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Three things you need to know if you think you might be pregnant

September 25th 2014

If you think you might be pregnant, there are three medical issues that are very important for you to know about before you decide what to do next:

1. You need to find out if your pregnancy is viable.

About 20% of pregnancies are not viable (1). This means something didn’t go exactly right and the pregnancy will likely end on its own. A positive pregnancy test cannot confirm that you are actually pregnant. The only way to medically confirm a viable pregnancy is by performing an ultrasound scan. There are several reasons why a pregnancy may not be viable. Our medical staff will take the time to answer all of your questions. Click here to view more information on ultrasounds at Real Options.

2. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you need to find out exactly how far along you are.

Knowing exactly how far along you are will help you determine what options are available to you. Whether you are considering termination, parenting, or adoption, there are different procedures, costs, and other medical issues that vary based upon how many weeks pregnant you are. The only way to know exactly how far along you are is by having an ultrasound exam and taking measurements of the baby.

3. If you are pregnant, you need to be tested for STIs/STDs.

It is important that you are tested and, if necessary, treated for STIs/STDs. At least 1 out of 3 females under age 20 who request an abortion have Chlamydia at the time of the abortion, and up to 17% over age 20 have it. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic, which means patients are unaware of their infection (2). The rates of abortion complications are much greater for those that already have Chlamydia. 60% of all who have abortions while infected with Chlamydia will get PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) (2). If you are considering parenting or adoption, there are many STDs that can dramatically affect your baby’s development when left untreated. Click here for more information on STDs.

Call or schedule an appointment at one of four convenient locations at RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics to confirm your pregnancy and eliminate unnecessary medical risk.

298 San Antonio Rd
Mountain View, CA
(650) 559-1550

1671 The Alameda #101
San Jose, CA
(408) 978-9310

12 N White Rd
San Jose, CA
(408) 272-5577

33523 Western Ave.
Union City, CA 94857
(510)487-4357

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Sources:

  1. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-loss-miscarriage/DS01105
  2. http://www.hdrc.org/RESOURCES/PDF/AbortAndSTDFSEnP1008CP.pdf
  3. http://www.realoptions.net/options/std_testing/

Abortion, STI/STD’s, Women, Pregnancy, Ultrasound

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