Think you might be pregnant in Ayer, MA?

We can help.

Think you might be pregnant in Ayer, MA?

We Can Help.

The Choice Is Yours

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and want help with your next steps, visit Problem Pregnancy.  Problem Pregnancy provides free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, and abortion consultations.  Contact us to talk with someone about your situation and learn about all of your options.  All of our services are free and confidential.

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test near Ayer, MA?

Most doctors recommend you take a pregnancy test after your first missed period. A missed period is the most common sign that you might be pregnant. Other common pregnancy symptoms are:

  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, Vomiting
  • Sore or swollen breasts
  • Moodiness or fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Spotting or cramping
  • Increased sense of smell
  • Food cravings

How accurate are home pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy Tests are generally very reliable. However, having a lab-grade pregnancy test performed at Problem Pregnancy near Ayer, MA ensures the most accurate results. 

Know for sure. If you think you might be pregnant, schedule an appointment for a FREE  lab-quality test.

If you have a positive test, having an ultrasound can help assess whether the pregnancy is viable and how far along you are.

Why do I need an Ultrasound?

  • Confirms that the pregnancy is in the uterus
  • Confirms the viability of the pregnancy (Can a heartbeat be detected)
  • Determines how far along you are in your pregnancy and the due date

Getting an ultrasound near Ayer, MA can be an important step in evaluating your pregnancy options. It is vital for you to confirm your pregnancy before making any decisions. Problem Pregnancy provides free, limited ultrasounds as needed for clients after they meet with a counselor.

We understand that every woman’s road to abortion is highly personal.  Abortion is often seen as a quick solution to a stressful circumstance. But as with any medical procedure, it’s best to know all the information before making a decision. And though we don’t refer for or provide abortions, here’s what we offer:

  • Laboratory Quality Pregnancy Test & Pre-Abortion Assessment
  • Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Private Conversation with a Caring and Experienced Counselor to Make a Personalized Plan
  • Abortion Pill Reversal 
  • Post-Abortion Recovery Counseling

Abortion is a procedure that results in the voluntary termination of a pregnancy, either medically or surgically. There are risks associated with any medical procedure. All abortion procedures require an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and determine gestational age.  Problem Pregnancy offers limited obstetrical ultrasounds at no cost. We never financially gain from your decision and can discuss your options openly with no pressure.

Abortion Health & Safety Checklist:

 Have you had a confirmation of a viable, intrauterine pregnancy?

  • Do you know everything about the abortion procedure(s) you are considering?
  • Do you know about potential emotional/physical complications?
  • Doyou know if the abortion clinic is equipped to treat you for any complications?
  • Do you understand that it’s ok to change your mind?
  • Have there been any lawsuits filed against the doctor or clinic?
  • Do you have any STDs or have you been tested?
  • What do you know about fetal development?
  • Are you feeling pressured to have an abortion?
Know The Facts

We are here to help you understand all your options so that you can make an informed decision. It is your pregnancy, your right to know, and your decision. Call or schedule an appointment at Problem Pregnancy.

Questions & Answers

According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will naturally end in a miscarriage. “Miscarriage”, medically known as “spontaneous abortion”, is the common term used to describe a natural end to a pregnancy. Problem Pregnancy offers a limited ultrasound to qualified women to confirm a viable (developing), intrauterine (in the uterus) pregnancy. In many cases, the ultrasound can be performed during the same visit.

If fetal viability is not established, then you are a candidate with a high probability of miscarrying. Miscarriage is your body’s natural way of ending a pregnancy. In a case like this you would not need the pain, cost, and risk of an abortion!

  • Severe cramping of the uterus or pelvic pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional or psychological distress
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Back pain

Medical abortion information from the Mayo Clinic 

Some of the most common surgical abortion procedures include manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and dilation and evacuation. If you choose to have a surgical abortion you may want to consider an ultrasound-guided procedure as they have been determined to result in fewer complications.

The risks for any surgery are: Hemorrhaging (bleeding) and Infection

Additional risks of surgical abortion include:

  • Excessive bleeding (hemorrhaging)
  • Infection of the uterus
  • Infection of the fallopian tubes which can cause scarring and infertility
  • Puncture or perforation of the uterus
  • Scarring of the uterine lining (suction tubing, curettes, and other abortion instruments may cause permanent scarring of the uterine lining)
  • Damage to the cervix creating complications with future pregnancies
  • Death, in rare circumstances

Other risks can include:

  • Premature births with future pregnancies
  • Incomplete removal of the fetus, placenta or contents of the uterus

It may be possible to reverse the effect of the abortion pill. If you change your mind after taking the first abortion pill, mifepristone, time is of the essence. For more information, call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline 877-558-0333.

Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. 

The “morning after pill” is a large dose of oral contraceptive known as Plan B One -Step. It is a single pill you take by mouth. It must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure to help prevent pregnancy.

Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. Plan B is intended to avoid potential pregnancy, so it is important to confirm you are not pregnant before taking this emergency contraception option.

If your period is more than a week late, it is possible that you may be pregnant. You should get a pregnancy test and follow up with your health care provider or come to Problem Pregnancy for a pregnancy test and consultation.

  • Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
  • Plan B should not be used as routine contraception
  • Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
  • Because Plan B makes the uterus inhospitable to the developing embryo, it may lead to an ectopic pregnancy
  • The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive
  • Use of Plan B may result in an ectopic pregnancy. If you experience severe lower abdominal pain 3-5 weeks after taking Plan B, seek medical attention.

Problem Pregnancy does not provide emergency contraception but can provide you with education and pregnancy testing.

The price of an abortion can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. The final cost is dependent on multiple factors: how far along you are in your pregnancy, what type of abortion you have, your health insurance, the type of clinic you go to, and your choice of anesthesia.

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Ayer is a town in Middlesex CountyMassachusetts, United States originally part of Groton. Ayer borders the towns of ShirleyGrotonLittleton, and Harvard.