Whether you wish to confirm a pregnancy or you believe you could be pregnant, Northland Family Planning can help. There are three methods of confirming pregnancy and the best option is determined by your last menstrual cycle.
Pregnancy Testing Options
No appointment is needed for a urine pregnancy test:
- Early Urine Sensi-Test is best if you have not yet missed a period and suspect you may be pregnant. This test can detect pregnancy 10 days after conception. We provide this FREE of charge.
Appointments are needed for the blood pregnancy test & ultrasound. A small fee is charged for these services. Call the Northland Center nearest you – very often, same-day appointments are available:
- Blood Tests are the most accurate pregnancy detection method and can be done well before a period is missed. This test can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days post-conception. An appointment is needed for a blood test and results are available 24 hours after the test is performed.
- Ultrasound (sonogram) services are available by appointment and determine the length of pregnancy. You will get your results immediately. There are some clinics that offer free or cheap ultrasound services and are listed on the State of Michigan website but BE AWARE- these places are anti-abortion (Crisis Pregnancy Centers) and the information provided by these clinics will be biased and judgmental. We offer ultrasounds at a reduced fee so that you don’t have to sacrifice good, non-judgmental care for cost. Save $10 on the ultrasound fee with our coupon.
Whether your test is positive or negative, reproductive health counselors are available to all our patients. Unbiased counseling to discuss all your reproductive options and referrals to appropriate agencies or doctors are always provided free of charge.
What if I’m Not Pregnant?
If it is determined that you are not pregnant at this time, Northland Family Planning is here for you- to help you plan the next step in your reproductive healthcare. If you are experiencing irregular or missed periods, and haven’t had a recent annual gynecology exam, we can schedule you to see our female Nurse Practitioner within a week’s time! If you are interested in getting started on birth control as soon as possible, we can help you with that through our Quick Start! Program-likely the same day, no exam necessary!
What if I’m Pregnant?
For many women, this question brings different feelings at different times in our lives. Sometimes, we may be excited and planning and wishing for a baby, and we hope for a positive result. Other times, we are worried that our test result will be positive because we had not planned to be pregnant and do not see this as the right time in our lives to be pregnant.
We know that if you are pregnant, you are going to make the decision as to whether or not to continue the pregnancy very thoughtfully. Like you, we know that each pregnancy is different and the choice you make will come from a loving heart and a clear head. You know your life situation best and will make the decision that is best for yourself, for those who already depend on you, and for your future and your dreams. At Northland we can help walk you through all of your pregnancy options and discuss what you think is the best option for you.
We’re here to support you in your decision-making process, wherever that leads you.
If you are pregnant and unsure of your path, we encourage you to involve someone – a relative, partner, friend, religious advisor, a physician or someone you trust to talk about the options in front of you. In addition, there are many helpful tools available to help you work through the decision-making process, including Northland's Head and Heart Counseling, an unbiased, free pregnancy counseling service offered exclusively by Northland Family Planning. We urge our patients to take the time they need to make a decision that makes sense not only in their head, but in their heart as well. We promise, we will always offer you helpful information, support and guidance. Call us to set up an appointment if this is a service you are interested in.
More importantly, we trust you. If you are not ready to be pregnant right now, we offer accurate information – not scare tactics – about all your options. For those who choose to continue their pregnancy, we have referrals and information to help you towards taking the right steps to a healthy pregnancy. We offer Adoption services through our partnership with Choice Network, a pro-choice adoption agency. And, Northland is a national leader in abortion care– offering you the very best care if that is your choice at this time.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or are simply unsure what is the best decision for you at this time, you may find the Pregnancy Options Workbook very helpful.
If you decide abortion is your best option, we encourage you to read Choosing A Quality Abortion Provider before you choose a clinic for abortion care. Your safety and your health, both physical and emotional, are extremely important to us.