Our Center has a qualified medical staff who are available for ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, and consultations. Below you will find some initial information on the medical services that our center provides.

 

Pregnancy Testing

Our center offers free pregnancy testing to confirm your pregnancy. We understand that for some, a suspected pregnancy can be frightening.  Detecting a pregnancy early, though, can help you plan the next steps for you and your baby. Our staff offers confidential support and help throughout the process.

 

How Do I Know If I am Pregnant?

While a missed period is the most common symptom of pregnancy, it is certainly not the only one. The symptoms women experience may vary, but,  you may also experience the following in addition to, or in place of, a missed period:

  • Nausea
  • Aversion to certain foods
  • Bloating and cramping
  • Darkened nipples
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent urination
  • Spotting

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, please make an appointment to take a pregnancy test today.

 

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Our pregnancy tests test for the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), the hormone released during pregnancy. hCG can be detected as early as seven days after conception, or 21 to 24 days after the first day of your last period. All tests are performed on-site, and our staff is available to discuss your results during your appointment.

 

Next Steps

After receiving a positive pregnancy test result, it is important to schedule an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy. A positive test result will now require you to begin to think about your three options: parentingadoption, or abortion. Our staff can help you consider all of  your options so you can ultimately make the best decision for you.

 

Ultrasound

At the Pregnancy Support Center, we can provide you with a “Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound” following a positive pregnancy test. The ultrasound is performed to determine three things:

  • The pregnancy is developing in the uterus
  • The viability of the pregnancy by detection and measurement of a heartbeat
  • The gestational age or how far along in the pregnancy

The main purpose of the ultrasound is to confirm pregnancy. Our services are administered by a Registered Nurse (RN) who is trained and certified in administering limited obstetrical ultrasounds. Ultrasounds are overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Mike Stadler, who is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a practicing OBGYN in Salisbury. Dr. Stadler ensures our policies and procedures remain at the highest standards for clients.

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