We understand that pregnancy was not in your plans. If you’re considering abortion, we know you have questions: Am I really pregnant? What should I do now? What are my options? What about STDs? You deserve accurate answers, and we can help. A pre-abortion screening will equip you with the facts so you can make a fully informed decision about your unexpected pregnancy.
Be Sure You are Pregnant
Even if you had a positive home pregnancy test, it’s critical to make sure you’re actually pregnant. Our laboratory-quality pregnancy tests are more accurate than many over-the-counter tests.
If you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you still need to have your pregnancy confirmed by a licensed health professional. At Willowbrook Women’s Center, a lab-quality pregnancy test will be offered as part of your pre-abortion screening — at no cost to you.
WHAT IS A PRE-ABORTION SCREENING?
A pre-abortion screening appointment is vital before you proceed with an abortion because a pregnancy test determines that the hCG pregnancy hormone was detected in your urine, but it doesn’t tell you if you have a viable pregnancy or a non-viable pregnancy. That is critical information to have before you proceed, and Willowbrook Women’s Center is here to provide you those answers at a no-cost pre-abortion screening.
If you have a positive pregnancy test at our center, you may qualify for a limited ultrasound to determine your pregnancy’s gestational age and viability. This information will help you in your decision-making process because it will help you know what abortion options are available to you depending on how many weeks pregnant you are.
We also provide limited STD testing. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a severe complication that can occur if you have an abortion with an undiagnosed, untreated STD.
DON’T UNDERGO AN ABORTION YOU MAY NOT NEED
Did you know that you can have a positive pregnancy test with a pregnancy that has no chance of survival? This is called a non-viable pregnancy.
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a non-viable pregnancy before the twentieth week. As many as fifty percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. About 15 to 25 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and eighty percent of all miscarriages happen in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.
If you have a positive pregnancy test at our center, you may qualify for a limited ultrasound to determine your pregnancy’s gestational age and viability. This information will help you in your decision-making process because it will help you know what abortion options are available to you.
WHAT ARE MY ABORTION OPTIONS?
Being educated about your abortion options is an essential first step. Do you know which abortion methods are available to you and your stage of pregnancy?
Willowbrook Women’s Center is a real medical clinic with licensed medical providers who care about equipping you with the facts you need to make the best choice for your life. Without bias or judgment of any kind, we will discuss what you can expect from each abortion procedure, talk with you about potential risks, and answer your questions so you can make an educated decision