How long will the appointment take?
Similar to seeing your family physician, please allow at least an hour and half for a pregnancy appointment. We also encourage you to come 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete all necessary paperwork. The appointment includes a complimentary session with a counselor and optional follow-up ultrasound if your test is positive.
At the beginning of your appointment you will meet with a counselor to discuss all your options (Parenting, Adoption, Abortion*). This will give you a few precious moments to relax, breathe, and process what a positive or negative test may feel like for you. Our goal is to create a safe space for you to bring fears, joys, frustrations, and doubts. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at any point during your appointment and especially during the options counseling.
You may be asking yourself:
What are my parents going to think?
How can I afford this?
What about my other kids?
What about my partner?
What about school? Or work?
Am I healthy?
*While we do not perform or refer for abortions we are able to provide medically accurate information regarding all procedures and options.
Is it confidential?
Yes, our clinic strongly values confidentiality. We aim to create a safe and completely confidential environment to protect both your privacy and safety. Whether you are pregnant, experienced rape, a victim of sexual assault, date rape, or any type of abuse, we are here for you and want Hope Clinic to feel like a safe place to heal. All of our communication will be HIPAA compliant throughout your time with Hope Clinic.
Can I just get an ultrasound?
Traditionally we provide ultrasounds for mothers who have tested positive with Hope Clinic. This free service is provided as a way to detect fetal heartbeat, fetal age, and approximate due date. We are not able to provide gender information as part of our scope of care and are not able to provide one-off diagnostic ultrasounds. If you are in need of more diagnostic ultrasound care we would be happy to refer you to one of our partner OB/GYNs.
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