Are you wondering if you might be pregnant? Your period is late, and the idea of an unplanned pregnancy is overwhelming. If your first thought is to get an abortion, wait. Take a deep breath. You have time to decide and at Turning Point, we want you to know you are not alone.
There are many reasons your period might come late. A skipped or delayed period could be due to stress, hormone imbalance, or weight issues. Unless you are experiencing additional pregnancy symptoms, do not automatically assume you are pregnant.
It is even possible you could have been pregnant but are experiencing a miscarriage. In fact, 20% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Research shows the highest percentage of them occur before week six. A woman can have a miscarriage in the early weeks, not realizing she is pregnant, and it will seem like a late period.
So why do you need to come to Turning Point first? We offer no-cost, lab-quality pregnancy tests. Our tests are 99% accurate and can detect a pregnancy as early as 21 to 24 days after your previous period. Even if you have taken a home pregnancy test, there is the possibility it was taken too soon or incorrectly which would give you false results.
Have your pregnancy confirmed at no cost to you.
What does it mean to have a “viable” pregnancy? After you have a positive pregnancy test at Turning Point, you will need to have an ultrasound. At Turning Point, we can perform a limited obstetrical ultrasound, also at no cost.
An ultrasound is the next step before you can make any decision. It gives you real-time information such as the gestation age (how far along your pregnancy is) if it is viable (a heartbeat), and if your pregnancy is in your uterus. You need to know all three of these before you choose abortion. More importantly, how far along you are in your pregnancy determines what type of abortion you can have.
Get the additional information you need at no cost to you.
Any time you have unprotected sex or sex with several partners, there is the possibility of being infected with an STD or STI. Because these greatly affect a woman’s body if she is pregnant, you should get tested right away.
Most sexually transmitted diseases or infections have no symptoms, but if left untreated, can cause major health issues down the road. For example, if left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can eventually cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can lead to infertility. It can also increase your chances of getting HIV or cervical cancer.
Since it is possible to be infected with the same disease more than once, you should be tested regularly. If treatable, curing the infection could be as simple as a single dose of antibiotics.
Protect your reproductive health by getting tested and treated at Turning Point.
As you can see there are several reasons to visit Turning Point before making a decision about your unplanned pregnancy. Schedule an appointment today for a no-cost pregnancy test, ultrasound, and STI testing.
Call: 619-432-6809 or Text: 858-822-9335.
We are here for you!