Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an ultrasound?

After getting a positive pregnancy test result, the next step is to have an ultrasound (if you meet certain criteria). A limited ultrasound will confirm the pregnancy and let you know how many weeks you’ve been pregnant.

How do I know if I am pregnant?

If you have recently had unprotected sex or birth control failure and your period is late, there is a possibility you could be pregnant. The best way to find out is to take a free medical-quality pregnancy test. We may recommend you follow it up with a free limited ultrasound scan.

What are the signs of an STD?

Many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs) do not have immediate symptoms. Without symptoms, most people assume they are safe and avoid getting tested. It is recommended you get tested regularly if you are sexually active.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following are some symptoms you may recognize:

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge and strong vaginal odor in women
  • Discharge from the penis in men
  • Pain during sexual intercourse in women
  • Bleeding between periods in women
  • Testicular pain in men
  • Painful bowel movements

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

All you need to bring is your photo ID. We will take your picture for our records if you do not have a photo ID.

How soon can I take a pregnancy test?

A pregnancy test is most accurate after your missed period. If your periods are regular (every 28-30 days), you can take a test a couple of days after the date it would have usually started. Wait at least ten days to two weeks after sex if your menstrual cycle is irregular allows your body to produce detectable levels of hCG—the pregnancy hormone. Taking a test too early could result in a false negative.

Is the morning-after pill the same as the abortion pill?

No, these two are not the same. The Morning-After pill (Plan B One-Step®) is a form of emergency contraception. It attempts to prevent pregnancy. The abortion pill drugs are designed to terminate an existing pregnancy.