Think you might be pregnant?
Missing your period can be frightening if you are not planning a pregnancy. However, if you are sexually active, it is possible to become pregnant and it is important to confirm pregnancy early with an accurate pregnancy test. It is best to take a pregnancy test at least 7-10 days after conception and to confirm the pregnancy’s vitality with a sonogram. Here are some common signs of pregnancy, but please be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.
- Late or missed period
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Darkening of the nipples
- Frequent urination
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Food cravings or aversions
Are you having some of these symptoms?
- Take a deep breath. We can provide you with a free and confidential urine-based pregnancy test that will show immediate results. A free sonogram, which we can refer you for, will also confirm the pregnancy. If the test is positive, we can walk you through all your options for the pregnancy.
- Contact us today by scheduling an appointment or giving us a call at (202) 483-7008 to schedule a confidential appointment.
What are my options?
It may be overwhelming to imagine the reality of someone completely dependent on you, particularly when it feels like the “wrong time.” However, the support you need is available, including employment resources, medical referrals, college grants and scholarships, housing, and more. Though parenting is challenging, it is equally rewarding. Discover your heart’s capacity to love beyond your imaginings. Let us walk with you on your journey of self-discovery and new life.
Making an adoption plan is an incredible gift you can offer to the child you carry within you. There are many misconceptions surrounding the idea of adoption. It isn’t giving someone up, rather adoption is an act of entrustment made in a spirit of love that is generous and sacrificial. Discover the possibilities and consider if adoption is the right choice for you.
Some people may also consider abortion as an option.
Promoted as a choice that will quickly relieve the burdens of an unexpected pregnancy without consequences, surgical and medical abortion is widely available. However, after listening to thousands of women share their abortion experiences, we have learned the effects of abortion are far-reaching and fail to uphold the beauty and dignity of women. We have also found that women often choose abortion because they feel they have no other choice. Your dreams are still possible. Let hope draw you past fear to live true to yourself and without regrets. We will help you find a way.
Making A Decision
There is a lot to consider before you make a decision about an unplanned pregnancy. The staff at The Northwest Center can help you answer these and other questions you may have about your pregnancy and your options.
You can meet one-on-one with a peer counselor who will help you process information, your feelings, and the choices ahead. The decision of how to handle your pregnancy is up to you. We provide understanding and support to assist you to be able to make an informed decision with confidence.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is not easy. Your best possible course of action: Get information. Know your choices. Learn the facts about those choices. Feeling pressured? This is a big decision. Don’t let anyone rush you. It’s important for you to consider what is best for you, now and in the future. Give yourself the time to make an informed decision.
We are here for you. You don’t have to face this alone.
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