Frequently Asked Questions

You asked, we answered. If you have any additional questions that were not answered below, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help!

Before taking a pregnancy test, you may have a feeling that you are pregnant based on a few signs and symptoms. While the most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period, you may also experience nausea/vomiting, cramping, light bleeding, mood swings, headaches, frequent urination, and more. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment for a free pregnancy test at ABC Women’s Center.

Because a positive pregnancy test only indicates that you are pregnant, an ultrasound is required to confirm your pregnancy. By having an ultrasound performed, you can find out how far along you are, if your pregnancy is developing in the uterus and if there is a fetal heartbeat. All of this information is vital to your decision-making process.

Yes, all of ABC Women’s Center’s services are completely free. ABC is a non-profit organization. We’ve intentionally structured our organization so we don’t make money on any pregnancy decision that you make. That means we can provide unbiased information without a financial conflict of interest. And we do in a caring, non-judgmental way. Visit our Services page for a list of all of the services available to you.

No. Even though you are a minor, Connecticut state law enables you the right to confidential help without permission of a guardian.

Yes, ABC Women’s Center is faith-based. We are a Christian organization that seeks to offer quality educational and support services to pregnant couples regardless of their faith, race, sexual orientation or age. We do not discriminate. Our services are available to all pregnant women.

Yes! We encourage you to bring anyone you would like to your appointment. Having someone with you who loves and supports you is very important.

Yes! ABC Women’s Center has great relationships with local community agencies. We can connect you with referrals to adoption, housing, counselors, attorneys, OB/GYN, WIC, Community Health Centers, food banks, churches, domestic violence shelters, human trafficking recovery programs, and more.

ABC Women’s Center prefers to begin working with clients at the start of their pregnancy journey so that we have the opportunity to build strong relationships. However, we do occasionally make exceptions. Please contact the Center today to speak with our staff about your needs.

Of course. Bring proof of your pregnancy to your appointment or take a pregnancy test with us to confirm. Our staff will then be able to assist you further in the services that you are interested in.

Options consultations offer you a safe place to think, process and share your thoughts regarding your pregnancy decision. Our trained Advocates offer current medical information on abortion, and education on adoption and parenting.

We ask that you bring a valid form of ID: driver’s license, picture ID, student ID, passport, etc.

When you come to ABC Women’s Center for your first appointment, you will be greeted by our receptionist. You will want to come to the Center 10-15 minutes early to fill out your initial intake paperwork. You will be introduced to a Client Advocate who will spend some time getting to know you and discussing your needs. Once we have confirmed your pregnancy through a pregnancy test, your Client Advocate will speak to you about the services we provide and assess how we can best serve your immediate and long-term needs.

Once you have a verified pregnancy, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption, and abortion. Finding out you are pregnant can cause a wide-range of emotions, so we encourage you to talk to a family member or friend you trust. Our staff is more than willing to discuss your options with you and those you choose to include in your decision-making process. No one should be pressured into making a decision about their pregnancy. We want to provide a safe place for you to make the healthiest decision possible.

ABC Women’s Center offers Early Pregnancy Tests (E.P.T.’s) that can detect a pregnancy 3-5 days before a missed period.

Unfortunately, many women experience little to no symptoms when they are first infected with an STD. Often, when symptoms arise, they are mistaken for other ailments. Leaving an STD untreated can cause severe health problems and lasting implications. That is why it is important to get tested after having unprotected sex, even though you may feel fine.

ABC Women’s Center does not prescribe or refer for birth control on site. However, if you are seeking information about birth control we recommend you consult with your OB.

ABC does not perform or refer for abortions. However, here is what ABC can do for you:

  1. Conduct a free lab-quality pregnancy test.
  2. Perform a free limited obstetric ultrasound exam, reviewed by a licensed physician, to determine how far along you are. Knowing how many weeks/days pregnant you are is important in determining which type of abortion procedure you would have to undergo.
  3. Provide free confidential Options Counseling to review the different types of abortion procedures (pharmaceutical, surgical, etc.), and any risks or potential side effects. It’s important to receive comprehensive information on all your options to make an informed decision.

We encourage you to schedule an ultrasound appointment at ABC. You do not have to go through this process alone.