What Are My Options?
Are you pregnant? Do you think you may be pregnant? If so, you may find yourself wondering what your options are.
First, you’ll want to confirm whether you’re pregnant or not.
Am I Pregnant? The Urine Test
A urine test will identify the pregnancy hormone, also known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). According to Mayo Clinic, “Pregnant women begin producing hCG shortly after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.” Urine tests are highly accurate in their detection of hCG levels.
However, if you took the test close to the time you missed your period, you may get a more accurate reading now that some time has gone by. The hCG concentration increases each day during early pregnancy, so it may be ideal to test yourself about a week after missing your period.
At Options Care Center, we provide free, medical grade pregnancy tests, and can offer medical advice from a Registered Nurse about when to take the test to ensure the most accurate results.
So let’s say you had a positive pregnancy test. As effective as these tests are, there is a significant chance of miscarriage or non-viable pregnancy. A positive pregnancy test is NOT a medical diagnosis of pregnancy. That’s why for your own health and safety you must receive that diagnosis via ultrasound.
If you contact our office for a confidential appointment, we can refer you to a medical partner for a FREE ultrasound. This is one of the most important steps in your pregnancy for any option.
Another thing to consider at this point is making an appointment with your physician. Don’t have a physician? No problem. Options Care Center can help you find the right one for you. If you don’t already have someone in mind, your physician can refer you to an OB/GYN.
You should also be tested for at that time is sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
Not Ready? Educate Yourself with Information about Abortion and Your Other Options
There are many young women who go through the steps already mentioned and for one reason or another, do not feel ready to continue the pregnancy. The most important thing at this point is to gather all the abortion facts you can so you can make an educated decision. What is an abortion? What is the abortion pill? A chemical abortion? A surgical abortion? Do I have any other options?
Before you seek an abortion, it is important to know what it involves at each stage of pregnancy and what risks are associated. We will provide you with information regarding costs of abortion at different stages of pregnancy. We will discuss every option available to you, for as long as you would like, so that you leave feeling empowered.
That is why we are here. During your appointment, we will give you the facts you need to know about abortion and your other options to make an informed decision.
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