Signs and Symptoms of an Incomplete Abortion
woman sitting on a couch holding her midsection in pain after an incomplete abortion

At Willow Womens Center, we understand the stress and overwhelm that accompany unplanned pregnancies. On top of deciding the future for your baby, you also have to consider the risk you are accepting for yourself with each option. All options come with inherent risk. Unfortunately, some women who make the difficult choice to terminate their pregnancy end up experiencing an unexpected complication: incomplete abortion.

Women and couples who find out they are expecting typically have three options:

  • Choosing to continue the pregnancy and raise the child, which involves significant responsibility but can be rewarding with the right support and resources
  • Carrying the pregnancy to term and then placing the child with adoptive parents, where you can choose whether to maintain contact with the child or not
  • Terminating the pregnancy through surgical or medical interventions, which is typically only available if the pregnancy is still in early stages

The decision to have an abortion is a complex and deeply personal one based on emotional readiness for parenting, personal beliefs, financial circumstances, and more. Pregnancy options counseling, community support services, and parenting classes can offer tremendous support during the decision-making process. The more you know, the easier it is to make an informed decision.

In this blog, we will explore incomplete abortions in depth. We will discuss what an incomplete abortion is, what causes it, the signs and symptoms, when to see a doctor and more.

What is an Incomplete Abortion?

First, it is important to understand abortion. Abortion refers to the termination of a pregnancy, resulting in the removal or expulsion of the products of conception and preventing further development and potential birth. Abortion can be performed using medication to induce the termination of pregnancy for women who are less than 10 weeks pregnant. It can also be performed surgically through procedures like vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage (D&C) and dilation and evacuation (D&E).

Just like its name suggests, an incomplete abortion occurs when your medical or surgical abortion fails to fully remove all pregnancy and fetal tissue from your womb. This remaining tissue can lead to problems and complications. In some cases, a viable pregnancy remains.

What Causes an Incomplete Abortion

Incomplete abortions occur most often when the abortion pill – or medications used to induce abortion – are taken too late in pregnancy. This can happen if the pregnancy isn’t confirmed before the abortion pill is prescribed. It can also happen if you take the abortion pill without receiving corresponding medical care. This is most common when the pill is ordered online or received from someone who is not authorized to give it to you.

Incomplete surgical abortions can be caused by anatomical differences that make it more challenging to remove all of the productions of conception. Complications during the procedure can also increase your risk.

It is imperative to have an ultrasound examination before an abortion procedure. Seek guidance from a qualified medical professional to prevent this and other serious complications.

What are the Symptoms of an Incomplete Abortion

After your medical or surgical abortion, follow your provider’s instructions for recovery.

It is normal to experience some cramping and bleeding after a medical or surgical abortion. Symptoms that might indicate there is still some tissue remaining include:

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  • continued or heavy bleeding beyond what is expected after an abortion
  • persistent or increasing abdominal or pelvic pain, which might be accompanied by cramping
  • a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • passing large clots or visible tissue that seems to be different from what you expect after an abortion
  • foul-smelling discharge
  • signs of pregnancy after abortion like breast tenderness, fatigue, or nausea that persist after the procedure

What to Do if You are Having These Symptoms

If you think you might have an incomplete abortion, see a doctor as soon as possible. If you develop a fever after a surgical or medical abortion, seek emergency medical attention.

How Likely is an Incomplete Abortion?

Almost half of all abortions are unsafe. Unsafe abortions are most likely to result in serious and life-threatening complications.

The likelihood of incomplete abortion is substantially lowered when you partner with a qualified team to determine the gestational age of the fetus before moving forward with an abortion and, if you choose, plan and carry out the termination of pregnancy. Only take medications prescribed to you by a doctor who is treating you.

Sometimes, anatomical abnormalities lead to this complication in even the safest situations.

Treatment for Incomplete Abortion

First, an ultrasound is required to confirm if tissue remains in the uterus after your procedure. Then, there are three primary approaches to incomplete abortion:

  • monitoring ongoing hCG levels and preparing for a potentially successful pregnancy
  • removing the remnants of the pregnancy through vacuum aspiration, an outpatient procedure
  • removing the remnants of the pregnancy through the administration of medication

In some cases, women go on to have healthy pregnancies and deliveries after a failed abortion. The team at Willow Womens Center has helped women in this situation understand their options, get the care they need and prepare to parent their children.

Do you think you might be pregnant? Willow Womens Center offers free, compassionate services for women and couples facing unplanned pregnancy, including:

  • STI screening and treatment
  • early ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy and gestational age
  • pregnancy options counseling to help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of all of the options available to you
  • parenting classes
  • free disposable diapers for women in need through their Diaper Assistance Program

The more you know about all of the options available to you as you embark on this journey, the more likely you are to make the best option for you and your family. Whether you are considering your options, need information, or are seeking healthcare, we can help. Schedule your free consultation appointment today online or by calling Willow Womens Center at 608-312-2025. Our compassionate team is here to listen and help.

Why Are Prenatal Vitamins Important?
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When you find out that you are expecting, one of the first tasks on your list will be selecting a prenatal vitamin. In this blog post, we discuss what prenatal vitamins are and the most important nutrients during pregnancy.

What are Prenatal Vitamins?

Many patients ask, “Why are prenatal vitamins important?” Just like your own body needs vitamins and minerals to function properly, a fetus needs certain vitamins and minerals to grow properly. A fetus can only get these nutrients through its mother, and its mother can get the nutrients she needs through her diet and supplemental vitamins.

Prenatal vitamins are multivitamins designed with the developing fetus in mind; they help bridge the gap if your diet lacks some of the vitamins and minerals required for development. They are typically bought over-the-counter and taken by mouth daily during pregnancy.

Most Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

While having a balanced diet that provides as many vitamins and minerals as possible is important, certain nutrients are more critical during pregnancy. Those are folic acid, iron, calcium, vitamin D, omega 3, iodine, and zinc. Here, we explore them in detail to better understand the role they play in pregnancy and some of the risks associated with deficiency.

Folic Acid

Folic acid is important in pregnancy because it supports healthy fetal development. This B vitamin is necessary for neural tube formation in the early stages of pregnancy, which eventually becomes the baby’s brain and spinal cord. A folic acid deficiency during the first trimester can cause neural tube defects like spina bifida, a serious genetic condition characterized by a wide range of physical and neurological issues.

Additionally, folic acid aids in DNA and red blood cell production.


Iron, which is responsible for making hemoglobin and transporting oxygen throughout the body, is vital during pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your blood volume will increase and more iron will be required to make more blood and supply your baby with oxygen.

Not getting enough iron through diet and supplements can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which can cause fatigue, breathing problems, fainting, sleep issues, and palpitations for the mother. Anemia also has a negative impact on the baby, increasing the risk of fetal death.


Calcium is an important nutrient for both mother and baby. Both need calcium for blood clotting, muscle function, and nerve transmission, while the baby also needs adequate calcium to develop strong bones and a functioning nervous system. If the mother’s diet lacks calcium, the mother’s body will draw calcium from her bones to supply it for the baby, leading to maternal bone density loss.

To help increase the likelihood that the baby will have enough calcium, the mother’s digestive system increases absorption of calcium during pregnancy. That means you will absorb more calcium from the foods and supplements that enter your body when you are pregnant than you will from those you eat or take when you are not pregnant. Taking calcium supplements during pregnancy can also help prevent preeclampsia and preterm birth.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important during pregnancy because it aids in calcium absorption, supports the immune system, regulates cell growth, prevents pregnancy complications like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, and improves maternal mood and mental health. While you can get some vitamin D from sunlight and foods like fortified cereal and milk, most expectant mothers need to take prenatal vitamins to get enough vitamin D in the diet during pregnancy.

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy can impair fetal bone development, reduce maternal bone density, put both mom and baby at higher risk of infection, and increase your risk of preterm birth, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes.

Omega 3

Two omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) play a pivotal role in fetal development and maternal and fetal health. These fatty acids are needed for fetal brain and eye development and the mother’s heart health and can reduce the risk of preterm birth. Omega-3 deficiency can lead to reduced behavioral and neurological function for the baby, impaired eye and brain development, and increased risk of preterm birth along with potential mood disorders in the mother.

You can get omega-3 fatty acids in your diet by eating fatty fish like salmon, sardines, trout, and mackerel but many women also need a supplemental prenatal vitamin.


Iodine is important in pregnancy for a multitude of reasons: it supports the mother’s thyroid hormone production, is essential for fetal brain development, and supports the mother’s overall health and well-being, which is crucial for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Most prenatal vitamins contain iodine, but it is still a good idea to check with your healthcare provider to ensure you are getting as much iodine as recommended. Dietary sources of iodine like iodized salt, seafood, and dairy products, can also contribute to daily requirements. Please note, that too much iodine can have adverse effects.


Zinc aids in maternal health, wound healing, enzyme function, and immune support. Perhaps most importantly, zinc is critical for the formation of DNA and RNA, cell division, and tissue repair which can prevent birth defects like cleft lip, cleft palate, and neural tube defects. You can find zinc in prenatal vitamins and lean meats, seafood, poultry, nuts, legumes, and dairy products.

Schedule an Appointment

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To learn more about prenatal vitamins or work through the difficult decisions that follow an unexpected pregnancy – with compassionate and empathetic support, schedule an appointment at Willow Womens Center today. We offer STI screening, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, free parenting classes, free diapers, and more. We can also answer questions about your options following an unexpected pregnancy – adoption, abortion, and parenting – and point you toward other agencies and resources who can help.

What is an Incomplete Miscarriage?  
An Asian American Woman lies in a hospital bed after an incomplete miscarriage

Genetic variances, chromosomal problems, or maternal health conditions can lead to miscarriage, or pregnancy loss before twenty weeks. Suffering through a miscarriage can be both physically and emotionally challenging, but it is relatively common, affecting up to 20% of known pregnancies. Miscarriage often occurs before a woman is even aware she is pregnant and is often mistaken for a routine menstrual period. Most miscarriages occur in the first three months of pregnancy.

What is an Incomplete Miscarriage?

During a miscarriage, the cervix dilates and blood, fluid, and fetal tissue are passed from the body through the vagina until no pregnancy tissue remains in the womb. In most cases, the tissue will pass on its own over the course of a few hours to a few days.

Sometimes, the body has trouble passing the pregnancy tissue and it remains in the womb. This is called an incomplete miscarriage. It can be hard to detect an incomplete miscarriage as the signs and symptoms are typically the same as a complete miscarriage: back pain, cramping, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and loss of pregnancy symptoms like breast tenderness or morning sickness. Without treatment, an incomplete miscarriage can lead to prolonged bleeding, excessive bleeding, or even infection which can be a serious medical condition.

These same symptoms can also occur after an abortion if not all of the tissue is removed. Diagnosis and treatment will follow similar procedures whether the pregnancy was lost through spontaneous miscarriage or abortion.

It is important to note that in some rare cases, a miscarriage is not passed at all. This occurs when the pregnancy is no longer viable but the cervix does not dilate and bleeding does not begin on its own. Different from an incomplete miscarriage, this is called a missed miscarriage.

How Are Incomplete Miscarriages Treated?

The same woman has her hand held by her doctor after an incomplete misscarriage

The most important first step is getting a diagnosis from your trusted healthcare provider, if you suspect you had any form of miscarriage. Only a qualified healthcare professional can diagnose an incomplete miscarriage. It is important to schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN as soon as possible if you believe you may not have passed all the tissue after a miscarriage.

There are two steps in diagnosing an incomplete miscarriage: first, your doctor will need to confirm that you are or have been miscarrying, and then, they will need to confirm if some pregnancy tissue remains in the womb. Incomplete miscarriage is diagnosed through a combination of tests such as a pelvic exam, fetal heart monitoring, a quantitative hCG blood test, and/or ultrasound. Some tests are conducted to confirm the miscarriage, while others help your provider see any tissue that has been left behind. Your provider will likely also ask questions about your signs and symptoms, including when you began bleeding.

Treatment varies depending on the unique circumstances for every patient, and may include:

  • waiting for your body passes the tissue on it is own, without intervention
  • dilation and curettage (D&C), a surgical procedure to remove any remaining tissue 
  • administration of misoprostol, a medication to medically remove the tissue

While most patients do have the option to wait and see if the tissue passes on its own, some patients choose either medical or surgical treatment to avoid prolonging the miscarriage. Patients who experience an infection as a complication of an incomplete miscarriage may need additional treatment, such as oral or IV antibiotics or, in rare cases, even hospitalization and inpatient treatment. Your healthcare provider can help you determine which approach is best for your situation.

It is important to know that surgical treatment of a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy are legal in Wisconsin.

Coping with an Incomplete Miscarriage

Losing a pregnancy affects each woman differently. While some women experience incredible and debilitating grief, others do not experience those same feelings. There is no right way or wrong way to feel after an incomplete miscarriage; whether you are grieving or not, it is perfectly normal. It is also important to understand that women may grieve separate miscarriages in different ways.

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The stages of grief that you might experience – not necessarily in this order – include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. It can take weeks, months, or in some cases years to work through grief after loss. It is worth mentioning that grief is a highly individual and personal experience, and not everyone will go through these stages in the same way or in a linear fashion. Some people may also experience additional stages or different variations of these stages. It is essential to remember that there is no right or wrong way to grieve or to deal with a miscarriage or pregnancy loss. Seeking support from loved ones or professionals can be beneficial during the process.

It is important to care for your physical and emotional health after any type of miscarriage. Some of the steps you can take as you work through the stages of grief include:

  • Honoring the life that was lost. Choosing a name, holding a small, private ceremony, or planting a tree in their memory are a few ways to honor the life that was lost.
  • Leaning on your partner. If you have a partner, remember that they too are likely experiencing complicated feelings following the miscarriage. Include your partner in decisions and lean on them for emotional support. Respect their individual way of grieving. 
  • Seek counseling. Mental health support while you work through the stages of grief can help you manage and cope with your feelings.
  • Look for nonprofit support. There are a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide free resources and support after miscarriage.

While Willow Womens Center in Beloit, WI, does not treat for miscarriages, we do provide free pregnancy-related and educational services. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to support you through every stage of your journey. Whether you are seeking pregnancy testing, options counseling, or post-abortion care, we provide confidential and non-judgmental care. Take control of your health and well-being today. Contact Willow Womens Center at 608-312-2025 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. Your care and comfort are our top priorities. Reach out now and let us be your trusted partner. 

Postpartum Depression Self Care   
A mother suffering from postpartum depression is learning about overcoming postpartum depression

Feeling a wide range of emotions after childbirth, including joy, excitement, love, stress, anxiety, relief, irritability, mood swings, sadness, loneliness, and exhaustion is normal. But for some new moms, these feelings of exhaustion and loneliness are accompanied by worrisome symptoms and do not let up after a few weeks. In these cases, postpartum depression might be the culprit.

What is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression or PPD is a form of depression that can come on after childbirth. It is a serious medical condition that can affect a new mom’s physical and mental health.

Coming home from the hospital can be challenging for new moms, especially if a pregnancy was unplanned, they had a difficult childbirth, or they do not have the support or resources they need to care for a new baby. 

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While you might feel alone experiencing depression after childbirth, it is more common than you might think. According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression after having a baby. This means that even if they have not talked about it, there are likely other women in your family, friend group, or workplace who have gone through the same thing.

PPD can occur at any time during the first year after childbirth, but it is most common in the first few weeks or months.

Postpartum depression presents differently in everyone, but common signs and symptoms include:

  • feeling sad, empty, or hopeless
  • not feeling a bond or immediate connection with your baby
  • feeling anxious or worried
  • having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • having no interest in activities you used to enjoy
  • losing your appetite or eating too much
  • feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • having trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • having thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Postpartum depression is treatable, and with the right treatment, you can feel better.

What Causes Postpartum Depression?

The exact cause of postpartum depression is unknown, but researchers believe it is caused by a combination of factors, including:

  • Hormonal changes. After childbirth, there are significant hormonal changes that occur in your body. These changes — such as a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels — can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and depression.
  • Sleep deprivation. New moms often get little sleep, which can contribute to fatigue, irritability, and depression.
  • Lifestyle changes. Having a baby can be a major life change, so physical and emotional changes can follow.
  • Medical conditions. Some medical conditions such as thyroid problems can increase the risk of postpartum depression.
  • Personal or family history of depression. If you or someone in your immediate family has been diagnosed with depression in the past, it might put you at a higher risk of developing postpartum depression.

Certain risk factors such as financial problems, a lack of social support, or a history of trauma or abuse can increase your risk of PPD. If you believe you are at higher risk of developing PPD, there are steps you can take in advance to help reduce that likelihood. Talk to your doctor, get prenatal and postpartum care, build a strong support network, take care of yourself physically and emotionally, and get help if you start to feel overwhelmed.

It is important to start as early as possible. Pregnancy options clinics can help by connecting you with local resources that can offer financial assistance, social networking, medical care, parenting classes, and supplies. 

How Can You Overcome Postpartum Depression?

Effective treatment for postpartum depression often involves a combination of approaches, including psychotherapy, medication, support groups, lifestyle changes, and safety plans. Psychotherapy can help you understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do and develop coping mechanisms to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having a new baby.

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There are many different providers, formats, and types of psychotherapy — including online and evening options — so you can find one that works well for you.

Medications can help balance your hormone levels, reduce your anxiety, and improve your mood and energy. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, so they can make sure any prescribed medications are safe for both you and the baby.

Support groups provide a safe place to talk to other women who are going through the same thing, which can be helpful as you adjust to these changes in your body and lifestyle.

Lifestyle changes — getting enough rest, eating foods that nourish your body, drinking plenty of water, taking vitamins, and exercising regularly — can improve your mood and energy levels. In many cases, new moms have to ask for help from friends and family members to take time to care for themselves, and that is okay.

Finally, safety plans ensure you know what steps to take if you are thinking about harming yourself or your baby. They typically include warning signs, coping mechanisms, people who can help, and resources that can help. Work with your doctor or psychiatrist to develop a plan in case you feel hopeless or overwhelmed. While everyone’s experience is unique, most women start to feel better a few weeks or months after beginning treatment for PPD.

If you think you may be facing an unplanned pregnancy, get the support and early intervention you deserve at Willow Womens Center. From free pregnancy testing to early ultrasound, STI screening, and free diapers for new moms, our team provides compassionate services, caring for you and reducing your risk of PPD. Schedule an appointment at Willow Womens Center in Beloit, WI, today to get the services you need to stay healthy. If you think you may suffer from any depression symptoms, it is important that you reach out to your primary care provider to discuss the next best step for your personal situation. 

Blood vs Urine Pregnancy Test: What’s the Difference? 
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There are two common kinds of tests to detect pregnancy: blood tests and urine tests. Let’s explore the difference between the two.

Understanding How Pregnancy Tests Work

In order to understand how pregnancy tests work, it is important to understand what happens in your body when you become pregnant. About two weeks after the first day of your last period, a mature egg is released from your ovary. If you have unprotected sex within 24 hours of ovulation and a sperm reaches the egg, conception occurs. Six to 11 days later, the fertilized egg implants in the endometrium, or the lining of your uterus. About six days after that, or around the day you would expect your next period to begin, your body begins to produce the hormone hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, and releases it into both your blood and urine. This hormone is important as it stimulates the production of progesterone, which is necessary to sustain a pregnancy.

Pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of hCG in your blood or urine.

Differences Between Blood and Urine Pregnancy Tests

Blood and urine pregnancy tests have both similarities and differences. Below, we will discuss those similarities and differences.


Both blood and urine pregnancy tests are used to detect pregnancy. However, because blood tests can measure the amount of hCG present in the bloodstream, they can also be used to determine gestational age, monitor for fetal loss, detect a possible ectopic pregnancy, and diagnose other medical conditions that cause hCG production.


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Blood pregnancy tests require venipuncture – or inserting a needle into a vein to draw blood – which may be accompanied by slight pain or discomfort. Urine pregnancy tests are not uncomfortable; you will simply collect a small amount of urine in a cup or on a stick according to the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the at-home test you have selected.

While blood tests must be ordered and administered by a medical provider and tested in a lab, urine tests can be ordered by a medical provider and tested in a lab or purchased over the counter and self-administered at home.


Tests administered at your provider’s office are more expensive than over-the-counter tests. The most affordable pregnancy test is one you can purchase over the counter and administered yourself. If you do elect to go to the doctor, urine pregnancy tests are more affordable than blood pregnancy tests. Pregnancy options clinics like Willow Womens Center usually offer free testing.


It may take longer to get the results from a blood test than it does to receive results from an over-the-counter or urine pregnancy test. In most cases, you will have the results from a urine pregnancy test within a few minutes.

Accuracy of Blood vs Urine Pregnancy Tests

Although comfort, convenience, and affordability are all advantages of at-home urine tests, blood tests are sometimes used because they provide earlier results, improved accuracy when testing before your missed period, and more detailed quantitative information. This kind of information can be helpful for women who are facing high-risk pregnancies, who need treatment to sustain a pregnancy, or who suspect they may be experiencing a miscarriage. It can also be helpful for providers working to diagnose other medical conditions that involve hCG production.

In the vast majority of cases, a urine pregnancy test is recommended. Urine pregnancy tests are most accurate on or after the day you miss your period. Accuracy increases substantially with each day after a missed period due to the increase in hCG levels that occurs at that point in the pregnancy. Taking a urine pregnancy test right away in the morning when your urine is most concentrated can also help improve accuracy.

Blood tests can detect hCG almost as soon as you begin producing it; just 6-8 days after ovulation or around a week before your missed period.

When to Take a Blood or Urine Pregnancy Test

Women who are trying to conceive may choose to take a pregnancy test before they experience any signs or symptoms of pregnancy. In this case, a blood pregnancy test can be taken about a week after ovulation (or three weeks after the first day of your last period if you have a 28-day cycle) and a urine pregnancy test can be taken the day of or the day after your missed period.

In other cases, pregnancy is not planned and symptoms lead to suspicions and testing. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after birth control failure or unprotected sex, consider taking a pregnancy test or scheduling a free test at Willow Womens Center:

  • Sensitive, sore breasts. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy often lead to breast soreness and discomfort in the first few weeks of pregnancy.
  • A missed period. If you normally have regular periods and you didn’t get it when you expected to, it’s an indication that you may be pregnant.
  • Exhaustion. While causes are unknown, early pregnancy often leads to fatigue and exhaustion, making it a common sign of pregnancy.
  • Nausea. While it’s often called ‘morning sickness,’ nausea that accompanies pregnancy can happen at any time of the day and doesn’t have to be accompanied by vomiting.
  • Frequent urination. More frequent urination is a sign that your kidneys are processing more fluid than usual – an indication that you might be pregnant.

Other less common signs and symptoms of pregnancy include cramping, mood swings, light spotting, food aversions, and bloating. Many of these symptoms can also accompany your menstrual period, so it is important to take a test to confirm a suspected pregnancy.

The sooner you know about an unexpected pregnancy, the more options you have available to you and the more time you have to learn about the options available to you and make an informed decision. For free pregnancy testing, early ultrasound, pregnancy options counseling, and more, schedule an appointment with the team at Willow Womens Center today.