Welcome to MAPS! We are here for YOU. The services we provide are available to everyone without regard for race, sex, physical ability, religion, age, or marital status.
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.
Abortion Recovery Small Group Sign-Up
MAPS will have free abortion recovery small groups starting the first week in March. If you or someone you know would like to attend, fill out the form below!
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At Mountain Area Pregnancy Services, we understand that pregnancy does not always bring joy.
Did you lose your baby via miscarriage or to stillbirth? Have you received a life-limiting diagnosis for your child? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we can HELP.
MAPS is specially trained and equipped to help with the grief of pregnancy loss or a life-limiting diagnosis. Please call us at (828) 252-1306 or email us at [email protected]. We can help.
If you have chosen to continue your pregnancy after a life-limiting diagnosis we are here to walk with you. We take a family-centered approach to help all involved in the journey through this difficult time.
We will help you:
- Know the facts and seek answers to your questions.
- Set realistic goals and make decisions.
- Develop a birth plan that includes making good memories with baby.
- Set up follow-up care and support including pastoral and spiritual care and referrals to community resources.
- Plan funeral arrangements and memorial services when there is a life-limiting diagnosis.
You need to:
- Lean on a support team - even if it is not easy.
- Be sad, but don't let it control you.
- Remember that grief is survivable - you will survive this.
- Remember your baby. Memories are to be cherished for a lifetime. This baby has a place in your family to be remembered.
- Allow joy to return. Joy honors your baby's life!