How do I know if I am pregnant?

You may still be second-guessing if you are pregnant. One of the most common signs of pregnancy is a missed period. Some other common pregnancy symptoms are:

  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings

Receive free pregnancy testing at Human Life Services to be sure. We are here to inform you and support you in your pregnancy journey.

When should I get an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is necessary to understand more details about your pregnancy. It reveals how far along you are, the location of the pregnancy, and if it’s a viable pregnancy (within the uterus).

First trimester ultrasounds may be performed beginning the 6th week of pregnancy.  However, much is happening even before that sixth week. A gestational sac can be seen. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as 5 to 6 weeks. Receive a free obstetrical ultrasound at our center today.

What Are The Risks of Abortion?

There are risks and side effects involved with an abortion procedure. It’s essential to know these when making a pregnancy decision. Here are the risks:

Medication abortion risks:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Surgical abortion risks:

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection

Fetal Development

Information is key to making a decision about your pregnancy. Understanding fetal development may help you to decide which option is right for you. If you would like to know what is developed in your pregnancy at this stage, click here for more information.