Signs of Pregnancy

Missed your period? Feeling sick? Witnessing an unusual increase in bloat? Before you sound the alarms and brace yourself for the family lecture, pause for a moment to consider your situation. You may be panicking when you are simply late for Mother Nature’s monthly visit. 

Take a deep breath. Let’s go over the basics!

1. Are you sexually active?

1. Are you sexually active?
If you are sexually active, proceed to #2-4.

If your period is late but you are not sexually active, give your doctor a call. Stress, diet, excessive exercise, and other lifestyle changes may be causing your delayed period. Your doctor can work with you to identify the problem and then determine the best course of action to get you back on schedule.

5 Common Reasons for a Late Period

Reasons for Late Period
2. When was your last period? 

2. When was your last period?
Whether you mark your calendar religiously or you simply wait in anxiety for your period, take a deep breath and figure out your last period. You may have miscounted, or you could simply be panicking without good reason.

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3. How are you feeling?

3. How are you feeling?
Early signs of pregnancy may include some of all of the following symptoms: missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea, lower backaches, fatigue, frequent urination, and food aversions. While women’s experiences vary, you may be experiencing a few or all of these signs. 

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4. Have you taken a pregnancy test?

4. Have you taken a pregnancy test?
If you are sexually active, call us at 844-274-7785 for a free pregnancy test. If you are nervous, a friend may be willing to call with you or accompany you for the trip. Pregnancy tests can identify pregnancy as early as 7-10 days after ovulation. If you’re doing a home pregnancy test, it’s important to note that testing too early may result in a negative test. You should schedule a clinical test to be sure that your results are accurate.

If your home test comes up positive, schedule an appointment with your doctor to confirm your pregnancy. Even if it is negative, you should consider scheduling a doctor’s appointment to make sure that you are healthy. Your doctor will help determine why you missed your period, examine you for STIs, and address other health concerns.

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Your Options

If you went through the four steps above and have found yourself looking at a positive pregnancy test, know that it is common to feel a wide variety of emotions. As you are considering your pregnancy options, it is important that you are provided with the totality of information so that you may make a well-informed decision. The good news is that there are many resources to support you so that you may be empowered to make a life-affirming decision and pursue either parenting or adoption (while also continuing your education). You’re not alone in this. We are Standing With You.


Deciding to parent your child can feel intimidating and may come with challenges, but it also comes with many joys and rewards. This journey will look different for every mom whether you decide to co-parent, choose single parenting, get married, or parenting with the help of a family member or friend.

We’re here to walk with you as long as you need or desire. You’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the journey ahead.

Utilize the resources in this website to help you get started.



When facing an unexpected pregnancy, it is understandable if you are just not ready to be a parent. Your decision must be made with serious consideration to both your well-being and that of your child. For some new mothers, the idea of placing their children for adoption is a daunting prospect, but in today’s adoption, you get to decide everything from your baby’s parents to how open you’d like the adoption to be.

The good news is that you have time. As you think about your options, we encourage you to contact an adoption agency with any questions you have. Know that asking questions does not mean you are making a commitment. Explore stories from other birth moms and take your time. We’re Standing With You.



Please understand that abortion will end the life of your child. We encourage you to consider the many resources and support available to you and to examine abortion information before making your decision. You are not alone. There is help and support available.

Abortion can cost anywhere from $300 to over $1000 depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Abortion procedures include chemical (up to 10 weeks) and surgical abortions. To fully understand the different abortion procedures, please visit and listen to Dr. Anthony Levatino, OBGYN, explain the various methods. You will also find FAQs regarding each procedure on the website. There are many medical and emotional complications that can impact you following an abortion, so it is essential to gather as much information as possible.

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