The number one reason women come to us is for pregnancy testing and confirmation. We offer a private setting and a cost-free appointment – eliminating as many barriers to quality care as we can! Not only will you get a lab-quality pregnancy test, but if positive, we will follow it up with an ultrasound, which is the only way to truly confirm a pregnancy (and rule out false positives).
And with 1 in 3 pregnancies ending in miscarriage, it’s best to know right away if your pregnancy is even viable (likely to carry to term). In addition to that, we will also check for an ectopic pregnancy (which can be life threatening, especially if taking abortion pills), and get measurements to best determine how far along you are. Our nurses are here for you to ask all your questions – it is a safe and judgment-free zone!
If you are sexually active and unmarried, it is very important to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs or sometimes referred to as STIs). If you are pregnant and considering an abortion, it’s extremely important to get tested beforehand, as the invasive nature of a surgical abortion can spread the STD and lead to greater complications if an STD is left untreated. We are currently only testing biological females for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. Unfortunately we are unable to test males at this time, but hope to add this service soon.
In the meantime, we offer Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT). This means a female can come to us and get tested, and if she has a male partner that she has been sexually active with, the male partner can come in and get treated also, without having to be tested.
Both testing and treatment are available at no charge.
If your pregnancy test is positive and you weren’t planning or wanting to be pregnant, you may not even know where to start. That’s very common! That’s also why we are here. Many women are unaware of the help and resources available to them. This is your opportunity to sit with our nurse and really talk through your options, ask your questions and get all the info you need to make an informed choice – one that you can feel confident in. We do not benefit financially in any way from your decision, so we have nothing to ‘sell’ you. We believe that women should be able to know all they can before making such an important decision.
Parenting – If you are leaning towards parenting, we can talk about what that could look like. We will assess what other help and resources could make that more of a viable option. Often women lean towards abortion because they are lacking support, resources and help. We will talk with you about what your needs are and how we can help. You will also be offered a tour of our Family Support Services area to check out our in-house help. We will walk with you in this journey as much or as little as you need!
Adoption – Many don’t realize how many great families are looking to adopt or all the different adoption options there are that make adoption more feasible for birth moms. This is another area where most people don’t know where to start. We will offer you brochures from reputable adoption agencies for you to take home and look at. If you decide to look into it further, we can help you set up an appointment with the agency of your choice for you to sit down and ask whatever questions you would like/need to. And we can be there with you if you prefer. We will walk with you in this for as long as needed – including offering post-adoption support services.
Abortion – While we don’t offer, refer or even encourage abortion, we understand that this is your decision and at the very least, we believe you have the right to fully understand what to expect, what the procedures entail, your rights at the clinic, any laws or medical restrictions, and what help is available post-abortion. This is your chance to ask all your questions on the topic – without judgment or coercion. We will never force any information on you. We want you to know at any point you can contact us – even at the abortion clinic.
Our 24/7 nurse line is also available to talk through your questions on your options – even at 2 am! They can also schedule you an appointment to come in for services.
Having support is essential post-birth. Some women’s bodies bounce right back and others struggle more. It’s important to give your body and mind what you need post-birth. We are here to provide information and tips to help you understand what your body is doing, what’s normal and when you may need to call a doctor.
If finances are an issue, we also can provide perineal care items and breast care items that will make those early weeks more comfortable and manageable. If you would like to speak to a nurse about any post-birth issue, they are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at (715) 748-1235 and will be happy to assist you in any way they can.
Whether you are suspecting a miscarriage, in the middle of the process or are still hurting emotionally years afterward, we want you to know you there is help and care available!
If you suspect you might be miscarrying and not bleeding excessively* (more than one pad an hour) we would encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our nurses. She will assess your situation and see how we can best help. Sometimes we can perform an ultrasound and try to detect a heartbeat. At the very least, we can talk you through what to expect, what questions you should ask your doctor, what your treatment options are and the risks associated with each, etc. Once a miscarriage has been confirmed, we will set you up with one of our comfort care bags, which will help make the process a little easier and more dignified. It will also include a list of emotional support options so you can process your grief. We want you to know that your child matters and your grief matters. We promise to give you compassionate care and answers to as many questions as we can. Your situation will not be treated flippantly and you will not be just left to figure things out alone. While we can’t change your situation, at the very least we can help lighten the load.
Cost of service: None
*If you are bleeding excessively, running a fever or experiencing excessive pain, please go immediately to your local emergency room department.