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  • Are You Pregnant?

    HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE REALLY PREGNANT?

    Some of the early signs of pregnancy can include:

    • Missed period

    • Nausea with or without vomiting

    • Tender, swollen breasts

    • Increased urination

    • Fatigue

     

    These are signs of pregnancy, but not proof of pregnancy. These symptoms can occur for other reasons besides pregnancy. The Pregnancy Resource Clinic provides laboratory-quality pregnancy testing so that you can know for sure. Call us at the PRC for your confidential appointment and no-cost pregnancy test.

    How soon should I get a pregnancy test?

    A pregnancy test works by identifying the HCG pregnancy hormone, which may be detected as early as 7 days after conception. If you’ve missed a period, go ahead and schedule a pregnancy test. For the most accurate results, wait one week after a missed period.

    Can I trust the results of the pregnancy test at your clinic?

    We use laboratory-quality pregnancy tests. The manufacturer of the tests advertises a 97 - 99 percent accuracy rate.

    My pregnancy test was negative—but I still don’t have my period. Should I have a second test?

    Yes, you may return for a second free pregnancy test a week after your first negative test at our center. The HCG hormone doubles every 2 days during the first three months of pregnancy, so if you are pregnant, the test should appear positive one week after a negative test.

    I’ve had two negative pregnancy tests—but no period. What should I do now?

    See your health care provider for assessment. If you need a referral or help finding a provider, our staff can help.

    Why is my home pregnancy test result different from the test result at the PRC?

    Many reasons can account for this. Home tests vary in accuracy and in sensitivity. Sometimes, home tests can give a positive result when you are not pregnant. The only way to be certain is to have a laboratory-quality test, which the PRC can provide, free of charge.

    To make an appointment, call 937.525.3780.

  • Decisions You May Be Facing

    THE DECISION IS YOURS

    Our trained Care Coordinators are here to provide trusted care, support, and resources designed to help you with your particular situation.  You may have decisions to make in your life, whether your pregnancy test is positive or negative.  Your Care Coordinator will help guide you through the decision process, so that you can make a decision and a plan that is right for you.

    If your pregnancy test is positive, you may have questions about:

    • How far along am I?  What can I expect with my body during pregnancy?  (The PRC can offer a free ultrasound to answer these questions.)

    • Abortion - What are the procedures? What are the risks? How will this affect me?

    • Adoption - How does this work? What is open adoption? How do I make an adoption plan?

    • Parenting - How can I afford a baby? What support is in the community?

    • Financial concerns - I'm worried about costs in my life right now.  I have no insurance; can I get insurance?

    • Job/ Education concerns - Where can I get job training?  I'd like to finish my education - how can I do that?

    • Relationship issues - I'm not sure about this relationship; my partner and I want a better relationship.

    • Medical concerns - How do I find a doctor?  How might this pregnancy affect my health?

    If your pregnancy test is negative, you may have some of those same questions and some others:

    • How can I keep from getting pregnant?

    • How can I reduce my risk of getting an STI (Sexually transmitted infection)?

    No matter what your concern, your Care Coordinator will:

    • help you sort through your priorities,

    • identify information you need to help you make a decision,

    • provide resources and referrals that will be helpful to you,

    • guide you through defining the 'next steps' in your action plan.

    The decision is yours and yours alone.  We are here to help you make an informed decision that you can feel confident is right for you.

    To schedule an appointment at the PRC, call 937.525.3780.

    For more information on abortion and abortion healing, go to www.abortionchangesyou.com

  • About Abortion

    At the Pregnancy Resource Clinic, you will receive trustworthy and accurate health information on abortion.  As with any medical or surgical procedure, you should be completely informed about the procedure and the risks involved.  When you meet with your Care Coordinator at the PRC, she will provide the information that you determine you need to know in order to make an informed decision. We care about you and are here to help you find answers to your questions.

    TWO TYPES OF ABORTIONS

    1. Chemical Abortion:

    Involves the use of medications to end a pregnancy. It does not require anesthesia or surgery, but the medications can only be used in early pregnancy.  If the chemical abortion is not complete, a surgical abortion may still be required.

    2. Surgical Abortion:

    The contents of the uterus are removed through surgery. Various methods are used, according to the number of weeks of pregnancy and gestational age of the fetus.  Anesthesia may or may not be used - the decision for this is usually determined by the cost and what the patient is able to pay.

    RISKS OF ABORTION

    • For chemical abortion (RU-486):  infection, sepsis (infection of the bloodstream), & rarely death.

    • As with any surgery, there are physical risks associated with surgical abortion, including:  bleeding, infection, damage to the cervix or uterus, infertility issues, & rarely death.

    • Emotional symptoms experienced by some women after abortion include: guilt, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction, relationship problems, alcohol and drug abuse.  For some women these emotional symptoms may last for years or decades.

    The PRC offers trusted care, support, and resources regarding all pregnancy options. We do not offer or refer for abortion services. We provide free ultrasound scans to determine gestational age and viability.

    To schedule an appointment at the PRC, call 937.525.3780.

    For more information on abortion and abortion healing, go to www.abortionchangesyou.com

  • Ultrasound Scans

    SO YOUR PREGNANCY TEST IS POSITIVE.  WHAT NOW?

    The next step is to confirm your pregnancy.  This can be done through a Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Exam, which is offered free of charge at the Pregnancy Resource Clinic.

    An ultrasound exam will determine:

    1. if there is a pregnancy in your uterus.

    Rarely a pregnancy can start outside of the uterus in the fallopian tubes or other areas (this is called an ectopic pregnancy), and this is a medical emergency, requiring immediate medical attention.

    2. if there is a heartbeat.

    One out of four pregnancies end in a miscarriage.  If there is no heartbeat, and the pregnancy is at least 6 weeks along, then a miscarriage could be imminent, and medical care should be sought.

    3. how many weeks along the pregnancy is.

    This information is particularly helpful when the mom’s menstrual cycles are irregular.

    • Scans are performed by trained Registered Nurses only.  An OB/GYN physician oversees this program as the clinic’s medical director.

    • The ultrasound exam is an important early step as you make decisions about your pregnancy.  During an ultrasound visit you will meet and speak with a registered nurse, who will answer your questions and share information you want to know.  We care about you and your health.

    • If you are experiencing health issues such as bleeding or pain, you should seek immediate medical attention from a physician or emergency department.

    • If you have a positive pregnancy test, a free ultrasound scan is available at the Pregnancy Resource Clinic by appointment only.

    Please call 937.525.3780 for more information or to make an appointment.

  • Sex & Health

    Being sexually active carries with it some risks that many do not think about until it is too late.  In addition to the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy, there is the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  You will find on this page facts about STDs from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and some statistics that may impact your decisions in this area.

    STDs – DID YOU KNOW?*

    • 1 in 4 teens in Clark County, Ohio, are presently infected with an STD.

    • 1 in 5 Americans of all ages are presently infected with an STD.

    • STDs are contagious, even when no symptoms exist.

    • Two of the most commonly reported STDs — chlamydia and gonorrhea — pose a particular risk to the health of women, as both can result in infertility if left untreated.

    • HIV/AIDS has killed nearly half a million Americans.  Many people are living with HIV/AIDS, however not everyone has been tested.  About 1 out of 4 people are undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection.

    • You can have an STD, never know it, and pass it on to others, including your baby if you are pregnant.

    *http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats07/trends.htm (Centers for Disease Control, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:

    • Get tested!  Testing is available at the Clark County Health Department, 529 E. Home Rd., Springfield, OH 45503.  937.390.5600.

    • Learn about ways to reduce your risk for STDs.  The PRC can provide more information about this.  Condoms, when used correctly every time, can reduce your risk by 20%.  However, only abstinence until marriage  (a long term, committed relationship where both uninfected partners are having sex only with each other)  provides 100% effective protection from STDs.

    • If you are pregnant, ask your OB doctor to test you for STDs, as not all doctors routinely perform these tests.

    • In the Springfield area, STD testing is available through:

          Clark County Combined Health District

          (Health Department)

          529 E. Home Rd.

          Springfield, OH 45503

          937.390.5600

    Call the PRC at 937.525.3780 to learn more about your risk of getting STDs and how to reduce your risk.

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