What services does the Amnion offer?
We offer FREE services to anyone with pregnancy related concerns. This includes free pregnancy tests, limited obstetric ultrasounds, referrals, information about pregnancy options, emotional support, maternity and baby supplies, parenting classes, and education about healthy relationships, sexuality, and healthy life choices. We also offer support for those suffering the emotional effects of a past abortion.
Will you tell anyone about my visit to your center?
All our services are confidential, which means we won't tell anyone (parents, friends, etc.) that you visited us and won't contact you without your permission. We are here to help you!
Who qualifies to receive services from the Center?
Our services are free and there are no qualification guidelines. So, anyone can come in and receive our services, no matter their living situation, job or income status, age, or race.
How do I know if I may be pregnant?
Amnion offers free pregnancy testing. A woman can become pregnant any time she has sexual intercourse or is in a situation where sperm could have entered her vagina. If you have been in a situation like this, a pregnancy test could give you more information about whether or not you are pregnant.
How accurate is a pregnancy test?
Our tests are laboratory rated. They can detect the HCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. The test is over 99% accurate.
How does a pregnancy test work?
Seven to ten days after conception, our test can pick up a hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant. If the test is done too early in the pregnancy, it may not be able to measure the hormone yet and result in a "false negative" test.
Can I have a retest if my test is negative and my period doesn't start?
Yes, you may be rescheduled for another test. The HCG hormone doubles every 2.2 days during the first three months of pregnancy.
Should I see a doctor if I have a second negative test and have not started my period?
If you have concerns about missed periods and your pregnancy test continues to be negative, you should see your health care provider for assessment. If you need resources for health care, Amnion can provide you referrals.
I already have children. Does the Center have any resources for me?
Yes! We offer baby clothes, diapers, and supplies, as well as parenting support and parenting classes—all free!
Are there any risks in taking the Morning After Pill?
(sometimes called "emergency contraception" or “Plan B”)
Yes. Some of the possible side effects of this drug are cramping and abdominal pain, fatigue, irregular and unpredictable menstrual periods, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and breast tenderness. The Morning After Pill works in 3 ways - inhibits ovulation, prevents sperm from reaching the egg, and works to prevent implantation. The last way it can work would cause an abortion, because it would prevent the fertilized egg from continuing to live.
What if I’m not pregnant this month? Can the Center help me prevent pregnancy?
We would be glad to help you prevent an unplanned pregnancy. We offer information about sexuality and can give you education about making healthy choices in the future; specifically choices about relationships and what healthy sexual activity means.
What if I am pregnant?
We can provide support no matter what your situation is. We will connect you with a client educator who will fit our services to your needs, giving you information, education, referrals, and supplies.
Can anyone make me have an abortion?
No, It is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion. Not even a husband or parent can require you to undergo an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor. Our center exists to help you in any circumstance. We can also help you in discussing your possible pregnancy with those closest to you that are influencing your decision.
Does abortion have any physical risks?
Yes, abortion has possible risks to your body. Our trained counselors can assist in discussing your options, reviewing the risks and other important information with you. Remember, your privacy and confidentiality will be protected at all times.
I have already had an abortion. Does the Center offer any services for me?
We offer post-abortion counseling for individuals and a post-abortion support program for groups, as well as information for women after abortion. We want you to know that no matter what your past experiences have been, you will be accepted and offered confidential, compassionate care here at Amnion. Call to schedule a appointment today at 610.662.9957. We want to help.