POSITIVE might not mean PREGNANT
You may be wondering, “Am I pregnant?” Have you taken a positive home pregnancy test? If you answered yes, you still need a doctor to confirm the pregnancy is viable (or that the fetus has a beating heart). Just because a pregnancy test is positive, doesn’t mean the pregnancy is viable. About 20% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage.1
STI means STOP
Have you been tested for an STI? Even if you’ve only had one partner, there is a risk that you could carry a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).
STIs affect any pregnancy decision. If a woman has untreated STIs at the time of her abortion, it can increase her likelihood of PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease). If left untreated, PID can escalate into lifelong medical complications.2 If a woman decides to carry to term, untreated STIs can be transferred to the baby during delivery.2
All women should be tested for STIs regardless of their pregnancy decision. At ComfortCare, limited STI testing is conducted, without charge, and referrals for comprehensive testing can be made. Education is freedom.
There are OPTIONS
When you’re staring at a positive pregnancy test, it can seem like all options are gone. It can feel overwhelming.
But you are strong. With the right medical information and non-judgmental support, you can make the best decision for you. ComfortCare is staffed with pregnancy options specialists, available to discuss abortion, adoption, and parenting. The most cutting-edge information is given in a supportive, objective setting.
Nurses and patient advocates are available to listen to your situation, your hesitations, and your concerns. We’re here to serve you in three locations: Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington. Contact us today.
Support brings independence.
1 Obstetric and Gynecologic Diagnosis and Treatment Ninth Ed. DeCherney, Alan H, et al, ch24
2 www.cdc.gov/std STD’s & pregnancy – CDC Fact Sheet