When a woman finds out she is pregnant, whatever decision she makes it will have a significant impact on her life. If a pregnancy is welcomed news, getting confirmation of the pregnancy and beginning prenatal care is her top priority.
If a pregnancy is unexpected and brings more questions than answers, it is helpful to remember that there is time. For some women, an unplanned pregnancy may bring about mixed emotions and uncertainties. She will want to take the time to acknowledge her feelings. It is not uncommon to move from positive feelings to confusion or even a sense of panic. These fluctuating emotions will settle down; often it is helpful for her to talk about these feelings with an objective person not affected by the situation.
Each woman can take steps to become fully informed. She can start by confirming her pregnancy with a medically accurate pregnancy test, educating herself about the options, and having an ultrasound to confirm viability.
Options information, pregnancy tests, and limited diagnostic ultrasounds for positive test patients are available at the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic at no charge. Same-day appointments are available. Click here for information on Pregnancy Tests.