If you think you might be pregnant, you might have many questions going through your mind. Here are a few frequently asked questions that you might have before making an appointment with us. If you have any additional questions, we would be happy to answer them. Contact us, and someone will be in touch as quickly as possible.
No matter your age, Palm Beach Women’s Clinic will provide you with services if you believe you may be pregnant. Our services are confidential as allowed by state law. Even if you are under 18, you have the right to make an informed decision regarding your body, regardless of what your parents, family members, or friends say.
Your appointment at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic will not cost you anything. You will not be required to pay for anything and do not need to show proof of insurance at any time during or after your appointment. The only thing you will need to bring with you is an ID. Our goal is to provide you with the resources and services you need at no cost to you.
Just like any doctor’s visit, your visit to Palm Beach Women’s Clinic is completely confidential. Our licensed medical clinic is HIPAA compliant and dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your health information. We will not share your information with anyone, including your insurance company, parents, significant other, or school.
To make an appointment with us, you do not need parental consent. However, if you are indeed pregnant, it is important to tell your parents. Keep in mind that what you do with your pregnancy is your choice. That being said, having a strong support system, such as your parents, can help make your situation easier to handle. We can help facilitate those tough conversations and support you if your parents are unable to do so. Our services are confidential as allowed by state law.
If you have had unprotected sex or your form of birth control has failed, not only could you be pregnant, but you could also have an STD as well. You can contract an STD through any sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral contact. Get tested for STDs if you believe you might be pregnant. Having an STD while pregnant could cause serious complications. Contact us today for low-cost screening.
Getting an ultrasound allows our staff to see how far you are in your pregnancy, detect the fetal heartbeat and determine the pregnancy’s location. When a pregnancy develops outside of the uterus, it is called an ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening. Also, an ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy. If the pregnancy is not viable, you may not need or have to pay for abortion services. No matter what you decide to do regarding your body, you will need an ultrasound. Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can provide you with an ultrasound when you make an appointment with us.
Different abortion procedures are performed based on how far along you are in your pregnancy. According to the FDA, the medication abortion method can only be used 70 days (10 weeks) or less since your last menstrual period began. If a woman is farther along, she would have to have a surgical abortion. Only an ultrasound can determine the gestational age of the pregnancy.
Depending on the procedure you choose, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and where you go, abortions can vary drastically in price. If you are considering abortion and have questions about the prices and procedures, make a confidential appointment at one of our locations in Palm Beach County today.
You can definitely expect cramping and vaginal bleeding with the abortion pill. In addition, other common side effects include nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and dizziness. We suggest you do not order the abortion pill online. The FDA highly regulates the drugs because of the risk factors. Online medications do not follow the same regulations and guidelines.
To make you feel as comfortable as possible, you are welcome to bring a friend, family member, or significant other to your appointment. HIPAA laws require us to ask at times during your appointment for them to step out of the room for a moment. We are currently following best practice COVID guidelines. Your guest will be screened and then permitted into the clinic during the ultrasound portion of your appointment.
It’s okay to be unsure of your next steps. Making a confidential appointment with Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can help bring clarity and a sense of peace to your current situation. Our supportive and knowledgeable staff can give you resources and information regarding all your options so you can make an informed decision.
Contact us today to make a confidential appointment. Our staff is here to answer any other questions or concerns you might have during this journey.