You believe you’re pregnant. You’ve taken 10 pregnancy tests at home, hoping the first nine were mistaken and really didn’t show a positive result. After that 10th positive reading and the constant churning in your stomach and chewing on your lip, you decide it’s time to learn for sure – what do you do? Where in Natrona County can you go to find answers?
True Care Women’s Resource Center provides free pregnancy testing and ultrasound for women who have a positive pregnancy test at the Center. Our pregnancy tests are laboratory quality and are performed by trained, medical professionals. We are here to help women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies. In addition to the pregnancy testing and ultrasound, our other services include sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea as well as a pregnancy options consultation.
What Are my Options?
When a woman is pregnant, she has two choices: abort the pregnancy or carry it to term. Neither is a real easy choice – either one can, and often does, affect you for the rest of your life. You, the pregnant woman, must make an important decision, oftentimes the most important decision of your life. It’s not a choice to be made lightly nor is it a choice one should make without important facts and relevant information.
More than 1.2 million abortions take place in the United States every year. Abortion isn’t always just taking a pill to make something go away – it isn’t like taking an aspirin to get rid of a headache. Some abortions are surgical, depending upon how far along a woman is in her pregnancy. At True Care, we can answer the question, “How far along am I?” with the technology of ultrasound conducted by our medically-trained and certified nurses.
If you think you’re pregnant and are considering abortion, it’s important for you to get that information. Knowing how far along you are will help you understand what type of abortion procedure you qualify for. We provide education with relevant, timely information on the various types of abortion procedures based upon how far along you are.
Next week, we’ll look at a pregnant woman’s option of carrying to term and what her two choices within that option are. Meantime, if you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, let us help answer three important questions:
(1) Am I really pregnant?
(2) If so, how far along am I?
(3) Do I have a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? – if you do, and it goes untreated, that disease could affect your future fertility.