At the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, we understand that you may feel anxious and overwhelmed when you discover an unplanned pregnancy. Many women turn to abortion as the next step. Before scheduling an abortion, arrange for a Pre-Abortion Screening today. For your health and safety, you need more information about your pregnancy. Here are the four steps we recommend:
Step 1. Confirm you’re pregnant.
We offer no-cost lab-quality pregnancy tests performed by medical professionals. At-home pregnancy tests are not always reliable.
Our tests are over 99% accurate, so you can be confident you’re getting the correct result. You will receive the test results at your appointment.
Step 2. Make sure your pregnancy is viable (growing).
You can still get a positive result on a pregnancy test and no longer be pregnant. It takes your body time to lose the pregnancy hormones.
We offer no-cost limited obstetric ultrasounds, which confirm the viability of your pregnancy. Ultrasound also reveals how long you’ve been pregnant and its location. Some pregnancies begin growing outside the uterus. This type of pregnancy is known as ectopic and can be extremely dangerous.
Avoid unnecessary costs, pain, and a potentially high-risk procedure if your pregnancy is already terminated.
Step 3. Get tested and treated for STDs.
If you are sexually active, you could be at serious risk for an STI (sexually transmitted infection) or STD (sexually transmitted disease).
The bacteria can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which causes infertility. It’s vital to get tested and treated before your abortion. We can do that for you with:
- No-Cost STD Testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV antibodies
- No-Cost STD Treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea
Step 4. Pre-Abortion Education
Once you have verified your pregnancy with pregnancy testing and an ultrasound, it’s time to talk about abortion procedures, side effects, and potential risks.
After an ultrasound, you will know how far along your pregnancy is. Then, you will know the type of abortion procedure that is an option.