Before making a pregnancy decision, you should know key details about your pregnancy and your health.
A pre-abortion screening includes a medical-grade pregnancy test, obstetric ultrasound, and STD testing. It can also include options counseling. We’ll outline the different components of this screening below.
1. Pregnancy Test
Though you already know you’re pregnant from an at-home kit, it’s best to confirm the result with a medical-grade pregnancy test at a location such as your local pregnancy center. Home pregnancy tests can sometimes be inaccurate, especially if taken incorrectly.
2. Obstetric Ultrasound
You may wonder why you need an ultrasound if you’ve already made a pregnancy decision. Ultrasounds offer vital pregnancy information about your options, including viability, gestational age, and location.
Up to 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, which does not require an abortion procedure to manage. Your gestational age will tell you how far along you are and provide insight into which abortion procedure you may be eligible for.
Finally, your pregnancy’s location is crucial to know. Sometimes, the fertilized egg implants in a location other than the uterus, such as a fallopian tube. This condition is called ectopic pregnancy and is very dangerous if left untreated.
Protect your health by receiving an ultrasound today.
3. STD Testing
Did you know that anyone sexually active can contract an STD? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases typically passed through sexual contact or bodily fluids. These diseases can be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth, so it’s essential to be tested as part of the pre-abortion screening process.
If left untreated, STDs can cause major health complications like infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, heart disease, and certain cancers. When you’re pregnant, you won’t want to delay testing.
4. Options Information
There are three pregnancy options available: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Abortion is a major medical decision with possible physical and mental health complications. You may also risk developing serious complications like infection and severe bleeding.
Adoption and parenting both involve carrying your pregnancy to term. Though they each have challenges, they’re options that can bring much joy and peace into your life. Community resources are available to help you, including material, financial, and emotional support.
Learning about your options ensures that you understand the pros and cons of each and can make an informed decision that suits your life best.
Pre-Abortion Screenings at Elevate Women’s Center
If you’re pregnant and unsure where to turn, consider undergoing a pre-abortion screening at Elevate Women’s Center. We’ll provide you with a no-cost, medical-grade pregnancy test, obstetric ultrasound, and options information. While we do not offer STD testing for pregnant women, we can direct you to resources that do.
Contact us today to book an appointment.
Elevate Women’s Center does not provide or refer for abortions. We do offer pre-abortion screenings to protect women’s health and inform them of their options.