The Importance of Confirming a Pregnancy


Discovering that you might be pregnant can stir a mix of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Whether the pregnancy is planned or unexpected, confirming it accurately is a crucial first step. At Crossroads Resource Center, we emphasize the importance of confirming a pregnancy for several key reasons.

1. Ensuring Accuracy

A missed period is often the first sign of pregnancy, but it’s not definitive. Various factors, such as stress or hormonal imbalances, can cause a missed period. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are a good starting point, but they can sometimes produce false positives or negatives. Confirming your pregnancy with a medical-grade test and an ultrasound at our center ensures that you receive accurate results.

2. Determining Viability

Confirming a pregnancy with an ultrasound can help determine its viability. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, often before the 12th week. An ultrasound can confirm if the pregnancy is developing typically and is located within the uterus, ruling out conditions like ectopic pregnancies, which require immediate medical attention.

3. Estimating Gestational Age

Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is essential for planning your next steps. Gestational age can affect your options and the type of care you will need. For instance, the options for managing the pregnancy can vary significantly between the early and later stages. An ultrasound provides the most accurate estimation of gestational age.

4. Prenatal Care

Prenatal care, also known as antenatal care, is a type of preventive healthcare. Early and consistent prenatal care is vital for the health of both the mother (even if you are undecided about your options) and the baby. Confirming the pregnancy early allows you to start planning for necessary visits and screenings and to manage any health issues that may arise.

5. Exploring Your Options

Confirming your pregnancy gives you the information you need to explore all your options thoroughly. Whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, knowing your pregnancy status and gestational age can help you make an informed decision. At Crossroads Resource Center, we provide comprehensive information on all your options in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

How Crossroads Resource Center Can Help

At Crossroads Resource Center, we offer free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to confirm your pregnancy. Our trained staff provides a safe and compassionate environment where you can discuss your results and explore your options. We are here to support you every step of the way, ensuring you have the information and care you need.

If you think you might be pregnant, don’t wait to confirm it. Early confirmation is crucial for your health and peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone—we are here to help.

For more detailed information and to access our services, visit our clinic services page. At Crossroads Resource Center, we are dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging period with care and compassion.

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Moses Lake, WA

Moses Lake, WA
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Ephrata, WA

Ephrata, WA
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This center does not offer abortion services or refer for abortions.