You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do. At this point, even though emotions may be running high, it is important to take a deep breath and to get the information you need, especially if you are considering an abortion. There are certain steps your medical provider should take in order to prepare you to make the best decision for your future. True Care Women’s Resource Center can help you with these steps:
1. Assess Your Health– You’ll need an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) test to make sure you don’t have chlamydia or gonorrhea, both of which can have negative consequences if they are not treated before getting an abortion or giving birth. At True Care Women’s Center we can provide this for free.
2. Perform a Pregnancy Test– Although home pregnancy tests can be very accurate, only a medical professional can provide you with a verification of pregnancy which can be used by Medicaid and your insurance company. Our medical staff can provide both a high quality, early pregnancy test and give you a verification of pregnancy. The pregnancy test at True Care is also free.
3. Determine Viability and Gestational Age– A positive pregnancy test does not necessarily mean that your pregnancy is viable or will continue. One in five pregnancies end on their own before seven weeks due to natural processes, such as miscarriage. It is also very important to find out how far along you are in your pregnancy as this will determine which abortion procedures you would be eligible for. True Care Women’s Center can provide a free ultrasound so that you can have the information you need.
4. Provide Information on all Pregnancy Options– At True Care, we will give you information on all your pregnancy options. We will also provide a listing of community resources in Casper you may not know exist. Having accurate information on your options and learning about the many resources in our community will help you in your decision-making process.
No matter what choice you make regarding your pregnancy, even if you really don’t know right now, you owe it to yourself to have accurate information so you can make an educated, informed decision as to the outcome of your pregnancy. True Care Women’s Center in Casper wants to provide answers to your unexpected pregnancy questions. Set up your free, confidential appointment by calling our Scheduling Line at 307-215-9684.