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 fertilized egg implants itself in the uterus wall.
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 or are at least a week or two along. Nausea, swollen breasts, being tired or dizzy as well as having to go to the bathroom often are common things a pregnant woman experiences. Every woman’s body is different and you may have different symptoms. It is possible that any combination of these symptoms could mean you are premenstrual or that you have the flu or some other illness. The only way to be sure is to have a pregnancy test.
Many women, especially young women, have normally irregular periods. This means that the period can be delayed. These irregularities can happen from month to month. Although pregnancy could be a reason for missing a period, 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 98% accurate. Other tests may vary in their accuracy.
How does a pregnancy test work?
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 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 possible blood clot formation. You must have a prescription in order to obtain the morning after pill. 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?
As with any medical procedure, there are risks. Our center helps by providing accurate information regarding these risks.
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.
Abortion isn’t an “easy” solution by any means. If you are considering an abortion, please take the time to research all your options. Consider visiting your local Pregnancy Resource Center to meet with a trained advocate who will be there for you and will provide the information you need.
Learn more about what a preborn child looks like: HERE