Frequently Asked Questions
Perhaps you are too afraid to contact us but you have some questions. We hope that the answers to general questions listed below will help you.
How do I get pregnant?
A woman becomes pregnant through sexual intercourse or other sexual activities when sperm from the man travels up through the woman's vagina and into her uterus. Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg in the woman and the this living human embryo implants itself in the uterus wall.
Will you tell anyone about my visit to your center?
All our services are confidential which means, we won't tell anyone (parents, friends, etc.) that you visited us and won't contact you without your permission. We are here to help you!
Can I become pregnant without having intercourse?
Pregnancy can happen any time that sperm is ejaculated or pre-ejaculated out of a man and spilled near the woman's sexual organs. There is no way to know the exact risk of pregnancy when this happens - no matter how it happens. Activities such as petting or foreplay can still put you at risk of becoming pregnant.
What are the symptoms of pregnancy?
Many women don't experience any symptoms until after they have missed their period at least a week or two. Nausea, swollen breasts, being tired or dizzy as well as frequent urination are common symptoms a pregnant woman experiences. Every woman's body is different and you may have different symptoms. It is also possible that any combination of these symptoms could mean you are premenstrual or that you have some illness. The only way to be sure is to have a pregnancy test.
Many women, especially young women, irregular periods are fairly common. This means that the period can be delayed. These irregularities can happen from month to month. Missing a period could be caused by pregnancy but, it could also be caused by illness, travel, worry or stress.
How accurate is a pregnancy test?
Our test is a urine based test, and is about 99% accurate. Other tests may vary in their accuracy.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Nine days after conception, urine based pregnancy tests work by picking up a hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant. If the test is done too early in the pregnancy, it may not be able find the hormone yet and may result in a "false negative" test.
Are there any risks in taking the Morning After Pill
(sometimes called "emergency contraception")?
Yes. Some of the possible side effects of this drug are fatigue, irregular bleeding, tenderness, abdominal pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and blood clot formation. It works in 3 ways - inhibits ovulation, prevents sperm from reaching the egg, works as an abortion to prevent implantation.
Can anyone make me have an abortion?
No. It is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion. Not even a husband or parent can require you to undergo an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor (under 18 years old). Our center exists to help you in any circumstance. We can also help you in discussing your possible pregnancy with those closest to you that are influencing your decision.
Does abortion have any physical risks?
Yes, abortion has possible risks to your body. You need to know these risks. Women have even died after their abortions.
Will abortion affect my mind and heart?
Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS) is what some women experience following an abortion. While some can experience relief right after their abortion, emotions can "catch up" with them months or even years later. Many express that they wish they could go back and "undo" the abortion. Some typical symptoms include: guilt, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, re-experiencing the abortion, fear of not being able to get pregnant again, survival guilt, eating disorders, alcohol or drug abuse. Click here to read Sydna's Story about her abortion experience.
Abortion isn't an "easy" solution by any means. If you are considering an abortion, please take the time to research all your options.
Visit our Positive Test page for more specific information about your choices. Learn more about what a preborn child looks like.