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Pregnancy Options

Below are links you may find helpful.

If you have additional questions, please call the UHS advice nurse at 814-863-4463, option # 2 during clinic hours: Mon-Thur-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tues-Wed 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.

This site is a good workbook titled “Unsure about your pregnancy? A Guide to Making the Right Decision for You”

https://prochoice.org/think-youre-pregnant/im-pregnant-what-are-my-options/

National Council for Adoption web-site:
https://www.adoptioncouncil.org

National Abortion Federation Pregnancy options and access to other fact sheets on abortion, including in other languages:
http://prochoice.org/think-youre-pregnant/ 

Planned Parenthood Clinic Services Directory
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services

 

PA Department of Human Services: County Assistance Office contact information: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/helpfultelephonenumbers/countyassistanceofficecontactinformation/

Danger Signs of Pregnancy Complications 

While most pregnancies are uncomplicated be aware of the following and respond accordingly. 

Possible Ectopic (Tubal) Pregnancy 

These symptoms may occur near the sixth week of pregnancy.

  • Sudden intense pain, or persistent pain or cramping in the lower abdomen, usually localized to one side or the other. 
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting with pelvic pain when your period is late, after an unusually light period, or after a positive pregnancy test. 
  • Fainting or dizziness lasting more than a few seconds. 

Possible Miscarriage 

  •  Your last period was late, and bleeding is now heavy, possibly with clots or clumps of tissue; cramping is more severe than usual. 
  • Your period is prolonged and heavy 5-7 heavy days. 
  •  You have low abdominal pain and fever. 
  • You have fluid leaking from the vagina or unusual vaginal discharge and odor. 
  •  You have low abdominal pain with back pain. 
  • You have pain with urination, are urinating more frequently and have a strong urge to urinate, then cannot initiate urination. 

Contact your health care provider immediately or go to a hospital emergency room if you develop any of these danger signs of pregnancy complications.

Emergencies

In an emergency go to Mount Nittany Medical Center or call 911 for an ambulance.

Test Results and Advice Nurse

Send secure message to advice nurse via the UHS website or call 814- 863-4463. 

Appointments 

Appointments can be made online via the UHS website, by phone 814-863-0774, or in person. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call or go online to cancel. Otherwise you will be charged for the visit. 

This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. This information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.

Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee Revised 03/27/18

 

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