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Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 2:00

appointments recommended

walk-ins welcome

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE PREGNANT?
If you have had sexual intercourse, there is a possibility that you may be pregnant. Knowing your body 
will help you identify some of the common symptoms of pregnancy:


  • Missed period
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling tired
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Breasts may feel tender or swollen
  • Backaches
  • Food cravings


These are just a few of the common symptoms of pregnancy, but they can also be symptoms of other 
things. You need a pregnancy test and a medical confirmation of pregnancy to determine if you are 
really pregnant.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
The Right to Choose Includes the Right to Know
An unplanned pregnancy is a hard thing to face. You probably already know that you have several 
options. It’s hard to think clearly when you are feeling stressed or anxious about a pregnancy that has 
come at the wrong time. It’s hard to imagine what the future will hold and the impact this one decision 
will have on your life.

The Basic Options That Are Available For You to Consider:

  • Carrying the baby to term and parenting him/her yourself
  • Making an adoption plan for your baby
  • Having an abortion


Before you decide … You deserve to have as much information as possible. No matter what choice you 
are considering, there are many variables to consider within each option: If you parent, will you marry 
the baby’s father or will you be a single parent? If you make an adoption plan, will you choose an open adoption or a closed adoption? If you choose abortion, will you have some type of surgical abortion or a chemical abortion (usually determined by how far along you are in the pregnancy).


ADOPTION
You have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open, semi-open, or closed? Will it be private or will 
you use an agency?


Today there are adoption plans in which you can know your child and be a part of your child's life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.

We can help you understand your adoption.


PARENTING
You may have more questions than answers about parenting or maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time. We've talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like this:


  • My husband or boyfriend doesn't want the baby but I do
  • My girlfriend doesn't want the baby but I do (for men)
  • I can't tell my family
  • How will I finish school?
  • How will I continue working?
  • Where will I live?
  • I don't have medical insurance
  • I can't afford a child
  • I'm too young


We can talk about all these issues with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.


WHAT ABOUT ABORTION?
If abortion is something you are considering, you need to know the facts so that you can make an 
informed decision. An abortion is a medical procedure. There are two different types of abortions. What type of abortion would you have and what are the short term risks and the long term risks? Are you considering an abortion to please someone else or because someone else is insisting? You need to make this decision for yourself, of course the support of your parents, boyfriend or friends is important, but ultimately it is your decision. I am not ready to be a parent. I don’t want anyone to know that I am pregnant. These are valid questions with which we can help. What are the risks of abortion? There are many risks associated with abortions including abnormal bleeding, sterilization, feeling of loss, and depression. Some of the long term risks include depression, guilt, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem, and could take years to appear. More information will be given at your appointment.

WHAT IS THE MORNING AFTER PILL?
Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should get information from a trusted source about what it is, 
how it could affect your health, and how it works. Comprehensive information is available when you 
visit our center.

What is it?
The ‘morning after pill’ is an intense dose of oral contraceptive, trademarked under the name Plan B®. It 
is the only oral contraceptive of its kind approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The normal 
dosage is actually 2 tablets, one taken up to 72 hours after sexual intercourse, and the second tablet 
taken 12 hours later. Plan B® is not the same as RU486.

Possible Ways It May Affect Your Health

  • 1 in 4 women studied experience menstrual bleeding and nausea
  • 1 in 5 women studied experienced abdominal pain, fatigue, and headaches
  • Other side effects include changes in menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, dizziness, and vomiting
  • You may also be at an increased risk of having an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy


How Does It Work?
Plan B® works as an emergency contraceptive, principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. 
Additionally, it may inhibit implantation. It is ineffective once implantation has occurred.
Source: Manufacturer’s Prescribing Information for Plan B® (Levonorgestrel) tablets. 0.75mg Mfg. by 
Gideon Richter, Ltd. Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Subsidiary of Barr 
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pomona, NY 10970, Revised Feb 2004 BR-038 / 21000382503​


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