New Year, New Pregnancy: What’s Next? • The Pregnancy Network

New Year, New Pregnancy: What’s Next?

A new year is full of exciting changes: new habits, new routines, and new hobbies. Who doesn’t love a fresh start?

But maybe your new year looks different in 2024. You woke up feeling off, you were expecting a period that never came, and when you took the “just in case” test the result was… Boom. Positive. While that’s what the result may read – it’s okay if you’re not.

Whether you already have kids at home or you’ve never considered becoming a parent, you’re in the right place. Here are three services The Pregnancy Network can offer to help you make an empowered choice.

    1. Confirm your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test.

    We offer pregnancy testing administered by Registered Nurses so you can confirm whether or not you are pregnant. These pregnancy tests are accurate two days (or more) after a missed menstruation cycle.

      1. Receive a free limited obstetrical ultrasound.

      We provide what is known as “Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds.” This type of ultrasound seeks to verify three things in your pregnancy:

          1. Viability of the pregnancy

          1. Heartbeat

          1. Gestational age

        The main purpose of the ultrasound is to confirm pregnancy. Our services are administered by staff Registered Nurses who are trained and certified in administering limited obstetrical ultrasounds.

        An ultrasound can also help to rule out an ectopic pregnancy, or a pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy is not a viable pregnancy and requires immediate medical attention. An ectopic pregnancy is rare, occurring in only around 2% of pregnancies

        3. Stay informed and connected to community resources.

        When you find out you’re pregnant, you have three options: carry to term and parent, carry to term and place for adoption, or abortion. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, our Registered Nurses will walk you through each of your options and the various abortion procedures. 

        Regardless of what choices you’re considering, we’d consider it a privilege to connect you with a long list of community resources. Some of our most common referrals are for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Adopt-A-Mom, and Medicaid for Pregnant Women

        We’re here for you.

        No matter what you thought this year would look like, you don’t have to walk through your new reality alone. Our team stands ready to serve you with free services and compassionate, confidential care. Make an appointment at our Greensboro or Winston-Salem offices to get started.

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        Chloe Belk

        Chloe is the Communications Coordinator at The Pregnancy Network.