FAQ

Sac Valley Women's Health

How Do I Know if I’m Pregnant?

Early signs of pregnancy include:

  • A missed period.
  • Tender and swollen breasts.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Frequent urination.

Since these symptoms can mimic those of other conditions, it’s important to receive a medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. We provide these services at no cost so that you may gain the answers you seek.

Why Is Receiving an Ultrasound Important?

An ultrasound is necessary to confirm pregnancy, verify how far along you are, and if the pregnancy is in the right place within the uterus. If an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus) is present, medical intervention will become necessary to ensure your health and safety.

Gaining more information on these factors is essential in knowing what options are available to you next.

How Do I Prepare for an Appointment?

You only need to bring a photo ID. However, we also encourage you to prepare any questions you may have so we can answer any concerns.

Are Appointments Free to Me? Do I Need Insurance?

All appointments and services are free of charge, and insurance is not needed.

Can Someone Come With Me?

We encourage you to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Whether you prefer to bring someone with you for support or wish to attend alone, please know we are here to support you as soon as you walk through our doors.

Should I Get Tested for an STI?

If you are unsure if you’ve been exposed to an STI, it’s important to receive regular testing since many infections do not cause noticeable symptoms. For your well-being, we suggest getting regular testing to ensure you remain healthy and in control of your health. We also offer free limited STI testing for your convenience.

What Should I Do Before Receiving an Abortion?

Before an abortion, we offer the essential services needed to safeguard your health, such as:

  • Receiving a thorough health assessment.
  • Giving a complete health history.
  • Receiving STI testing.
  • Receiving a pregnancy test and ultrasound.
  • Discussing any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Discussing any emotions you may be experiencing.

We do not perform abortion services.

Is My Appointment Confidential?

Yes, all appointments will remain confidential, as protecting your privacy is very serious to us.

Where Can I Gather More Information on My Options?

If you would like to understand all your options so that you can make an informed decision that you feel confident about, please make an appointment today, and we can discuss all your possibilities.