Pregnancy and Pregnancy Options
Signs of Pregnancy
Symptoms of pregnancy may vary as all women are different nor are pregnancies all alike. The most significant symptom is a missed menstrual cycle. Most women have a 28-day menstrual cycle. An egg becomes ripe and is released from the ovary on or around 14 days after the first day of the last menstrual cycle. Chances of impregnation are significant if intercourse takes place during ovulation.
SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
- Sore and swollen breasts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite changes
- Raised basal temperature
- Slight bleeding or spotting (might occur when the fertilized egg implants onto the uterine wall)
- Mood swings
QUESTIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY
- When was your last period?
- What are your symptoms?
- How long have you experienced your symptoms?
- Have you taken a medical-quality pregnancy test?
NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
If you are pregnant, the first question you will want to know is how far along you are? You will need to know the first day of your last period even though conception could have been several days after your period ended. Ovulation usually occurs in the middle of a 28-day cycle – or about 14 days after the first day of your last period. If you were sexually active around the time of ovulation, it’s possible to become pregnant.
MAP and Emergency Contraception
Before you take the morning after pill, be sure you understand what it is, how it works, and what will be taking place in your body. We can help you to understand this information.
The morning after pill, sold over the counter as Plan B One Step® and Next Choice, is intended to be taken as soon as possible within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. But there are many factors to consider.
- DOES IT WORK?
- WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
- HOW WILL IT AFFECT ME?
- WHAT IF I AM ALREADY PREGNANT?
- AM I AT RISK FOR AN STD?
- WHAT IF I’VE TAKEN IT BEFORE AND NEED IT AGAIN?
These are great questions to ask and we offer real help and real answers. All our services are free and confidential. Make an appointment and talk to us.
There are multiple means to prevent pregnancy. We have the information to help choose which one is the best for you. We offer free birth control education and information. You have control over your body – we will teach you how to understand your body and how it’s made and how powerful it is when planning or avoiding pregnancy.
If you are considering adoption we offer information and emotional support to help you make that decision. We can also give you a list of adoption agencies to choose from that can guide you through the adoption process. We offer direct referral and help you set up an appointment.
Abortion Recovery Support Group – Many women struggle with stress, guilt, and emotional trauma after having an abortion. Group meetings are offered for women experiencing post-abortion stress, providing a confidential, non-judgmental environment in which you can begin to heal.