How to Deal with an Unexpected Pregnancy

When wondering how to deal with an unexpected pregnancy, you may feel that you are all alone. It is a chaotic time with your emotions kicked into high gear and it can be hard to think clearly. And when you use your phone to look for help, you get information overload. You are probably asking yourself – who can I turn to for help and who can I trust?

At Willow Womens Center, YOU are our priority. If you are unsure of your first step and don’t know where to go, make an appointment at our clinic. We offer a kind, compassionate atmosphere with advocates and licensed medical professionals who will guide you along this new path, give you the information you need, answer your questions, and keep your visit completely confidential.

We care about you holistically: physically, emotionally, spiritually and want to support you in all of those areas.

First Steps

During your appointment, we will offer you a free pregnancy test to confirm your at-home results. At-home tests can occasionally give false results for a variety of reasons, so a second medical-grade test can be important.

If your test results are positive, we will offer you a free ultrasound to confirm the viability of your pregnancy, and to determine how far along your pregnancy is. This is a critical step. An ultrasound that shows the pregnancy is not viable will end in miscarriage.

Up to 20 percent of all pregnancies result in miscarriage and up to 80 percent of those will happen in the first three months of pregnancy. We don’t want you to decide upon, pay for and have an abortion that would not be necessary.

Testing for STIs

We will also help you determine the need for STI testing. This is an important step, especially if you are considering an abortion. Left untreated prior to an abortion, STIs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) when bacteria from an active enters the uterus during the abortion procedure.

This condition affects nearly one million women each year. Some have few or no symptoms even though serious damage is being done to reproductive organs. Other women will endure chronic abdominal pain, fever, vaginal discharge, and painful sex. For many it can cause permanent damage including scar tissue that causes infertility.

Your Options

During your visit we will also help you evaluate your options—abortion, parenting and adoption—in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions and exploring your options in a way that best fits you.

Make an Appointment

Call and make an appointment at our clinic. We are here to support you, to empower you to make the decision that is best for you. We will not try to talk you out of, or into, one choice or another—only you can make that decision.

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