Frequently Asked Questions
When Should I Take A Pregnancy Test?
Pregnancy tests are very accurate when done correctly. You should take a pregnancy test the week after your missed period for the most accurate result. The earlier you know you’re pregnant, the sooner you can learn about your options and plan your care.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
An estimated twenty-five to thirty percent of pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy. It also pinpoints how far along you are and the placement of your pregnancy. If you are considering abortion, it is vital that you receive an ultrasound first to identify your exact gestation and avoid unnecessary health risks.
Do I need an appointment?
No. We welcome walk-ins at any time during our business hours. However, scheduling an appointment will help you avoid waiting once you arrive at the clinic. You can schedule an appointment here. Same-day appointments are available.
How much will my appointment cost?
Because we receive funding from other generous sources, we are able to provide all services at no cost to you. This includes ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, and options counseling. Knowing that pregnancy can be a stressful time, we are committed to providing these important resources to the women of our community. You can also be confident that we will always safeguard your confidentiality.
Will TX Medicaid Pay for Abortion?
Abortion coverage by Medicaid differs for each state. The state of Texas does not allow public and private insurance policies from covering abortion except in the case of life endangerment or severe health risk to the woman. To sum it up in simpler terms – When living in Texas, you are responsible for the entire cost of abortion, out-of-pocket.
Will TX Medicaid Pay for the Abortion Pill?
Texas Medicaid does not cover the abortion pill. Texas law prevents insurers from covering abortions as a part of your overall health insurance plan. The only time Medicaid covers abortion is in cases of life-threatening conditions, rape, or incest.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Abortion?
Abortion comes with serious side effects, something to consider when exploring your pregnancy options. Here are some common surgical & medical abortion side effects:
Surgical Abortion Side Effects:
- Bleeding, including blood clots
- Nausea and vomiting
- Feeling faint
Medical Abortion (the abortion pill) Side Effects:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal cramping
What Are the Potential Risks of the Abortion Pill?
The abortion pill, also known as medication abortion comes with major risks to think of before deciding on this option. Some common risks include:
- Incomplete abortion – may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Digestive system discomfort
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding