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Pregnancy Help for Teens in Grants Pass, ORby Pregnancy Care Center on January 17, 2019
Pregnancy Help for Teens in Grants Pass, OR
I think I’m Pregnant. Now What?
Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. You’re not alone.
Though you’re the only one who can decide what to do, there are people who can give you information and support as you consider your pregnancy decision.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we can help you by providing a free pregnancy test, free pregnancy confirmation ultrasound, and answers to your questions about parenting, abortion, and adoption. All our services are completely free and confidential. Call Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass at (541) 479-6264 today.
How Do I Know if I’m Pregnant?
If you’ve had sexual intercourse since your last period and are experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, you could be pregnant.
Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy:
Late or Missed Period
Nausea and/or Vomiting
Spotting or Cramping
Feeling Lightheaded or Dizzy
Food Cravings or Aversions
Increased Sense of Smell
Darkening of Nipples
Sore, Swollen, or Itchy Breasts
If you think you could be pregnant, the first thing you should do is take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests detect the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone which is produced by your body when you are pregnant.
Sometimes it can be hard to get a pregnancy test yourself. We offer free pregnancy testing at our center in Grants Pass, OR. Our tests can detect pregnancy as soon as seven days after conception or 21-24 days after your last menstrual period. Call (541) 479-6264 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.
What Do I Do if I’m Pregnant?
If you are pregnant, you have three options to consider.
1. Parenting - giving birth and raising the child.
We offer free parenting education, baby items and referrals to state programs like WIC and health care to help you prepare for parenthood. We can also provide you with the pregnancy confirmation form that you will need to enroll in state programs.
2. Abortion - ending the pregnancy
We can provide a free ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are so you can know which procedure you would most likely experience. While we do not provide or refer for abortions, the information you receive through our free services can offer valuable resources so you are fully informed.
3. Adoption - giving birth and finding parents for your baby
If you are not ready to parent, adoption is a loving option. This gives your child a chance at life with a family who deeply desires to care for them. In most cases you can get financial assistance for medical and living expenses along with many other benefits.
We are here to discuss your options and educate you on what you can do as a minor with and without parent consent. We are also here to give you support on how to tell your parents and even your sexual partner.
We never financially benefit from your pregnancy decision. We are here to give you judgement-free support, resources and encouragement as you consider your options. Call (541) 479-6264 to schedule a free and confidential appointment.