Health Information

Our Response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the following protective measures are being taken for the health and safety of our patients and staff:

  1. Patients who have been diagnosed with, exposed to someone with a diagnosis, or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days will not be served until 14 days have passed since diagnosis/exposure and/or symptoms have subsided.
  2. To limit the number of people in a confined area, only one visitor will be permitted in the facility. Children are not allowed.
  3.  Masks are recommended but not required at this time.
  4. Patient and staff areas and frequently used items will be disinfected regularly before and after any contact.  Personal sanitation supplies are available throughout the facility.

Our regularly scheduled hours may change as we seek to best provide essential services in this viral situation.  We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our area and make adjustments to these protective measures as needed.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms are different for every woman. Some possible common pregnancy symptoms may include:

  • A missed period
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Mild cramping
  • Light spotting
  • Moodiness

Just because you may be experiencing these symptoms may not necessarily mean you are pregnant. Only a Physician can diagnose pregnancy. The only way for you to know for sure that you are pregnant is to have an ultrasound exam so that our Medical Director may confirm that you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy. Our staff is ready to welcome and help you. Call (478) 216-5176 to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Contraception

Before taking Emergency Contraception, it is important to connect with a medical professional who can further explain what it is and how it affects your body. 

Emergency contraception is taken after a woman has unprotected sex or her birth control method has failed. There are risks and side effects associated with emergency contraceptives one should be aware of, such as:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Menstrual pain or cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness

Emergency contraceptives such as Ella or Plan B pill should not be confused with the abortion pill, Mifeprex known as RU 486.

If your period is more than a week late, give us a call to schedule an appointment. One of our medical professionals will offer you a pregnancy test at no charge to you.

Abortion Information

Finding out you’re pregnant can be an emotional and difficult experience. You have three options when you become pregnant: parenting, adoption, and abortion. Our medical team is available to talk with you about your options and answer your questions.

The gestational age of the fetus determines the abortion method. An ultrasound is used to measure how far along someone is in pregnancy.

As a woman in the state of Georgia, there are certain rights you have by law and specific information that is required to be made available to you to protect you throughout the abortion process.

It is your right to be informed, to know what procedure might be used, and the risks associated with each. When signing consent for an abortion, you are acknowledging you have been informed of:

  • Your medical risks associated with the chosen procedure
  • The probable age of the fetus at the time the abortion is scheduled3

This checklist is a helpful tool as you determine what information you still need before moving forward.

Pre-Abortion Checklist

Post-Abortion:

Have you had an abortion? Many women who have had an abortion report experiencing strong emotions, such as an overwhelming sense of sadness. Your feelings matter. Whatever your experience may have been or will be in the future, we are here for you.

In a one-on-one, highly confidential setting, we will listen to where you’ve been, guide you on how to move forward, and offer hope to encourage you right where you are.

Let us walk alongside you – contact us to schedule an appointment.

 

Abortion Pill Reversal

Have you taken the first dose of the Abortion Pill, Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486)? Do you regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill? Some Studies have indicated that the effects of the abortion pill may be reversed if progesterone is given within a certain time frame after the abortion pill has been administered. 4 Call 1-877-558-0333 for more information.

Sexual Health

Your sexual health affects many areas of your life. We want the best for you and to empower you to make wise and informed decisions regarding your sexual health. During your appointment, we will:

  • Honor your confidentiality and create an environment for you to be as open as you’d like regarding your sexual health
  • Provide essential information to assist you in making decisions regarding your sexual health

Have you been forced to have sex against your will? If so, call us today. We can assist you in getting the help that you need.

References

1 Pregnancy symptoms information adapted from:
www.mayoclinic.org

2 Emergency Contraception information adapted from:
www.ellanow.com
http://planbonestep.com/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/morning-after-pill/basics/why-its-done/prc-20012891

3 Abortion Information adapted from: Abortion: A Woman’s Right to Know

4 Abortion Option Information adapted from:
http://www.abortionpillreversal.com