Am I Pregnant?
Your period is late, and you’re worried you might be pregnant. An unplanned pregnancy is overwhelming. Actually, it’s downright frightening. Take a deep breath. We are here to help you. Come to the Women’s Resource Center for a free pregnancy test. We promise to take away some of that fear!
Signs of Pregnancy
Just because you’ve missed your period doesn’t necessarily mean you’re pregnant. Several reasons can cause a change in your menstrual cycle. A hormonal imbalance, rapid weight loss or gain, or stress can all lead to a missed period. See if you are experiencing any of these other symptoms too:
- Tender or swollen breasts
- The constant feeling you’re going to throw up
- Having to pee often
- Feeling more tired than usual
- Cramping and/or back pain
- Change in appetite or sense of smell
- Mood swings
The fastest way to know if you are pregnant is to take our free and confidential pregnancy test. Even though you may have taken an at-home test, it is recommended to take a test from one of our trained staff members. You can be sure the test is administered and analyzed correctly. We can review your results at the same time too!
Your Next Step
After a positive test, you will want to have an ultrasound. In addition to free pregnancy tests, the Women’s Resource Center offers free on-site ultrasounds. No matter what you decide about your unplanned pregnancy, getting an ultrasound is essential. It will tell you how far along you are and if your pregnancy is viable. You need to know the answer to those questions before you take your next step, especially if you are considering abortion. Once you’ve confirmed your pregnancy, we will sit down with you and review your options. Yes, believe it or not, you do have options.
Deciding What To Do
There is no easy way to decide how to handle your unplanned pregnancy. No matter what, it is a big decision, but our compassionate staff is here to help you make that choice. You do not have to do this alone. We want to help you. Our best advice at this moment is to encourage you to slow down. There is no need to panic. You will know what to do. The very fact that you are here means you want more information. Being educated about your choices is a significant first step!
Contact us and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We can talk about your situation privately and confidentially.