How to Know if Willowbrook Women’s Center is Right for You

When you first discover you are unexpectedly pregnant, you might be in shock. Life just got really messy, and you don’t know where to turn, who to talk to, or what to do. A quick search on Google shows a few places where you can go. As you read through the list, one pops out at you, but how can you know if Willowbrook Women’s Center is right for you?

The first step when looking for a pregnancy center is to hop online, go to their website, and look at what services they offer, and also check to see what services they don’t offer. This will help you set the right expectations if you choose to pay them a visit.

What it is Like at Willowbrook Women’s Center

One thing that is difficult to evaluate from a website is what it’s actually like when you walk into a place. Our clinic is clean, inviting, peaceful, and staffed with caring and compassionate advocates and licensed medical personnel whose goal is to help you feel comfortable.

We are here to focus our attention on you in a kind and gentle manner with no judgment. You will have our full attention and we are committed to protecting you and your privacy.

One of our patient reviewers summed it up nicely, writing, “The most encouraging group of ladies. The appointment takes about an hour. They give a lot of great resources and information.”

Our Services

At Willowbrook Women’s Center, we offer a number of different services. They include:

Confidential appointments: Our services are strictly confidential, and your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. We will not reveal to anyone that you have been to our clinic and because all of our services are no cost, nothing is filed with insurance.

Lab-Quality Pregnancy Tests: Our licensed medical professionals will offer you a no-cost, lab-quality pregnancy test and once it has been completed, will go over the results with you.

Ultrasound: If your pregnancy test is positive, we will offer a no-cost ultrasound. This will tell you how far along you are, if you have an ectopic pregnancy (a dangerous condition requiring immediate medical treatment), and if your pregnancy is viable.

STD Testing: This is an important step before getting an abortion. Left untreated, an STD could affect your future health and result in chronic pain and infertility. STDs can be sneaky and have no symptoms. If you have had unprotected sex, you are at risk.

Abortion Information: As part of our pre-abortion screening, we will provide you with information about abortion (including different methods and what you can expect the cost to be), and we’ll go over all the information with you, answer your questions, and help you make a confident decision.

Community Resources: If you choose to continue your pregnancy or need treatment for a positive STD test, we will provide you with a list of resources from the community to help you. We partner with doctors and agencies to provide services, resources and ongoing support.

Make an Appointment

If you need help, call and make an appointment. We are here for you and will do everything we can so that you can make the best possible decision for YOU!

If after you have made the appointment, you find you cannot make it, or change your mind, that’s ok. Just give us a call, and we will be happy to reschedule or cancel it for you. This way we can open up that time to someone else that is looking for an appointment.

How Early Can I Get an Abortion?

When you suspect you’re pregnant, logic and clarity go right out the window. You may want kids, but maybe this isn’t when you want them. There is no way to prepare for an unexpected or untimely pregnancy. But when the stick turns pink, there’s somewhere you can go to get answers: Willowbrook Women’s Center. 

Pregnancy Signs

There are a variety of symptoms you may experience before you take a pregnancy test. You may have missed your period, felt extra tired, been moody, gassy, nauseous, or felt like you had to pee every few minutes. All of these symptoms separately can be caused by a host of other things, but put together, they often point to early signs of pregnancy. In fact, there are quite a few symptoms for early pregnancy that can often be dismissed as “just not feeling good.” If you suspect you’re pregnant, an at-home pregnancy test can help put your mind at ease, unless it says, “pregnant.”

First Steps

So now what? Before panic sets in, you should know that a positive pregnancy test can be false. It’s not frequent, but if the test is expired or isn’t administered properly, it can lead to a false positive. The only way to confirm a viable pregnancy is to have an ultrasound. In fact, 33 percent of all pregnancies naturally terminate before the twentieth week.  Or you may have an ectopic pregnancy which means the embryo implanted in the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. This requires immediate medical attention to remove.

When Can I Have an Abortion?

Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, there are several different abortion methods. Though not recommended, both medical and surgical abortions could be performed without confirming a pregnancy. Checking pregnancy placement and viability would be your first step in determining if abortion is an option.  

Why Willowbrook?

Willowbrook Women’s Center provides a pre-abortion screening and accurate, unbiased pregnancy and abortion information at no cost. We know how confusing and tempting it can be to hide from the truth when you’re hurting, but we help equip and guide you through your decision-making process, so you can feel comfortable and empowered in your decision. You have nothing to lose with your pre-abortion screening from Willowbrook Women’s Center. If you’re looking for answers and don’t know where to go or who to trust, make your free and confidential appointment today.