Q: Why do I need an ultrasound?
A: An ultrasound is essential to understand how far pregnancy has progressed and where in the uterus it is. Both are important to understand your options and ensure your health and wellbeing.
Some pregnancies that occur outside the uterus are called ectopic pregnancies. These can harm a woman’s health if not properly diagnosed and treated. This imaging service can ensure the pregnancy is in the “right place” and you remain healthy.
Q: Should I get tested for STDs if I want an abortion?
A: It’s always crucial for your health to get tested for an STD (sexually transmitted disease). If contemplating an abortion, however, it’s even more critical to receive screening.
Having an abortion with an active infection puts you at a greater risk of developing PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). When this occurs, the infection spreads to surrounding tissues within the pelvic region.
PID can have long-term effects on your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, these include chronic pelvic pain, tubal-ovarian abscess, infertility, and ectopic pregnancies.
PID is usually preventable if receiving regular STD screening and early treatment for any infections.
Q: Can I get an abortion in Alabama?
A: As of June 24th, 2022, abortion is no longer legal in Alabama.
However, according to state law, in the case of a life-threatening emergency, it is not unlawful to provide a woman with life-saving treatment, including abortion, if medically necessary. Due to this, women should rest assured that in any life-threatening emergency when their health is jeopardized, they will not be denied care or treatment by medical professionals.
Q: What services do you offer?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we can help you by providing a free pregnancy test, ultrasound confirmation, and answers to your questions about abortion, parenting, and adoption. Here are some free and confidential services we offer:
- Abortion Information
- Adoption Information
- Maternity & Infant Supplies
- Medical Referrals
- Parenting Education
- Pregnancy Options Information
- Pregnancy Tests
- STD/STI Information
- Support for Men
- Limited Ultrasound (Onsite)