Taking a home pregnancy test and finding out you’re pregnant propels you rather quickly into a new stage of your life–whether it is planned or unplanned. No matter your circumstances, you may feel a bit overwhelmed and uncertain.
In this situation, one of the first things you should do is to confirm your pregnancy by getting a lab-quality pregnancy test. That way, if your test is positive, you can find out how far along you are in your pregnancy by getting an ultrasound. These two vital steps can help you to accept the reality of your pregnancy and encourage you to think carefully about what you need to do.
Because these steps are so important, you should never allow financial concerns to get in the way of getting these tests, as well as learn about the prenatal care you need for yourself and your baby. However, we know that financial concerns don’t just go away, particularly if you’re on a tight budget or don’t have good insurance coverage. That is why the Choices Pregnancy Centers in Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale offer no-cost pregnancy tests and limited obstetric ultrasounds.
We provide individuals in the Phoenix area with a safe, compassionate place to receive confidential care and counseling. Almost all of our health services are available for little or no cost, allowing individuals with or without insurance to get the help and information they need to determine what the best choices are for themselves.
Free Pregnancy Tests
When a young woman thinks she may be pregnant, she will most likely run out to the nearest drug store and obtain an over-the-counter pregnancy test. While these tests are fairly accurate, there have been cases of false positives and false negatives. The pregnancy tests administered by Choices Pregnancy Centers are lab-quality tests that gauge hCG levels, hormones produced by the body in increased amounts during pregnancy. These tests are more reliable than drug-store tests, and can detect pregnancy as soon as seven days after conception.
So Why Bother With an Ultrasound?
Once you have taken a free Choices pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy, we will schedule you for an ultrasound appointment. The ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool; it is not provided just so that you can “see” your baby or find out its sex. Ultrasounds can more accurately indicate a baby’s gestational age, and can also show other things, such as whether there are multiple pregnancies, whether there are any problems with the pregnancy (such as an ectopic, or outside the uterus, pregnancy), and so on. It is an important step in safeguarding the health of both mother and baby.
At Choices, a licensed medical professional will complete the ultrasound, and a compassionate Choices advocate will answer your questions, discuss your options, and help you plan the next steps.
Additional Services Offered
At Choices, we know that your life involves a lot more than your pregnancy. Consequently, we offer a number of other services intended to help you manage your health and your life.
Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing: Men and women can both take advantage of our clinics’ affordable sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. Medical professionals perform the testing, and all care is confidential. If testing confirms you have a medically treatable STD, we can prescribe the necessary treatment. Additionally, our team can answer any questions you have about sexually transmitted diseases.
LifePath Classes: Our LifePath classes are designed to teach you the skills you need to thrive as a parent and as an individual. Course topics range from prenatal care and nutrition to early infant care and offer information that will empower you in your journey as a parent. We also have classes covering topics outside of parenthood, such as money management. After completing these free courses, you will have increased confidence in your ability to manage all your life skills.
Emergency Baby Supplies: Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes, and we may be able to provide you with baby supplies if you’re dealing with an unexpected situation. Contact one of our clinics in an emergency, and we will do our best to meet your needs.
An unplanned pregnancy can leave you unsure about the future, but you aren’t alone. If you are looking for prenatal care, medical services, or a safe place to discuss your options, we can help. Contact Choices Pregnancy Centers today and let us support you during this challenging time.