Finding out you are pregnant can be difficult and overwhelming- not to mention during a pandemic! Fear, uncertainty, confusion and anger are just some of the feelings you may be experiencing. While you may be thinking that you don’t have a choice, you do have pregnancy options.

Don’t worry needlessly over the possibility of being pregnant before you are sure. A missed period is the most common indication, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant. Here’s three steps to take if you think you could be pregnant.

Can I be pregnant?

The first step is to find out if you are actually pregnant so a reliable pregnancy test should be your first step. Sometimes our minds can be our worst enemy and some girls may “imagine” symptoms of being pregnant when there’s a real fear of being pregnant. You may find comfort in having your pregnancy test with a reliable medical professional.

How far along am I?

If you are indeed pregnant, you will want to find out how far along you are. Calculate pregnancy to know for sure how many weeks pregnant you are to help you as you think through your pregnancy options.

Is the pregnancy viable?

Approximately 20% of verified pregnancies will end in miscarriage during the first trimester. Before deciding on your pregnancy options, knowing whether your pregnancy is even likely to be carried to term (viable) is vital. Your body has its own natural mechanism for taking care of a nonviable pregnancy, avoiding an unnecessary and costly procedure to terminate pregnancy.

Gateway Women’s Care is here to help you work through your options and make an informed decision with caring, confidential assistance.

Gateway nurses can confirm your pregnancy and its viability in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, providing you with a free and confidential lab certified pregnancy test and limited ultrasound to qualified clients.

Call 919-833-0096 in Raleigh or 919.251.9444 in Durham today to schedule your free, lab-quality pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy.

Gateway Women’s Care provides many services and all are free of charge, confidential and offered in a supportive environment.