Willow Womens Center is heading to Walworth County!

We recognize that there are no free medical services for women who are facing an unexpected pregnancy in Walworth County, so we are bringing our services there. Each Tuesday, Willow Womens Center will bring our mobile ultrasound unit to Walworth County. By doing this, we can help women answer these questions before making an educated decision about their pregnancy:

Am I really pregnant?

A pregnancy test is not always conclusive. The test works by responding to a hormone your body releases when you are pregnant called HCG. Approximately 20% of all pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. Although your HCG levels may still be high enough to give a positive pregnancy test result, you might not have a viable pregnancy. Ultrasound is the earliest means of detecting a viable pregnancy and determining your gestational age. Willow Womens Center provides ultrasound services at no cost to you.

How far along am I?

The gestational age of your pregnancy will determine the type and cost of the abortion procedure you would be eligible to receive. During your visit, you will receive an ultrasound to determine this information so you can move forward with all the applicable information needed to make an informed decision.

Do I have an STI?

Because abortion is invasive, it is important to consider your future reproductive health. If you have an STI, it may travel through your cervix during an abortion which may cause PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). PID is not only painful but could cause future infertility issues. We test for the two most common and treatable STI’s — at no charge to you. Many abortion providers do not offer this service prior to your abortion.

Now what?

Our team cares about you and is committed to providing information in a non-judgmental environment.

Let’s talk about your 3 options:

Abortion ends the pregnancy. There are several abortion methods, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. We will give you clear, accurate information on the different procedures.

Parenting means letting your pregnancy go full-term. We strive to answer your questions on what this means for you and will offer information about resources available to you. We have referrals to community resources to help you with material support, as well as education to prepare you for parenting.

Adoption is a way of giving your child a loving home by placing the responsibility in the hands of others. You may decide that abortion isn’t right for you, but you are also not ready to be a parent, either. Adoption may be the right option for you.

At Willow Womens Center, your health and well-being come first. Make an appointment for a consultation and the free pregnancy test/ultrasound and let us help you consider all your options. YOU ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY.

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What to Expect During Your First Appointment

Now that you’ve taken the first step by calling and scheduling a time to come in to Willow Womens Center, you might be wondering what to expect during your first appointment.

Don’t panic. Our advocates are there to help you. One of the women who came to us said, “They handled my situation in the most caring way. Very empathetic to the situation. Gave great advice and did not try to alter any decisions.”

A Caring Environment

First, plan to be here for about an hour. Our trained patient care team is a group of non-judgmental, caring, licensed medical professionals and advocates. They specialize in serving women who are facing an unexpected pregnancy. They understand the decisions you have to make regarding parenting, adoption or abortion.

You can trust our team to make you their priority. They will listen carefully to you, and they will help you, with your unique set of circumstances, to evaluate all of your options so that you will be confident in the decision you make.

Paperwork

Once you have become acquainted with our team member, they will help you complete the required paperwork. Your appointment is confidential and will not be shared with anyone else.

We understand how hard this is for you as you work your way past the shock and fear to a place that is more centered and calm, where you can focus on what is best for you.

Pregnancy Test

After completing the paperwork, you will be given a lab-grade pregnancy test free of charge. Sometimes home pregnancy tests can be wrong, expired, or taken too early. While this may seem like a duplication, there are times when our test shows the first one to be wrong.

If pregnancy is confirmed, your advocate will go over all options with you and answer all the questions you have regarding any and all options open to you.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is the second, but vital, step that not only determines the gestational age of the fetus, it also determines whether or not the pregnancy is viable. Sometimes it is not and a miscarriage will likely happen. Other times they may detect an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.

STI Screening

The third step is to talk with you about the reasons to test for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections – chlamydia and gonorrhea. Abortion can be an invasive procedure and, if chosen and performed when there is an untreated STI, can result in pelvic inflammatory disease.

If this occurs, you take a big risk. According to the CDC, pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to chronic lower abdominal pain, infertility, abscesses, and more. The infertility rate for those with PID is pretty high. One in eight women with a history of PID will have problems getting pregnant.

If the test comes back positive for an STI, Willow Womens Center can provide a prescription for Chlamydia and refer treatment for Gonorrhea.

We will continue to be here for you no matter your decision. Our goal is to empower you, to make sure you have all the facts you need to make the best decision for you, and to provide it in a caring and non-judgmental way.

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Why Choose Us?

Your period hasn’t come and you feel unsure what to do next. If you think you might be pregnant, Willow Womens Center is here for you. You are our priority! All of our services are free of charge, which means we are only interested in helping you get all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Willow Womens Center can verify your pregnancy at no cost to you

During your confidential appointment, you will receive a high-quality pregnancy test at no cost. If you are pregnant, our friendly, trained staff will provide information on each of your options and will provide an ultrasound (at no cost) to determine how far along you are and if your pregnancy is viable.

Before deciding about your pregnancy, it’s critical to know exactly how far along your pregnancy is.

No matter what you choose to do with your body, the only timely way to confirm a pregnancy and find out how far along you are is through an ultrasound. An Ultrasound can also spot whether you might miscarry or if your pregnancy is ectopic, which could be life-threatening.

If you are indeed pregnant, Willow provides testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Since abortion can be an invasive procedure, untreated STI’s can be pushed into the uterus where they can radically impact your reproductive health, as well as your life. If you test positive either STI, we will either provide or refer for treatment.


How Do I Know if I’m Pregnant?

Just as each woman is different, pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman as well. Some women may experience many symptoms, while others experience few or no symptoms.

Some symptoms of pregnancy include:

  • Missed Period
  • Cramping
  • Spotting
  • Tender/Swollen Breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Aversion to Certain Foods
  • Mood Swings

If you have any of these symptoms, you could be pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a high-quality pregnancy test. Call Willow Womens Center today to make an appointment for your free pregnancy test.

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