FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE THE SERVICES CONFIDENTIAL?
All of our services are confidential and private.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
Yes, you can bring a friend, boyfriend, parent or relative but the session is initially conducted one-on-one. And again all the services are confidential.
WHAT ARE PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms of pregnancy may vary as all women are not alike nor are pregnancies all alike. The most significant symptom is a missed menstrual cycle. The Menstrual Cycle – Most women have a 28 day menstrual cycle. An egg becomes ripe and is released from the ovary on or around 14 days after the first day of the last menstrual. The egg has a life span of 24 hours as it travels down the fallopian tube. Sperm can live as long as 5 days depending on cervical mucus which is optimal near ovulation (the release of the egg from the ovary). Chances of impregnation are significant if intercourse takes place during ovulation.
OTHER SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:
- Sore and swollen breasts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite changes
- Raised basal temperature
- Slight bleeding or spotting (might occur when the fertilized egg implants onto the uterine wall)
- Mood swings
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS?
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with pregnancy, in particular a missed menstrual cycle, taking a pregnancy test is the best way to know for sure. There are two types of pregnancy testing; one using urine and the other blood. Both tests will detect the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which is produced by the placenta after the embryo attaches to the uterine wall. The level of hCG increases rapidly within the first few days of pregnancy. For more reliable results, most doctors recommend that their patients wait until they have missed a menstrual cycle before taking a pregnancy test.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Being on time is the most important thing to bring to your appointment. Nothing else is required.
WE ARE COMMITED TO HELPING YOU
- You are welcome to bring a friend or family member for support.
- You can make an appointment or walk-in.
WHEN YOU VISIT US
Our goal is to help you. Your health and well-being is our first priority. We are here to listen and give you the information you need before visiting an abortion clinic.
It’s your right to choose. Your right to know.