Took that first home pregnancy test and considering abortion? Before you take the leap, make sure you have all the information you need to make a confident, informed decision.
There are a few details you’ll want to know to guide what may be medically necessary for you. You deserve to know the best medical steps for your health and future.
Have Your Pregnancy Confirmed by a Medical Professional
Perhaps you’ve already gotten that positive home pregnancy test—but you may not be able to trust that result until you confirm it with a medical professional.
Although rare, it is possible to get a false negative result from a home pregnancy test. Your results can also vary depending on when you’re testing and if your memory of the date of your last period is correct.
At Pathways Clinic, our professional medical team can help you confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality, medical-grade pregnancy testing that detects the levels of hCG (the pregnancy hormone) in your urine. This professional medical service is available at our clinic at no cost to you.
Receive a Free Ultrasound
You’ll also want to ensure that your next steps are medically appropriate for your unique needs. For instance, 15 – 20% of pregnancies do not progress to full term, and 80% of miscarriages happen in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
It is vital to know if your pregnancy is viable before putting your body through unnecessary stress that may not be medically appropriate. An ultrasound exam can help determine if your pregnancy is viable, as well as answer other important questions – such as if your pregnancy is located in the uterus or if ectopic pregnancy is a concern.
The answers you can receive from an ultrasound – which we offer at our clinic free of charge – can direct your next steps and determine what options are available to you. For example, the stage of your pregnancy can determine the types of abortion procedures available and what risks and pricing you’d need to consider.
You may also be in need of immediate medical intervention outside of abortion, as in the case of ectopic pregnancy. Delay in treatment for ectopic pregnancy could be detrimental to your health.
Know Your Options & Ask Questions
In addition to receiving your free pregnancy testing and an ultrasound exam, you may find it reassuring to discuss your pregnancy options with a trusted professional who can give you medically accurate information on your next steps.
At Pathways Clinic, we’re here for you. You deserve to have all the facts to make a confident choice. We’re here to help you navigate your pregnancy decision with free services, helpful resources, and caring, professional staff.
Your health and safety is valuable and important. We want to empower you to make a confident choice by gathering all the facts on your unique situation. Schedule your free, confidential appointment today!