Perhaps you are too afraid to contact us but you have some questions. We hope that the answers to general questions listed below will help you.
Will you tell anyone about my visit to your center?
All our services are confidential which means we won't tell anyone (parents, friends, etc.) that you visited us and won't contact you without your permission. We are here to help you!
What are the symptoms of pregnancy?
Many women don't experience any symptoms until after they have missed their period or are at least a week or two along. Nausea, swollen breasts, being tired or dizzy as well as having to go to the bathroom often are common things a pregnant woman experiences. Every woman's body is different and you may have different symptoms. It is possible that any combination of these symptoms could mean you are premenstrual or that you hav the flu or some other illness. The only way to be sure is to have a pregnancy test.
Many women, especially young women, have normally irregular periods. This means that the period can be delayed. These irregularities can happen from month to month. Although pregnancy could be a reason for missing a period, it could also be caused by illness, travel, worry or stress. How accurate is a pregnancy test? -Our test is a urine based test, and is about 98% accurate. Other tests may vary in their accuracy.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Urine based pregnancy tests work by picking up a hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant. If the test is done too early in the pregnancy, it may not be able to find the hormone yet and the result is a "false negative" test.
Are there any risks in taking the Morning After Pill
(sometimes called "emergency contraception")?
Yes, some of the possible side effects of this drug are fatigue, irregular bleeding, tenderness, abdominal pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and possible blood clot formation.
Can anyone make me have an abortion?
No, it is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion. Not even a husband or parent can require you to undergo an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor (under 18 years old). Our center exists to help you in any circumstance. We can also help you in discussing your possible pregnancy with those closest to you that are influencing your decision.
Does abortion have any physical risks?
Yes, abortion has many risks to your body. Women have even died after their abortions.
Will abortion affect my mind and heart?
Post-Abortion syndrome (PAS) is what some women experience following an abortion. While some women can experience relief right after their abortion, emotions can "catch up" with them months or even years later. Many express that they wish they could go back and "undo" the abortion. Some typical symptoms include: guilt, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, re-experiencing the abortion, fear of not being able to get pregnant again, survival guilt, eating disorders, alcohol or drug abuse.
Abortion isn' an "easy" solution by any means. If you are considering an abortion, please take the time to research all your options.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Wednesday
10:00 am until 3:00 pm
10:00 am until 5:00 pm
HELP Pregnancy Care Center