The Pregnancy and Family Life Center
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Health Services

Think You Are Pregnant?

Pregnancy Symptoms

Don’t get caught worrying about being pregnant before you are sure. A missed period is the most common indication, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms:

  • Late period
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Backaches
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Darkening of the nipples
  • We will provide you with a free lab-certified pregnancy test. You will have the results during your appointment.

How accurate is the test?

Our tests are laboratory quality. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. The test is over 99% accurate.

Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn’t start?

Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The hCG hormone doubles every couple of days during the first three months of pregnancy.

Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?

If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see your health care provider as soon as possible for assessment. If you need resources for health care, our center can provide you referrals.

What are my Choices?

Consider Your Choices

If you have a positive pregnancy test, you have three choices to consider.

Parenting

You may have more questions than answers about parenting or maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like this:

  • My husband or boyfriend doesn’t want the baby, but I do.
  • (for men) My girlfriend doesn’t want the baby, but I do.
  • I can’t tell my family.
  • How will I finish school?
  • How will I continue working?
  • Where will I live?
  • I don’t have medical insurance.
  • I can’t afford a child.
  • I’m too young.

We can talk about all these issues with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.

Adoption

Adoption is a choice to allow someone else to parent your child. You have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open, semi-open, or closed? Will it be private, or will you use an agency? Today there are adoption plans in which you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose. We can help you understand your adoption options.

Abortion

If you’re thinking about finding an abortion clinic, it is important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. What type will you have? What are the risks? You deserve to know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision. Perhaps you are thinking:

  • The father is insisting on an abortion.
  • I am not ready to be a parent.
  • I cannot tell anyone I am pregnant.

We know exactly how you feel and you are not alone. Some of our staff have been where you are.

We can help you understand your choices and your pregnancy, discuss your health and explain your abortion options.

Call us for a free and confidential appointment. We are here to serve you.

Free Limited OB Ultrasounds

At the Pregnancy and Family Life Center, all of our services are free and confidential. If you have a positive pregnancy test in one of our centers, an evaluation will determine your eligibility for a limited obstetrical ultrasound to confirm and intrauterine pregnancy, a fetal heart rate, and an estimated due date. The ultrasounds are limited in scope and do not diagnose problems in your pregnancy or defects with your baby. Ultrasounds are performed by an RN, ARNP or RDMS trained in limited obstetrical ultrasound and are reviewed and signed by a medical director.

We offer limited ultrasounds. After receiving a positive pregnancy test, the best way to determine the viability of your pregnancy and approximate gestational age is through an ultrasound. Your positive pregnancy test and evaluation will determine your eligibility for an ultrasound.

STI/STD Testing for Men and Women/Information

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD’s) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) are very common. STDs are caused by STI’s that have been passed from one person to another during sexual contact. If you have been sexually active, you many already have a STI and not know it. Once and STI produces symptoms, it is then referred to as an STD. if you have and sexual contact without using condoms or other barriers, your risk is heightened.

At the Pregnancy and Family Life Center we can help answer your questions about STI’s, explain how to reduce your changes of contracting an STI, and explain where to obtain confidential STI testing. All of our services are free and confidential.

If you do test positive for an STD, you will be referred to The Health Department for treatment options.

Free Annual Physical, Pap and Labs

For uninsured women over 18, we offer for FREE annual physicals, Pap and labs.  You must be able to provide a valid state issued ID (from any of the 50 US states or from any US territory.)

Allowable lab tests for the FREE medical services include:  complete blood count; hemoglobin A1C; HDL Cholesterol; Triglycerides; Cholesterol, Total; TSH; Hep B surface Ag w/reflex confirm; HIV-1/2 AG/AB, 4th w/reflex; RPR with reflex to Titer; Chlamydia/Neissera Gonorrhoeae RNA TMA; Thinprep Pap; T-4 Free; Comp. Metabolic Panel; Lipid Panel; Thin Prep Pap reflex HPV, if ASCUS CT/NG; Thin Prep Pap & HPV, CT/NG (cotesting w/STI risks); SurePath Pap, reflex HPV, if ASCUS CT/NG; and SurePath Pap & HPV, CT/NG (cotesting w/STI risks).

Call us to make an appointment today. We will enroll you in the program and call Langley Health for your appointment. We do not do the exams here. Your initial appointment and follow up will be at Langley Health Services and your labs are drawn at Quest Diagnostics.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling is available to all our clients.  Call today to make an appointment with one of our counselors.  We have Licensed Clinical Social Workers and trained peer counselors to help you with the stressors and anxiety of life.