Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy often comes with stress and anxiety as you reel from the news. You may also feel a sense of urgency to find a solution which can compound the feelings.
At First Care, we are pro-woman. We believe every woman has the right to feel emotionally and practically supported during her pregnancy.
Read this article to learn recommended steps to take if you think you’re pregnant or practical resources we can help with.
Confirm Your Pregnancy with a Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test
Before anything else, you must get a confirmed pregnancy test. We offer these at no cost at our clinic if you haven’t already taken one from a local drugstore.
If you choose to take a pregnancy test at home, make sure it’s before the expiration date or
is not defective. These can yield a false negative.
If you are still determining the best time to take the test, we can also help you calculate this based on your last missed period.
Get a No-Cost Ultrasound
After a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound can reveal other essential details, such as the pregnancy’s age, location, and status.
A pregnancy’s location confirms whether or not the pregnancy is ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy is located outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube, where it can rupture. This can be life-threatening if left untreated. Treatment requires a procedure other than abortion.
An ultrasound can confirm whether or not the pregnancy is still viable. Up to 26% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage, so you can still get a positive test several days after taking an at-home test because hCG is still detectable. If you confirm it is a miscarriage, you will need a procedure other than an elective abortion.
Schedule Your Free Appointment Today
There is nothing quite like talking to a live, understanding person when trying to find a solution in this situation. At First Care, we offer no-cost options consultations where you can speak with our trained staff, ask questions, and learn about options and local resources.
You deserve to be heard and feel supported both emotionally and practically. Contact us today to make your appointment!