Frequently Asked Questions

Pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy may include a missed period, nausea-with or without vomiting, tender or swollen breasts, increased urination, fatigue, and food aversions or cravings. If you think you may be pregnant, our clinic can provide you with a free pregnancy test. Call today to schedule your free appointment.

A pregnancy test works by identifying a specific pregnancy hormone. If you’ve missed a period, call and schedule a pregnancy test appointment today.

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

At the PRC, we can help you calculate and estimate how far along you are in your pregnancy. We also offer a second appointment for an ultrasound to accurately establish how far along you are.  Schedule an appointment with us today.

If you have two negative tests, but still haven’t had your period, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider for an assessment.

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.

Sex and Health

The morning-after pill is a high-dosage hormonal birth control pill that women take up to 72 hours after intercourse.  Dependent upon where you are in your cycle, it’s designed to:

  • Prevent or delay ovulation (e.g. the release of an egg from your ovaries)
  • Interfere with the fertilization of an egg.
  • Prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus by altering the uterine lining.

Morning-after pills should not be used as regular birth control as their safety has not been tested.  They are not approved by the FDA or recommended by the manufacturer for routine use.

The morning-after pill will not stop the development of a fetus once the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus.  In other words, if you’re already pregnant when you take it, it will not work.

No, Plan B One-step (a.k.a. the morning-after pill) is not the same as RU-486, which is a medical abortion.

Yes, there can be side effects, ranging from stomach pain, headache and fatigue to dizziness, menstrual pain, and cramping.

Sexually-transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually-transmitted Infections (STIs) are medical infections transmitted through sexual contact.  There are numerous STDs and STIs, but some of the most common ones are HPV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV.

All STDs and STIs are different.  Many people with HPV or Chlamydia don’t develop symptoms but can still infect others through sexual contact.  Symptoms for Gonorrhea may include pain when urinating or heavy menstrual bleeding.  Flu-like symptoms can develop with HIV such as a fever, sore throat, and fatigue.

Yes, you can be pregnant and also have an STI.  If you’re not sure you’re pregnant, call us..

The Pregnancy Resource Clinic does offer limited STI testing.  If you suspect that you have an STI, we provide urine test and treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea at no cost.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan can detect the fetal heartbeat and determine how far along your pregnancy is.

All ultrasound scans are performed by trained registered nurses.  An OB/GYN physician oversees the program as the clinic’s medical director.

Your Visit

All our services are available at no cost.

No, all appointments are completely confidential.

Due to the COVID-19 virus; we currently cannot accept walk-ins.  Please call and schedule your appointment today.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we currently are not allowing any guests to accompany you to your appointments.