Are you worried that you may be pregnant? Maybe you just found out that you’re pregnant, and you’re exploring your options. Or, you might just be looking for someone to talk to about what comes next. Maybe you just found out that your partner is pregnant, and you want to know how you can best support her.
Whatever your story may be, Alternatives Pregnancy Center is here for you—every step of the way. And all of our services are offered to you free of charge.
We offer free pregnancy tests and pregnancy options consultations designed to help you process your unique situation. We are here to support you as you explore all of your pregnancy options including parenting, adoption and abortion. While we do not refer for or offer abortion services, we want to make sure you receive accurate medical information and compassionate care as you are faced with making a life-altering decision.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of being pregnant, it’s important to take things one step at a time.
I need to find out if I’m pregnant.
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if you are pregnant, especially early on. A missed period is most commonly the first sign, however, there are many other factors that can impact your menstrual cycle.
Here are a few signs and symptoms that are often associated with an early pregnancy:
- Missed period
- Swollen, tender breasts
- Frequent urination
- Food aversions
The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. The best time to take a test is after you’ve already missed your period.
When you come to Alternatives, you’ll find a safe, confidential place to take a free pregnancy test to confirm or rule out a pregnancy. We offer a medical-grade urine pregnancy test that provides accurate results so you can have the information you need to take the next step.
Your medical records are then made available to you and can be shared with a medical provider with your permission.
I know I’m pregnant. What happens next?
Once you confirm that you’re pregnant, the next step is to have an ultrasound.
With a positive pregnancy test, Alternatives offers a limited pregnancy ultrasound to confirm intrauterine pregnancy, check fetal heartbeat, determine gestational age, and estimate a due date. We can also help you understand all of the stages of fetal development.
Keep in mind that in order to have an ultrasound, you need to have a positive pregnancy test from our clinic or a proof of pregnancy statement letter from your physician.
I’m having mixed feelings about my pregnancy. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is stop, take a few deep breaths, and remember that you have options available to you.
When you’re ready, our team of trained Client Advocates will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to discuss all of your pregnancy options. You do not have to go through this alone.
My partner is pregnant. What can I do?
When your partner is pregnant, you have an important influence on her pregnancy experience. But you may be unsure of how to best support her—or you may be wrestling with your own mixed emotions about the pregnancy.
You can talk to one of our trained Male Client Advocates who can help you process your situation and help you understand your options when it comes to fatherhood, adoption and abortion.
FREE PREGNANCY OPTIONS CONSULTATIONS
We understand that many emotions can come with an unexpected pregnancy. Thousands of women have come to us, feeling the weight of fear, shame, isolation and pressure from those around them.
If you are looking to discuss your pregnancy options, our team of skilled and compassionate Client Advocates will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to do so.
Amber came to us feeling alone and fearful of what would come next. But then she met her Client Advocate.
“During this time, I was trying to decide what was best for my baby—whether I should keep him or give him up for adoption. When I decided to come to Alternatives, I felt some of that burden lifted. Just sharing it with somebody. Just having Diane to talk to made a world of difference.” Read Amber’s story here.
Before you visit an abortion facility, you deserve to explore all of your options.
You deserve support, regardless of your situation or decision. You deserve love and grace without conditions—and the opportunity to reimagine what your life could look like after making a decision.
If you choose to parent, we will be your partner in helping you find the resources you need to have a healthy pregnancy and be prepared for when the baby comes. Our wide network of local organizations and clinics will support your well-being beyond your time with us.
- Prenatal and Postnatal Care
- Housing Assistance
- Employment Resources
- Church Referrals
- Title IX Student Advocacy
If you are considering adoption, we will work through our Adoption Decision Guide with you and provide referrals to licensed agencies that will help you with an individualized adoption plan.
If you decide to have an abortion or terminate your pregnancy, we want you to know you are not alone. Through our Counseling After Abortion program, we offer a safe and trusted place to navigate your emotions through individual or group counseling sessions. We are committed to walking with you whether your experience was recent or many years ago.
When you come to Alternatives, we want you to know that you play a valuable role in the pregnancy decision process alongside your partner. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Our Male Client Advocates are here to walk with you throughout the entire process, no matter what decision you make.
Visit our Men’s Support page to learn more about all of the tools and resources available to you.
Pregnancy will change your life. Don’t go through it alone.
Important: Alternatives will never profit from your pregnancy decision. Our services are always free and confidential. Take time to understand your options and available support before rushing into a pregnancy decision. We can help. Contact us today.
“I’m having this abortion and it will be my secret that I carry for the rest of my life.” When I went through my divorce, I didn’t know who I was anymore.
My mom and I frequently volunteered for Alternatives. We’d set up the tables at church so we could spread awareness about the pregnancy center. And then I needed them