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Frequently Asked Questions about pregnancy and pregnacy options like abortion, adoption and parenting.

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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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




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





Frequently Asked Questions