Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy the abortion pill online?

It is illegal and dangerous to buy the abortion pill online. For your safety, Abide Maternity Home strongly discourages you from purchasing from online suppliers.

How do I know if I am pregnant?

If you recently had unprotected sex, there is a possibility that you are pregnant. To find out for sure, you should take a pregnancy test, followed by a limited ultrasound. You can also look for pregnancy symptoms. The most common symptom that women will notice is a missed period, but there are other signs you can look for, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Food aversions
  • Breast tenderness
  • Spotting

If you notice any of these symptoms, it might be an indication that you are pregnant. We can provide you with free pregnancy testing when you visit our Family Resource Center.

What are the signs of an STD?

In many cases, women are not aware that they have an STD because the symptoms are not present or they are mistaken for something else. This means that a woman can go an extended period of time without ever realizing that she has an STD. For the sake of your health, it is important to be aware of your body, so you can detect symptoms early. You also need to remember that the absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that you do not have an STD. If you are sexually active, it is important to get yourself tested.

Symptoms of common STDs:

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Presence of sores or bumps near the genitalia, mouth or anus
  • Skin rash
  • Vaginal itching

Do you provide free pregnancy testing?

Yes, just like the rest of our services, our pregnancy testing is free. The testing we offer is 99% accurate and is capable of detecting pregnancy as soon as seven days after conception.

How much will my appointment cost?

Our mission is to help you be healthy and well equipped throughout your pregnancy. We offer all of our services and support at no cost to you. This means that you do not need proof of insurance and you do not need to report your visit to your insurance provider. We protect your confidentiality.

Will anyone find out about my appointment?

No. We value your privacy and work hard to protect it. You can rest assured that we will not inform anyone about your visit, the reason that you came in, or anything that you discussed during your time with us. All information is confidential and will remain between you and our staff.

Can I be pregnant and have an STD?

Yes. It is entirely possible to be pregnant and simultaneously have an STD. Having an STD while pregnant can cause serious harm to both you and your baby. If you have recently had unprotected sex or some sort of birth control mishap, you should strongly consider getting tested.

When should I get an ultrasound?

If you have recently taken a pregnancy test and the results are positive, your next step should be to have an ultrasound. An ultrasound will tell you some important information about your pregnancy and can help you in the decision-making process. Having an ultrasound performed will tell you how far along you are in your pregnancy, how your baby is developing, and will let you listen in on your baby’s heartbeat.

I’m pregnant. What are my options?

If you recently found out that you are pregnant, you likely have many questions about what to do next. Our staff is here to help you on your journey! We can give you information on adoptionabortion, and parenting in a caring and non-judgmental environment. We will support you, but ultimately you are the one who must make the choice that is best for your unique situation.