possible unplanned pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, though home pregnancy tests state they are accurate as early as the first day of a missed period, you will want to wait until after the first day of your missed period to take a pregnancy test. Waiting will give you the most accurate results.
Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Yes! We can't encourage you enough to confirm your pregnancy details with an ultrasound. It can alert you to any potential pregnancy complications such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus).
An ultrasound confirms how far along you are which determines what your pregnancy options are. It also confirms the location of your pregnancy and viability (whether it's healthy and growing). Don't skip this important step of pregnancy confirmation.
Are Your Services Free?
Yes! We are here to support women and men in their pregnancy journey, taking off a little bit of the financial weight that comes with pregnancy, by offering free support. We care about you and your pregnancy journey.
What Are the Risks of Abortion?
There are two main types of abortion, medical and surgical. A medical abortion uses two powerful drugs and can only be performed up to the 10th week of pregnancy. Common risks include incomplete abortion, an ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and possible infection.
Surgical abortion is an in-clinic procedure. The gestational age (how many weeks you’ve been pregnant) determines which surgical method is used. The farther along you are, the more invasive the procedure. Possible risks are perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, scar tissue, infection, and hemorrhaging (heavy bleeding).
Can I Bring My Partner to My Appointment?
Absolutely. We encourage you to bring your partner with you to your appointments, as their input is a very important part of your pregnancy journey. If you don't feel comfortable bringing your partner in, that's ok too. Bring a family member or friend you trust if it makes your visit more comfortable for you.