3 Reasons to Visit a Pregnancy Center Before Getting an Abortion

3 Reasons to Visit a Pregnancy Center Before Getting an Abortion

If you are currently pregnant and looking at all your options, a pregnancy resource center is a great place to start. For starters, it can be overwhelming to read all of the options online without having another knowledgeable person to help you evaluate the options in a non-judgemental way.

From counseling to medical help, there are endless resources and community referrals available to you through your local pregnancy center.

Receive Lab-Quality Pregnancy Testing for Free

You will first want to confirm your pregnancy before anything else, especially if you have taken an at-home pregnancy test or are relying on common pregnancy symptoms such as tender or sore breasts, fatigue, nausea, or missed periods, etc. 

At First Coast Women’s Services, we offer confidential, medical-grade pregnancy testing, which is essential before moving forward.

Receive a Free Ultrasound to Eliminate Pregnancy Complications

After you’ve confirmed the pregnancy, you’ll want to get an ultrasound so you know how far along you are and eliminate the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. 

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1 out of every 50 pregnancies (20 out of 1,000). Ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and can be life-threatening to the mother, so it’s important to schedule an ultrasound to verify the status and location of your pregnancy. This is an additional service offered at local pregnancy centers.

Learn About Helpful Resources With Our Compassionate Team

No one can make a pregnancy decision for you. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone and you deserve to know your options. Learn what is available to you in a pressure-free environment with our client advocates who are there to offer support and let you explore all your options. Visit our website to schedule one today!