Pregnancy Services

Pregnancy Tests and Ultrasounds

 

Pregnancy Tests:

Are you concerned you may be pregnant? You must be tested to be sure. A missed period is the most common indication, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant.

CPC Women’s Health Resource will provide you with a free professional CLIA approved urine pregnancy test performed by a licensed medical professional. You will have the results before you leave. Call +1 (800) 633-3339 to schedule an appointment today!

Ultrasound

Among women who know they are pregnant, 15 to 20 out of every 100 end naturally in a miscarriage. A state-of-the-art method of determining the viability of your pregnancy is through limited obstetrical ultrasound. If you test positive for pregnancy at our facility, you may be eligible to have a free ultrasound exam. A licensed medical professional will perform your ultrasound, which is easy and pain free. If you wish, a support person may join you in the ultrasound room. Contact us today at +1 (800) 633-3339 to set up an appointment.

Your Options

One of the best choices you can make when faced with an unplanned pregnancy is the choice to discuss your options in a safe, confidential setting. CPC Women’s Health Resource has trained staff who are experienced and ready to serve you.

Sources:
US National Library of Medicine. Retrieved August 2015 from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm

 

Abortion


You first need to know:

  • Am I really pregnant?
  • Is my pregnancy normal?
  • How far along am I?

These are important questions that you need to have answered.  We have licensed medical professionals on staff who can provide answers.  They use professional lab-quality pregnancy tests to determine if you are pregnant.  15-20% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Our licensed medical professionals use state-of-the-art ultrasound to determine if you have a viable pregnancy.  These ultrasounds are offered to you FREE of charge.

You may also have these questions:

  • What abortion procedures are available?
  • Are there any health risks to having an abortion?
  • What are the emotional effects of an abortion?

Our professionals can explain to you the different abortion procedures and health risks that are involved for you.  We have women on staff who have been where you are and know how you feel.  Some have had abortions.  Some women who have had abortions struggle with long-term emotional consequences.  Some of the symptoms they have experienced include depression, guilt, anger, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and drug abuse, health problems, and infertility.

Before you decide, you need to be informed.  We do not perform or refer for abortions. What we can do is help you verify your pregnancy, help you consider your choices, discuss your health, and explain your abortion options.  Call our 24-hr toll-free hotline at +1 (800) 633-3339 to make an appointment today!

Sources
Health Resource Council of New Zealand. Retrieved August 2015 from http://www.hrc.govt.nz/sites/default/files/Professor%20David%20Fergusson%202.pdf.

Fergusson, Horwood and Ridder. Retrieved August 2015 from http://200.16.86.38/uca/common/grupo54/files/new_zealand_abortion_study.pdf.

Adoption


If you are considering adoption, you may have some questions.  We are here to answer any questions you have. Although we are not an adoption agency, we can refer you to a qualified agency or an attorney while supporting you through the entire adoption process.

The decision to consider adoption is the beginning of a process that YOU control. Nothing legal or binding can be done prior to the birth of your baby.   As you are making your decision, here are a few questions for you to consider.

  1. How can adoption be good for my baby and me? If you are not ready to be a parent, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption.   You can plan for your baby’s future by selecting a stable, loving family to care for your baby.   After birth, you can see your baby, name your baby, and spend time with your baby.   You may also, if you choose, get updates on your child’s progress or have ongoing visits throughout your child’s life while you continue your education or career goals.   Anything agreed to in the adoption settlement can happen for you and your baby.
  2. Can I place my baby with a family of my choice? YES!  With most agencies, you may choose a family or someone who has been recommended to you, even in another state. Or you may choose from parents, screened by your adoption agency, who have been waiting to become parents.  If you choose, you may talk with them, visit their home, meet their family, etc.
  3. How much contact can I have with my baby after birth and after adoption? You may have as much contact with your baby at the hospital as you desire.  When planning your child’s adoption, you may choose an open adoption plan that allows ongoing visits with your child, or you may choose a less open adoption that keeps you informed about your child’s progress through letters and photos, but does not include visits.
  4. How soon after birth can my baby go to the parents I choose? The timing of your child’s placement depends on three factors:
    • Your preference for the timing of placement.
    • Legal aspects of the adoption, which may vary from state to state.
    • The cooperation of the birth father.
  5. How much will my child know about me? That depends on what type of adoption plan you choose: open, semi-open, or confidential.   Your agency will encourage you to provide your complete medical and social history for your child no matter what type of adoption plan you make, and in some states, it is required.   Most birthfathers also give their complete medical and social history, recognizing how important it is for the child.   If you have made an open adoption plan, you may have ongoing, direct contact with your child and the adoptive family for as long as you all agree.
  6. Does the birth father have any rights? Both you and the birth father have rights.   If you disagree about adoption or you no longer have a relationship with him, your agency will work with the birth father and/or the courts to determine if his rights can be terminated.
  7. Can my child find me if he or she wants to search someday? The law in your state determines when and how your child may access the information in the adoption file.   Your caseworker will explain the current laws as they apply to your adoption plan.
  8. How can I be sure my child will be well cared for? Adoptive families approved by your agency must meet standards that are shared with you.   Your agency will make every attempt to complete a thorough assessment of potential adoptive families.   Prior to finalizing the adoption, a caseworker will make home visits to ensure the child’s well being. Studies done on adoptive children versus birth children prove that adoptive children are better adjusted in many areas than are birth children.
  9. Do I need an attorney, or do I pay my agency to assist me with the adoption? You should have attorney to represent your interest, but most agencies provide an attorney at no cost to you.   The adoption agency will handle all the legal details for you and the birthfather.
  10. Does your agency offer assistance with medical and living expenses while I am making an adoption plan? Assistance with medical and living expenses is available through many agencies.   For details about how your agency can help you in your particular circumstances, contact your caseworker.   If you have no insurance for the pregnancy or no means of support, public assistance is available to you until the adoption decision is made. CPC Women’s Health Resource can help you with this.

Adoption allows you to:

  • Pursue your earlier goals and plans.
  • Live independently.
  • Be free from the financial burdens of parenting.
  • Have the freedom to choose if you want to have a long-term relationship with the baby’s father.
  • Resume your education or career.

Call us at +1 (800) 633-3339 to make an appointment to talk to a staff member who can provide information on the adoption agencies to whom we refer.

CPC Women’s Resource doesn’t offer adoption services, although we do provide support, information, and referral for adoption to those who are considering that as an option in their pregnancy.

Disclaimer: The CPC Women’s Health Resource does not perform abortions or broker adoptions, so we have no financial interest in your decision.

Parenting

 

Does the thought of becoming a parent seem overwhelming to you right now?

We have talked to thousands of clients who are pregnant or have a new baby and are dealing with questions like:

  • How I can afford a baby?
  • I want this baby, but will my husband/boyfriend?
  • (For men) I want this baby, but will my wife/ girlfriend?
  • How can I tell my family?
  • How will I finish high school/college?
  • How will I be a good parent and continue working?
  • Where will I live?

Choosing to parent can be a difficult decision to make, but we are here to help you.   One way we can help you is through our Earn While You Learn assistance program. Click here for information on our Earn While You Learn program.