Unexpectedly Pregnant, Now What?

Dealing with an unexpected pregnancy can lead to a whirlwind of emotions. It may cause you to doubt your goals and aspirations for the future. The key to making decisions you are comfortable with rests in receiving answers to all of your questions. Then, using your values and goals as a lens, you must consider each option using critical thinking.

Get Tested

You might wonder why you need a second pregnancy test done. We know you likely took one at home and, while reliable, there are instances where a false result has happened (you might have even taken three). When you come in, we will offer a free pregnancy test to double check your at-home result. Most importantly is that you get a verification signed by our nurse. You will need a signed pregnancy verification to begin your next step of care including; prenatal care, applying for insurance or MediCal, and even abortion. The next step, if the pregnancy test is positive, is to have an ultrasound done in order to confirm the viability of your pregnancy. Our ObGyn will review your ultrasound to determine if your pregnancy is viable or not. They also check to see how far along the pregnancy is to make sure it is not an ectopic pregnancy, which can be very dangerous. It is important to get tested for a STD. An untreated STD can cause serious complications [1]. Additionally, an untreated STI could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease [2] if an abortion is performed. While our clinic doesn’t perform this type of testing, we provide a referral to CAPS.

Get All the Information You Need

Once testing has been completed, our caring, licensed medical professionals will go over all the test results with you, answer your questions, and make sure you have all the facts and data you need to make an informed choice for your future. We will walk through your options—abortion, parenting, and adoption—and give you all the information you need on each of the three choices you have. We are committed to providing clear, unbiased information, given at no charge, and with no agenda. We know that it will help bring you some peace and much-needed confidence. No matter which direction you choose, Pregnancy Care Clinic will stand by your side.

Make an Appointment

At Pregnancy Care Clinic, we offer all of our services free of charge and will stand by your side, helping you to sort through your emotions so you can make a confident decision. We offer you real healthcare and real choices. Make an appointment today to speak to one of our advocates. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/baby/pregnancy-sexually-transmitted-diseases#1 Breeding, D., RN. (2009, August 6). Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Don't Let It Sneak Up on You. Retrieved from http://www.obgyn.net/pelvic-pain/pelvic-inflammatory-disease-dont-let-it-sneak-you