Frequently Asked Questions

When should I get an ultrasound?

A positive result on a pregnancy test doesn’t give you enough information about your pregnancy. Your next step after the test is an ultrasound. There are a couple of things you need to know. For instance, if you’re considering abortion, you need to know how far along you are. The number of weeks determines which abortion procedure you qualify for.

Experts say up to 20% or maybe even more known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Only an ultrasound can tell you if you’ve miscarried or not. It’s possible to get a positive result on a pregnancy test even if you’ve miscarried because your body takes time to readjust.

How do I know if I am pregnant?

There are several early symptoms of pregnancy. The most common symptom is a missed period but your menstrual cycle can change for several reasons, not just pregnancy. Your first step is to confirm your pregnancy with our free pregnancy testing service. To get the most accurate result, you should wait at least one week after your missed period. After a positive pregnancy test, it’s time for an ultrasound. You need an ultrasound to verify how many weeks you’ve been pregnant and whether or not you’ve miscarried.

What are the signs of an std?

Often, people don’t realize they have an STD because many don’t have immediate symptoms. However, if you leave them untreated, they can develop into serious health problems. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have risen. The most affected age group is 15 to 24-year-olds. The CDC recommends you get tested even if you’re currently in a monogamous relationship. Any time you have a new partner, it’s important that you both get tested. Early detection is important for your reproductive health and safety.

Is abortion my only option?

You have three options for your unplanned pregnancy. One of them is abortion and the other two are making an adoption plan for your child or parenting. With adoption, the birth mother makes all of the decisions from the adoptive family to the type of adoption plan she’s most comfortable with. If you choose to parent, there are many resources available today to give you the support you need. It’s important that you get as much information about each of your options as possible. You want to make a confident decision and the more knowledge you have, the more confident you’ll be.

What does it cost to come to New Life Clinic?

There’s no need to bring an insurance ID card to your appointment at New Life Clinic. All of our services are completely free and strictly confidential. We don’t believe anyone should have to pay to get the answers they need about their unplanned pregnancy.