What We Do

Pregnancy Help Center is a mobile ultrasound unit that offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, consultations, referrals, and education to women in crisis and unplanned pregnancies. All of our services are free and confidential.

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Know Your Options

On the mobile unit our Client Advocates will discuss the following:

Getting Pregnant

A missed period is the most commonly reported first sign of pregnancy. Nausea or morning sickness is the second most commonly reported early pregnancy symptom. A change in breasts, including swelling, tenderness, or discomfort, is the third most commonly reported early sign of pregnancy. The fourth sign of pregnancy is fatigue or tiredness. If you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, it is best to wait until you miss your period before you take a pregnancy test.

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Contraception

There are many types of hormone based birth control pills that often come with side effects that can make you want to switch.  These include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Breakthrough Bleeding
  • Decreased Libido
  • Mood Swings

Our Client Advocates are here to introduce you to more natural ways to plan your family, such as Natural Family Planning and the Creighton Model.

Abortion Procedures

Click on one of the abortion procedures below to learn more.

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Methotrexate & Misoprostol (MTX)

MTX is a medical (or chemical) abortion procedure and is used up to the first 9 weeks of pregnancy. This procedure is not as commonly used as in the past because of the availability of mifepristone…

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Aspiration

Aspiration is a surgical abortion procedure performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. It is also referred to as suction aspiration, suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration…

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Dilation and Extraction

The dilation and extraction procedure is used after 21 weeks gestation. The procedure is also known as D & X, Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression, and Partial Birth Abortion…

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Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol

Mifepristone (mifeprex) and misoprostol is a medical abortion procedure used up to the first 7 to 9 weeks of pregnancy. It is also referred to as RU-486 or the abortion pill…

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Dilation & Evacuation (D&E)

Dilation and evacuation is a surgical abortion procedure performed after 16 weeks gestation. In most cases, 24 hours prior to the actual procedure, your abortion provider will…

  • Counseling
  • Access health care services and providers
  • Referrals for housing
  • Translation assistance
  • Infant clothing and newborn equipment
  • Legal assistance and referrals
  • Educational opportunities

If you choose to parent, our staff will be there to discuss with you the services we provide to offer you a continuum of care throughout your pregnancy. Some of these services include: counseling for women with unplanned pregnancies, access to health care services and providers, referrals for housing and rental opportunities, translation assistance, donations of supplemental infant clothing and newborn equipment, legal assistance and referrals, support as needed to other pregnancy resource centers, and educational opportunities for expectant mothers.

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Adoption

Exploring options for your family: Though the adoption process can often be overwhelming and confusing, our staff provides the education, support, and services necessary for each stage of your adoption.

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Fetal Development

Here is a visual of the development of the fetus throughout the 40 weeks of pregnancy.

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  • 4

    4 weeks

    The foundations of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are laid. The heart begins to beat, gaining strength day by day. The eyes begin to develop, and the earliest stages of the ears are now present. The lungs begin to form.
  • 9

    9 weeks

    The baby is well proportioned, and about the size of a thumb. Every organ is present. The liver is making blood, the kidneys function, and the heart beats steadily. The skull, elbows and knees are forming. Of the 4500 structures in the adult body, 4000 are already present. Early muscular movements begin. The thyroid gland turns on.
  • 13

    13 weeks

    The baby is “practicing” breathing, since she will have to breathe air immediately after birth. The baby urinates. Her stomach muscles can now contract. Vocal chords and taste buds form. She can make complex facial expressions and even smile. Fine hair begins to grow on the upper lip and chin and eyebrows. The baby swallows and responds to skin stimulation. The baby is active, but mom doesn’t feel anything yet.

1st Trimester

1/30th oz - 3 oz
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  • 18

    4 months

    Nostrils and toenails become visible. The baby may suck her thumb, turn somersaults and has a firm grip. The ovaries of the girls contain beginnings of eggs. At about 4 1/2 months she is able to begin to feel pain.
  • 22

    5 months

    The testes descend in boys. Mom may feel the baby kick, turn or hiccup and may be able to identify a bulge as an elbow or head. Each side of the brain has a billion nerve cells now.
  • 27

    6 months

    The baby will be able to hear by next week. The child sleeps and wakes, nestling in her favorite positions to sleep, and stretches upon waking up.

2nd Trimester

0.875 lbs - 1.7 lbs
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  • 31

    7 months

    The eyelids begin to reopen, preparing to see the outside world. Eyelashes have now become well developed.
  • 36

    8 months

    Skin becomes pink and smooth. The pupils of the eye respond to light. Fingernails reach to the tip of the finger. The baby is really getting cramped now.
  • 40

    9 months

    The child triggers labor and birth occurs, an average of 264-270 days after conception.
*units in weeks

3rd Trimester

2.8 lbs - 7.7 lbs

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