Pregnancy Options Consultation
If you think you might be facing an unplanned pregnancy, the first step is to get the answers to these three essential questions before making a decision about the outcome of your unplanned pregnancy.
- Is my pregnancy viable?
One in five pregnancies end due to natural processes, such as miscarriage, before 7 weeks.1 It is also important to rule out the possibility of a dangerous ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the Fallopian tubes).
- How far along am I?
The gestational age determines a woman’s due date and impacts her pregnancy options, specifically the cost and type of abortion she can have.2
- Do I have an STD?
An untreated STD (sexually transmitted disease) can have a negative impact on both a woman’s reproductive health and the health of her baby.3 It’s important to be tested and treated.
At a Pregnancy Options Consultation we can confirm your unplanned pregnancy and provide the information you need to make the best decision for you. You don’t have to face an unplanned pregnancy alone.
What to expect from an Unplanned Pregnancy Options Consultation, step by step:
- Our Patient Advocates take time to understand each individual’s unique situation and needs and reviews all pregnancy options, including abortion, parenting, and adoption.
- A nurse performs a urine pregnancy test, provides pregnancy test results, evaluates the need for STD testing, reviews health history and answers any medical questions you might have.
- Following a positive pregnancy test, a Sonographer will provide an ultrasound exam in order to confirm the viability of the pregnancy and to determine your gestational age.4
- A Patient Advocate will review your customized Personal Resource List and provide any necessary medical and community support referrals.
- If needed, another appointment will be scheduled for the following week to receive test results.
All services at White Oak Women’s Center are provided completely free of charge. We are a non-profit organization and, unlike other clinics, have intentionally structured our organization so there is no financial benefit to us from any decision our patients make. We make it our priority to provide unbiased information about women’s options without any financial conflict of interest. And we always do so in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.
- National Institutes of Health (2014). Miscarriage. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm; Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, Baird DD, Schlatterer JP, Canfield RD (1988). Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med; 319:89-94. ↩
- U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2013, December 4). Gestational age: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002367.htm ↩
- Breeding, RN, D. (2006, November 25). Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Don’t Let It Sneak Up on You | OBGYN.Net. Retrieved from http://www.obgyn.net/pelvic-pain/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-dont-let-it-sneak-you ↩
- Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada. (n.d.). Ultrasound in Pregnancy. Retrieved from http://sogc.org/publications/ultrasound-in-pregnancy/ ↩