If you have been using birth control but suspect you are now pregnant, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do next.
The good news is that you have options, are not alone, and can take some definite steps to get the information you need to be empowered to make the best decision for your future.
Confirming Your Pregnancy
The first step is to make sure you really are pregnant. While at-home pregnancy tests are usually very accurate, it is possible to get a false positive. Getting a second opinion by using a pregnancy test at a women’s health clinic is a great way to confirm if you are pregnant or not.
Getting the Facts You Need
After confirmation of a pregnancy using an in-clinic test, the next step is having an ultrasound scan to get crucial details about your pregnancy.
An ultrasound will provide you with information about the age, location, and viability of your pregnancy, all details you will need to understand what options are available to you.
For example, if you are considering abortion, then the age of your pregnancy will determine what type of abortion you are eligible for. This is because a medical abortion, also called the “abortion pill”, can only be used in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. After that time, you would need to have a surgical abortion to terminate a viable pregnancy.
Knowing the location of your pregnancy is also important to ensure you are not suffering from an ectopic pregnancy. This condition occurs when your pregnancy begins to grow somewhere else other than your uterus, such as a fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition that requires immediate medical intervention to protect your health and keep you safe.
The ultrasound scan will also detect the viability of your pregnancy. Up to 10-20% of pregnancies are not viable and result in a natural miscarriage–ending the pregnancy. If this is the case in your pregnancy, then an abortion would not be necessary, and you would want to work with medical staff to make sure to protect your body during and after the miscarriage.
We are Here to Help
The medical staff at Alpha Pregnancy Care Center is here for you. We provide free and confidential pregnancy test confirmation, as well as a follow-up ultrasound if needed.
Our team will also review the results of these tests with you and discuss your options, as well as answer any questions you have.
It’s your future, so you deserve to get the information you need to make the best decision.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment to start getting the answers you need.