If you have had unprotected sex and think you might be pregnant, we are your best first step. Assure Women’s Center can provide you with an on-site pregnancy test at no cost to you. Pregnancy tests are most accurate when taken between 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period.
A pregnancy test detects the hormone known as hCG, which is found in the urine of women who are pregnant. One of our compassionate staff members will administer the test and discuss your results with you immediately following the test.
Additionally, if you have had unprotected sex, you might be at risk for an STD/STI. A Sexually Transmitted Infection can cause serious harm to you and your pregnancy if left untreated. We test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea if you have a positive pregnancy test and can provide you with referrals for any other testing you may need.
Once your pregnancy has been confirmed through one of our medical-grade pregnancy tests, your next step is to get an ultrasound (also done at no cost to you!) An ultrasound can tell you how far along you are, detect a fetal heartbeat and determine the location of the pregnancy. If your pregnancy develops outside of the uterus, this is called an ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening.
An ultrasound can also determine the risk that you might miscarry. 30% of all pregnancies do not carry to term and 80% of all miscarriages happen in the first trimester (first 13 weeks.) If it is determined that you are at risk for a miscarriage or have an ectopic pregnancy, you may not need to have an abortion; rather, you would need to seek prompt medical attention.
When you make an appointment with us, our medical team can provide you the information you need and answer any questions you might have.
Our first priority is your health and well-being, that’s why we can provide you with referrals for many services or resources we cannot provide. Whether you are interested in receiving counseling, need additional STD/STI testing, want information on adoption or referrals for parenting classes, we can help put you in touch with the right organizations that can help you.