I’m Pregnant and I’m Scared

I'm Pregnant and I'm Scared
I'm Pregnant and I'm Scared

I'm pregnant and i'm scared

An unplanned pregnancy feels scary and lonely. But you aren’t alone.

Even before you receive your free pregnancy test, you’re probably scared.

After all, you’ve seen those two lines on the pregnancy test you took at home. You knew pregnancy was a possibility, but seeing the test makes it all so real.

It’s right there in the 2nd line of your pregnancy test – positive.

And then comes the fear.

An unplanned pregnancy feels scary and lonely. But you aren’t alone.

Here at Alcove Health, we see you and we want to help. So take a deep breath and let’s settle some of this fear.

You have options – whether you’re considering an abortion or carrying the pregnancy to term. But before you chase down all your options (even in your mind), what you need first is more information.

But I have a positive pregnancy test, what else could I possibly need to know? you may be asking yourself.

Actually, there’s a lot you don’t know. And unknowns often cause fear.

First, you need a lab-grade pregnancy test to verify that your test result is accurate – we do that at no-cost right here at Alcove Health.

Then, if your test is positive, you need an ultrasound, so you can know if the pregnancy is ectopic (a health emergency) and so you can know if the pregnancy is in the process of miscarrying – we do that at no-cost right here at Alcove Health.

Finally, you need STI/STD testing, especially if you are considering an abortion – yep, we also do that at no-cost right here at Alcove Health.

Here at Alcove Health Women’s clinic, we provide even more – like an options consultation and a private conversation with one of our Registered Nurses. But the cost isn’t more; it’s always the same – free.

Look, we understand fear. That’s why we’re a safe space for you to process your feelings, understand your options, and receive important medical services so you can make the best decision for your reproductive health.

A lot of times fear is based on the unknowns. Worrying and stressing won’t help. You know what will help? Getting the information you need to make a safe choice. You can get all the information you need right here at Alcove Health.

Call Alcove Health in Newport News and make us your first contact. You’ll learn all your options. You’ll pay nothing. And you’ll gain everything you need to make a decision that’s right for you.

By Sherri, Client Advocate

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I Don’t Have Enough Money for an Abortion

I need money for an abortion
I need money for an abortion

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR AN ABORTION

"I can’t even afford an abortion, how can I afford more services?"

An unplanned pregnancy wasn’t part of your plan – obviously. Of course, paying for an unplanned pregnancy wasn’t part of the plan either.

But there it is – a positive pregnancy test.

You want an abortion, but you can’t afford an abortion.

What now?

Take a moment to slow down and realize you don’t have all the information you need.

A positive pregnancy test gives you some information, but it does not give you complete information.

If you’re struggling with getting the money for an abortion, an abortion consultation with free medical services is the perfect combination for you. At Alcove Health Women’s Clinic, we provide no-cost services that give you information you need before you begin the abortion process.

Paying for an abortion without knowing four things may be wasting your money. You need to know:

      1. If your pregnancy test is accurate 
      2. If your pregnancy is miscarrying or has already miscarried (did you know you can get a positive pregnancy test while miscarrying?)
      3. If your pregnancy is ectopic (that’s potentially life-threatening for you and needs immediate medical attention, not an abortion)
      4. Exactly how far along you are (especially for abortions by pill, since they have pregnancy age limitations)

How can you possibly know all that information? Well, you can’t. 

Unless you visit a place that will give you that information. That place is Alcove Health, where you can receive a lab-grade pregnancy test and an ultrasound. These medical services will answer every question above.

And you can’t get these services through the mail or a telehealth appointment. It’s not possible.

Wait a minute, you may think, I can’t even afford an abortionhow can I afford more services? Here’s the best part – the services are available at no-cost to you at Alcove Health. 

I watched a movie called The Necklace in middle school. A woman borrowed a diamond necklace – one she could never afford on her own – from a rich acquaintance. She wore it to a fancy event – but during the event, she lost it! She was devastated. She took out a loan to replace the necklace and gave it to the acquaintance – without even telling her what happened! 

The woman worked for ten years to repay the loan. Afterward, the woman ran into the rich acquaintance and finally told her what happened. The rich acquaintance was shocked. 

That necklace I let you borrow wasn’t even real, she told her! 

The woman paid for the necklace she thought she had – not the necklace she actually had. She wasted her money because she didn’t know! 

What does this have to do with abortion? An abortion you don’t need costs the same as every other abortion. It’s just as expensive whether you need it or not. Not knowing is costly!

Get complete information so you can make a wise choice for yourself and your wallet. Contact Alcove Health Women’s Clinic in Newport News, where we provide a safe space for you to process your options and receive the medically accurate information you need to make an informed decision.  Call us today at 757-591-8141 to schedule your free appointment 

By Sherri, Client Advocate

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Early Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage

Young girl after a miscarriage
Young girl after a miscarriage

Early pregnancy loss: miscarriage

miscarriage is the loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion. But it isn’t an abortion in the common meaning of the term.  About 15%-25% of recognized pregnancies will end in a miscarriage, and most of them occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Miscarriages can happen for a variety of medical reasons, many of which aren’t within a person’s control. Working, exercising, having sex, or taking birth control pills before getting pregnant do not cause early pregnancy loss. Some women believe that it was caused by a recent fall, blow, or even a fright. In most cases, this is not true.

But knowing the signs can help you to better understand the event and get any support or treatment you may need. In some cases, it happens so quickly that you may not even know you were pregnant before you miscarry.  Here are some of the symptoms of a miscarriage: heavy spotting, vaginal bleeding, discharge of tissue or fluid from your vagina, severe abdominal pain or cramping, mild to severe back pain.  It’s also possible to have these symptoms without experiencing a miscarriage.

This pregnancy loss can produce a variety of difficult feelings.  We encourage you and your partner to seek help from your OBGYN doctor, another healthcare professional, support group, or counselor.

By Meg, RN, BSN

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