Learning you may be pregnant can cause stress, anxiety, and urgency toward figuring out your next steps. It’s a significant life event that requires careful thought and consideration.
At Life Choices Center, we believe every woman has the right to feel emotionally and practically supported during her pregnancy.
Read this article to learn the recommended steps to take if you think you’re pregnant and to find practical resources we can help with.
Confirm Your Pregnancy with a Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test
Before anything else, you should confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test. We offer these at no cost at our center.
If you take an over-the-counter test, check the expiration date, follow the instructions, and calculate the timing correctly. The test can be defective or taken too early, yielding a false negative result.
If you’re unsure of the best time for taking a pregnancy test based on your menstrual cycle, our staff can help calculate the optimal testing window using your last missed period as a reference point.
Get a No-Cost Ultrasound
After a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound can provide essential details about how far along the pregnancy is and how it’s progressing. Some key things that will be checked are the approximate pregnancy age and its development.
Checking the location is important. A tubal or ectopic pregnancy happens outside the womb, usually in a fallopian tube, and can be life-threatening if not addressed. This type of pregnancy requires different medical care than an elective abortion.
An ultrasound can also show if the pregnancy is still viable or healthy. Up to 26% of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage naturally, so a positive home test alone doesn’t guarantee everything is okay. If it looks like a miscarriage is happening, contact a doctor or call 911 right away.
Schedule Your Free Appointment Today
Life Choices Center offers no-cost consultations, pregnancy tests, and referrals for no cost, onsite ultrasounds, so you can access all the facts and feel empowered to make the right decision for your health and future.
Our trained staff will take the time to understand your situation, address your concerns, and help you understand all your options. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment!