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Think you might be pregnant? Your first step is to take a pregnancy test. The Women's Center of Eastern Connecticut can provide you with a lab quality urine pregnancy test, of which the results can be discussed in minutes.  All our services are free and confidential.
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Estoy embarazada?

¿ Piensas que podrías estar embarazada? Su primer paso es hacerse una prueba de embarazo. El Women's Center of Eastern Connecticut puede proporcionarle una prueba de embarazo en orina con calidad de laboratorio, cuyos resultados se pueden discutir en minutos.  Todos nuestros servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales. Consulte nuestra Calculadora de embarazo para determinar qué tan avanzado podría estar.  

 

  • I’m pregnant. What are my options?
    If you are pregnant, you have more options than you think. Our caring staff will discuss all your options with you, without judgment. All the resources we provide are completely objective and we’ll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy.
  • What do I need at my first appointment?
    The only thing Women's Center of EC asks, is that you bring a photo ID.
  • How much does an appointment cost?
    Because we care about your health and wellbeing, your appointment with us is completely free and confidential. You do not need to bring any form of payment or health insurance with you to your appointment, just a photo ID.
  • How do I know if I'm pregnant?
    Because each woman and each pregnancy is unique, symptoms may vary. However, the most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. If you have missed a period, it’s best to make an appointment for a free pregnancy test at our center. Other common pregnancy symptoms include fatigue, nausea, bloating, darkening of the nipples, cramping/spotting, and frequent urination.
  • How does a pregnancy test work?
    During your appointment, we collect a small sample of urine. A urine pregnancy test detects the presence of hCG, which is a hormone associated with pregnancy. If hCG is detected in your urine, that means you have a positive test. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests can be accurate, but often women take them too early or don’t follow the directions carefully. Even if you have taken a home pregnancy test, confirm your results with free pregnancy testing at Womens Center EC
  • When should I get an ultrasound?
    After you have received a positive pregnancy test, it may be time to get a limited obstetric ultrasound. An ultrasound can diagnose pregnancy, determine how far along you are and detect a fetal heartbeat.
  • Do you have trained medical staff?
    Yes. All our medical services are provided by licsened medical professionals. Women's Center of EC medical professionals on staff include: Medical Doctor Registered Nurses Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • What are the signs of an STI?
    Most STIs do not exhibit unique symptoms, and most symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses. That’s why it’s important to get tested after unprotected sex. Waiting too long to get tested and treated for an STI puts you and your partner at risk for severe health complications.
  • I’m struggling in my relationship, can you help?"
    Yes! We’ve mentored thousands in healthy relationship building skills. Relationships can be hard but we are here to help.
  • Does my significant other have a say in my decision?
    Whether you are a woman or man facing an unexpected pregnancy, you don’t have to go through it alone. You both should have an open discussion regarding your options and make an informed decision together on what to do moving forward. We can help facilitate these conversations and provide you with the information you need
  • What if I don’t know how to be a good parent?
    No one is a parenting expert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t provide your child with love and support. We offer parenting classes to help you learn the ins and outs of being a good parent during each stage of your child’s life. Call or text us today to learn more about our free parenting program and how it can benefit you.
  • What if I don't live close to the Women's Center?
    If you live in another community and are not sure if you can make it to our Center, consider visiting our Mobile Care van, which schedules travel to communities throughout the state.

El síntoma más común del embarazo es la falta de un período; sin embargo, existen otros síntomas que puede experimentar. Haga clic en los síntomas a continuación para obtener más información. 

Referencia del artículo de Mayoclinic.org de mayo de 2019. Lea más sobre el embarazo y los síntomas en mayoclinic.org.

Ultrasound
¿Que sigue?

Después de realizar una prueba de embarazo y recibir resultados positivos, el siguiente paso es recibir  una ecografía obstétrica limitada .  Un ultrasonido es un procedimiento seguro e indoloro. Una máquina de ultrasonido utiliza ondas sonoras para crear  una imagen del interior de su cuerpo, que incluye el útero y el feto, y  le brinda información importante sobre su embarazo.  Un ultrasonido puede  confirmar su embarazo , mostrar la edad gestacional de su embarazo y así como determinar  donde se ubica el embarazo .   

Confirmando un embarazo es importante  porque  u p a 20% de todos los embarazos terminan en un aborto involuntario natural. El propósito de una ecografía es asegurar que su embarazo sea viable (se detecta un latido). Una vez que tenga esta información, puede comenzar a considerar sus opciones.

 

Es necesario conocer la edad gestacional , o qué tan avanzado está el embarazo si está considerando el aborto, la adopción o la crianza de los hijos. Los diferentes procedimientos de aborto se determinan en función de la duración del embarazo, y la atención prenatal es una parte importante para mantenerse saludable durante el embarazo.  Independientemente de las opciones que esté considerando, es fundamental conocerlas.

También es importante determinar dónde se ubica el embarazo.  A veces, un óvulo fertilizado no se adhiere al útero como debería. Si se adhiere a algún otro lugar, como dentro de una trompa de Falopio, se llama embarazo ectópico. Los embarazos ectópicos son peligrosos y deben ser tratados de inmediato por un profesional médico. El Centro de la Mujer está comprometido con el cuidado y la salud de todos nuestros clientes.

Si experimenta alguno de los síntomas de embarazo anteriores, comuníquese con el Centro de mujeres  para  agendar una cita de trabajo  para su prueba de embarazo y ultrasonido gratis. 


 

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