Bump in the Road…
Published on: April 01, 2024
by: Gateway Staff
Am I Pregnant | Pregnancy Decisions | Pregnancy Support

Sometimes life brings a bump in the road that may feel unsurpassable. Maybe, for you, it’s a late period followed by two pink lines or the word “pregnant” as it appears across the pregnancy test stick…something you were not planning on and something you feel you cannot handle at this point in life.

Whether you’re in school or already have one too many mouths to feed – having a baby just feels like too much. This baby “bump” may feel more like the end of your road, than just an unexpected surprise. Maybe you’ve decided you need to get an abortion and have googled “abortion clinic near me” and you found Gateway Women’s Care. But why would you come see us?

We have free services that you need before your abortion, all at no cost to you. North Carolina law requires that a woman receive certain abortion related information at least 72 hours prior to an abortion (effective 10/1/2015).  This information is part of the N.C. Woman’s Right to Know Act of 2011 that mandates the giving of informed consent to a woman prior to an abortion. You have the right to choose an abortion, and you also have the right to be informed of all the facts about your pregnancy and abortion. Gateway Women’s Care is able to provide you with this information free of charge.

You can also have a free ultrasound – we provide limited ultrasounds for qualified clients to determine whether the pregnancy is viable (detect fetal heartbeat) and is in the uterus, as well as how far along you are and your due date. Having a free ultrasound can determine:

  • Accurate gestational age (how far along you are).
  • What abortion procedures you are eligible for at this stage of pregnancy.
  • Is there a measurable heartbeat – why pay for an abortion if the pregnancy is not viable
  • Whether the pregnancy is in the uterus (not an ectopic/tubal pregnancy).

We are committed to treating every person with respect and dignity, no matter the decision they choose to make and we can help you as you consider your abortion options.

We are here to provide support for you as you make a decision about your pregnancy. As you process the abortion information we can provide, you will learn about resources in our community should you decide abortion is not the best choice for you. We can offer referrals within the community for medical care, resources to aid overcoming common financial burdens, and support from within our own center if you choose to have the baby. Find more on our website: https://gatewaywomens.care/pregnancy-services/.

You Are Not Alone. Come see us. 

Call Raleigh 919.833.0096, Durham 919.251.9444 and Chapel Hill 919.537.8220 to schedule a free, confidential appointment today.