Having a pregnancy scare?
Missed a period? Had a positive pregnancy test? Experiencing pregnancy signs and symptoms? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, take a breath, and call our helpline. The next step is to confirm your pregnancy with an ultrasound exam by our female medical staff. Thanks to our generous supporters, all our services are provided at no charge to our clients, and no insurance is required.
To schedule your exam or to ask a question about your pregnancy choices, call us at (301) 662-5300.
At our center you will find a safe and confidential place to freely discuss your situation. We are here to support you as you learn and understand your choices, but we respect that the final decision of your pregnancy is in your hands. Support will be given to you whether you are considering abortion, parenting, or adoption.
There are surgical abortion procedures and medical abortion procedures (using abortion pills). The type of procedure, cost, and recovery time depend on what abortion methods are offered at an abortion clinic and how far along a pregnancy is. For some women, abortion is a life-changing event with significant physical and emotional consequences. Because of this, we offer a safe, non-judgmental place to consider all of your pregnancy choices and will support you and walk with you as you explore choices for your unplanned pregnancy.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you get an abortion:
- Am I really pregnant? Pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate. Get your pregnancy confirmed with an ultrasound exam by a medical professional at our center. Call for an appointment.
- Do I feel pressured to get an abortion? When you are in a hard place in life, it’s normal to want to change your circumstances right away and fear life will only get worse if you wait. Deciding whether or not to have an abortion is a major decision. Don’t rush it. Sleep on your decision, and come talk to the experts at our center who will answer to your questions so you can make the best choice. Also, keep in mind that no one can legally force you to have an abortion, not even your parents or the father of the baby. The pregnancy choice you make should be your own voluntary decision.
- Do I understand the risks of a surgical abortion or abortion pills? Every medical procedure, including abortion, has the risk of complications. You have the legal right to be fully informed of these risks before you give consent for a procedure. You also have the right to understand the abortion procedures available, take your time to assess potential side effects of each procedure, and learn about other options for your pregnancy. We are able to talk with you about abortion procedures and risks. Give us a call to learn more about abortion procedures and potential risks.
- Does abortion hurt? Each person has a different tolerance for physical pain. The type of abortion procedure and your own ability to cope with pain can greatly vary the amount of discomfort you feel. Pain relief options available during the abortion may include local anesthesia, sedation, and sometimes general anesthesia. Call our center to learn more about abortion procedures.
- Will I regret having an abortion? Some women experience relief right after an abortion, but it’s also common to struggle with an abortion decision in the days, months, or years that follow. If you are worried you may regret having an abortion, call our trained and compassionate staff who are ready to help work through your questions so you can make a choice that you live with long-term. For those who have experienced regret after an abortion, we offer abortion recovery services. Please call to have a confidential appointment to talk about your questions and concerns.
Is it realistic to keep your baby?
Welcoming a child into the world means a lot of changes – big, small, exciting, and scary. You don’t have to prepare for parenting alone. Whatever option you choose, we can help you be prepared to parent.
Making an appointment at the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick is a safe way to educate yourself about options like single parenting, co-parenting, and married parenting. Call today to schedule a your convenient appointment.
Interested parents can also participate in our Earn While You Learn Program, where they can earn free baby items and support material by participating in our classes.
When there are no easy options, some women and couples ask: Could adoption be right for me and my baby?
You have the right to understand how adoption could affect you and to receive support, including counseling during and after your pregnancy. All your questions about adoption are welcome as you consider whether adoption is the right parenting choice for your child, the kind of family you want to place your child in, and how much ongoing contact you want with the child. Our pregnancy decision coaches are ready to meet with you. Please call to make your appointment.
This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick exists to help women and men accurately consider all their pregnancy options. The center does not facilitate adoptions, nor does it provide or refer for abortion procedures