No, we do not perform or refer for abortions but that doesn't mean you should not schedule an appointment. The abortion method available to you differs depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. We can help you determine how far along you are and explain to you the different methods of abortion along with your other options. In addition, your counselor can schedule you for a free ultrasound to determine the status and estimated gestational age of your pregnancy.
The most common symptom of a pregnancy is a missed period, but there are several others as well. Some common symptoms include nausea, fatigue, spotting, cramping, frequent urination, and tender breasts, among others. Downtown Pregnancy Center can provide you with a no-cost, laboratory quality pregnancy test so you can know for sure.
Our FDA approved tests are 99.9% accurate 6-7 days after conception though this is different for every person. If you test negative at your first appointment but continue to have pregnancy symptoms, we recommend you come back for a retest in 2 weeks.
During your first appointment, you will meet with one of our trained counselors who will ask some questions to get to know you and begin thinking about resources she may be able to provide you with. You'll then take a pregnancy test and meet again with the counselor to discuss your test result and further services we can offer. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you and he/she will be able to join you after your pregnancy test if you wish.
We want to be able to give you our complete attention during your appointment and want you to be able to be honest and not distracted which is difficult when other children are present. However, while bringing your children to your appointment is not ideal, we understand that sometimes it's hard to find childcare. If you're able to bring someone else with you to watch your children, they are welcome to remain in our waiting room while you meet with your counselor.
While some STIs/STDs can have varying symptoms, most are considered asymptomatic (no noticeable symptoms or signs) in their earliest stages. However, STIs/STDs can still be spread and cause damage to the body when there are no outward signs of an active infection and that’s why it is important to be screened if you’ve had unprotected sexual activity of any kind (vaginal, oral or anal).
It is important to have an ultrasound performed following a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound can tell you several important things about your pregnancy, including gestational age and health of both yourself and the fetus.
Yes. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and we will do whatever we can to protect that privacy. Your confidentiality is kept in every situation except those in which could jeopardize your safety.
It’s completely normal to be unsure of how you want to handle your unplanned pregnancy. At Downtown Pregnancy Center, we can provide you with factual information regarding all of your options, including parenting, adoption, and abortion, so you may make an informed decision.
We understand that not everyone intends to get pregnant. If you weren't planning this, you may not know what to do next. Some women think their only option is abortion. Some don't even know what abortion is. Our goal is to inform you about all of your options - parenting, adoption and abortion - and talk you through what you might be feeling. We won't push you either way...we just want you to be empowered to make the best decision for you and your unborn child.
Definitely! If a doctor has already confirmed your pregnancy, please bring proof (a form or ultrasound picture) with you to your first appointment. You will still meet with a trained counselor who will go over all of our services and determine what resources we can provide to you. If you don't have proof of your pregnancy to bring with you, we will ask you to take a pregnancy test onsite for our records.
Yes, our services are available throughout your pregnancy and until your child is one year of age. You are welcome to begin taking classes at any time to earn Baby Bucks to spend in our Baby Boutique on diapers, clothes, and many other items. Call to schedule your appointment to get started.
You should make an appointment for the two of you to come in. We encourage the father of the baby to attend classes, whenever possible, either individually or as a couple. We also offer Fatherhood classes and couples mentors to help you start off on the right foot.
Absolutely. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel comfortable and at ease, and so we encourage you to bring a guest with you if you would like. If possible, please consider making arrangements for childcare if you have young children as your appointment may contain discussion of an adult nature.