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 need answers, and we can help. A pre-abortion screening will equip you with the facts. Be fully informed when making your decision.
Be Sure You are Pregnant
Our laboratory-quality pregnancy tests are more accurate than many over-the-counter varieties. When considering any type of abortion, be sure you’re actually pregnant. You will also need to know how far along you are. (See ultrasound.) Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, it is best to have a lab-quality pregnancy test given by a licensed health professional to confirm your pregnancy. At Willowbrook Women’s Center a lab-quality pregnancy test will be offered as part of your free, pre-abortion screening.
don’t pay for an abortion you may not need
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the twentieth week. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. 1Eighty percent of all miscarriages happen in the first 12 weeks (first trimester) of pregnancy. 2 If you have a positive test at our center, you may qualify for a limited ultrasound to determine the gestational age and viability of your pregnancy. This information will help you in your decision-making process.
what are my options?
Being educated about your abortion options is an important first step. You need to know the abortion methods used at different stages of pregnancy. One of our trained, licensed medical staff at our center will discuss with you what you can expect from each abortion procedure and present the abortion risk factors so you can make an educated decision. Make an appointment today, and be informed when considering an abortion.
- Tulandi T, et al. Spontaneous abortion: Risk factors, etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic evaluation. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed May 15, 2016.
- WebMD: Better information. Better health. [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): WebMD; c2005-2016 [cited 2016 Oct 18]. Pregnancy and Miscarriage; c2015 [reviewed 2015 Jan 29; cited 2016 Oct 18]; [about 7 screens]. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-miscarriage#1