You don’t have to face this alone. The possibility of being pregnant brings up a lot of questions, especially if you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms. With everything you have to think about, you might feel like no one understands your situation right now. Lifeline is here to listen without judgment.
To give you a more definite answer, one of our registered nurses can perform a lab-certified pregnancy test for you at our clinic at no cost. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception (or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period.) The test is over 99% accurate. The results of the test will be available during your appointment. With the results of your test, positive or negative, our nurse can additionally provide you with information about your next steps. If you are pregnant, we may be able to do a limited obstetrical ultrasound to provide you with even more information about the pregnancy. (Click here to schedule a no-cost pregnancy test) Regardless of what you decide to do with this pregnancy, it’s highly recommended to get an ultrasound. This is because it will tell you how far along exactly you are and whether the pregnancy is located in the uterus. If the pregnancy is located outside the uterus, you would need to seek emergency care.
As you are processing all of the information in front of you, you can also meet one-on-one with our licensed counselor at Lifeline who will listen as you sort through your feelings and help you navigate the choices ahead. The decision of how to handle your pregnancy is up to you. We provide understanding and support to assist you to be able to make an informed decision with confidence.
Facing an unexpected pregnancy is not easy. Your best possible course of action is to get information. Know your choices. Learn the facts about those choices. If you are feeling pressured, remember this is a big decision. Finally, don’t let anyone rush you. Give yourself the time to make an informed decision.