Empowering Women for Life
Free Services: Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
The Forestville Pregnancy Center is committed to providing a compassionate, non-judgmental environment for women who are uncertain about their pregnancies. Each woman is offered information and counseling to help her weigh the short and long term effects of each option.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be difficult and stressful. It is a time to make many difficult choices and decisions. It can be tempting to find a quick fix and not seek information on options available because thinking about the choices is painful. It may also be difficult if you do not have someone to help you look at these decisions. We have trained counselors who can help you in these uncertain times. We offer information on parenting, finances, breaking the news, looking into adoption, and discussing the risks of abortion. We also provide counseling services to men who are facing this crisis with their partner. Supporting you is important to us.
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Viability Sonograms: Click Here for Slide Show of Fetal Development
A viable pregnancy means one that is capable of continuing on its own. Approximately 30% of all pregnancies result in a miscarriage.
An abortion performed when a pregnancy is not viable can result in unnecessary expense. Many crisis pregnancy centers offer
sonograms free of charge to determine viability if you are considering an abortion. Eligibility for a viability sono will be determined by your your counselor at the time of your visit to our Center. Since this is very difficult to decide over the phone, our trained phone counselors will defer making this decision when you call.There are several criteria for determining if a woman is eligible for a sonogram at our Center. These include but are not limited to the following: 1) a positive pregnancy test 2) being at least 6 weeks but no more than 14 weeks pregnant 3) single and 4) no health insurance. An appointment will be made for you either the day you are seen for pregnancy counseling or one will be made for you for a future date. Both of our sonographers have been trained as limited first trimester sonographers. Viability ultrasounds are performed Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am through 2 pm. In addition to transabdominal sonos, transvaginal sonos are now being offered to women who are between 6 and 7.5 weeks pregnant.