Are You Pregnant?
Make an appointment today - call (828) 252-1306.
Common Symptoms of Pregnancy
Tender, swollen breasts with darkening around nipple
Sensitivity to smells
More tired than normal
Dizziness and possible fainting
Nausea and/or vomiting
Frequent trips to the bathroom
Mild cramping or back pain
To confirm if you are pregnant, call us at (828) 252-1306
What To Expect At Your Appointment
- Bring photo ID. A copy will be placed in your file for identification purposes.
- Your client advocate will go over a few questions to better understand your specific situation.
- Friends and family may join midway through your appointment.
- Average appointment is 45 - 55 minutes including a urine-based pregnancy test.
After a positive pregnancy test:
- You will discuss options including support systems during pregnancy (family, boyfriend, friends).
- You will receive confirmation paperwork to assist with OB Medicaid and food assistance (SNAP/WIC).
- You may schedule your free ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy. Ultrasounds are typically scheduled after you are 8 weeks past your Last Menstrual Period.
Remember, we are here for YOU. Your information is completely confidential and you will not be judged. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, the choice of what you do is up to you. We will clearly present your options and give you open, honest answers to your questions.
What To Expect At Your Ultrasound
A positive pregnancy test is only an indicator that you may be pregnant. A limited OB ultrasound will provide the needed information to confirm the pregnancy. Plan an hour for the ultrasound appointment.
Armed with this information, you are now ready to take the next step to consider your options.
There are a million things running through your head: What are my responsibilities? Am I ready to be a father? Can I afford a baby? Will this ruin my relationship? What will my parents and friends say? How do I break the news to them?
An unplanned pregnancy is hard time for you, too. There are so many questions and no easy answers. You may be wondering what to do next.
The FIRST step is to confirm the pregnancy and to know the facts about your options.
MAPS can help: we are a safe place to find answers to your questions.
If she is pregnant, you need to make some decisions. You don't need to decide about your future together right now, but you do need to decide the future of your child.
MAPS offers a specialized men’s program with male mentors, designed to help you make decisions about your own life, as well as learn the best way to support your partner and your new baby. Classes include basic parenting skills.
- You have time to work through all the issues. This is a decision that should not be made quickly.
- Take time to think.
- Don't make the mistake of failing to ask for help.