FAQ

How accurate are your pregnancy tests?

Our pregnancy tests are done in a clinical setting and are, according to the manufacturer, up to 99% accurate. You can book an appointment online here.

How much does an abortion cost?

The cost of an abortion depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. In order to determine that, you will need an ultrasound to determine both the viability and dating of your pregnancy. You can schedule an appointment online here for a pregnancy test and ultrasound, as well as abortion consultation. All of our services are free of charge, and we also allow walk-in appointments during our normal business hours.

My at-home pregnancy tests are negative, but can I still be pregnant?

Yes. Make an appointment for a second free pregnancy test. The HCG hormone doubles every 2–3 days during early pregnancy and peaks at 8–11 weeks from the first day of your last period.

At Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, we provide lab-quality pregnancy tests and sonograms by medically trained professionals at no charge to our clients. With pregnancy confirmation and an understanding of where you are in your pregnancy, you will be prepared to make an informed decision. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you should confirm your pregnancy with a medical-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound. A pregnancy may be detected as early as 7–10 days after conception.

Be aware that about 10–20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. Actual rates may be higher, as many women miscarry before knowing they are pregnant.

Do I have to schedule an appointment?

Walk-ins are welcome but we encourage you to schedule an appointment to prevent having to wait to be seen. You can book an appointment online here.

Do you do blood pregnancy tests?

We use laboratory-quality pregnancy tests. The manufacturer of the tests claims a 99% accuracy rate.

Clinical urine tests area available free of charge. Results are given quickly in a private, confidential manner. All of our services are free of charge, and you can schedule an appointment here.

What is the latest that I can have an abortion?

Texas law prohibits abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization, unless you have a life-threatening medical condition or the fetus has a severe abnormality. Texas law requires that after 16 weeks post-fertilization, abortions must be performed at an ambulatory surgical center or hospital. Click here for more information.

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center offers lab-quality pregnancy tests and sonograms to confirm the viability and dating of your pregnancy. All of our services are free of charge, and after your ultrasound you will meet with medical staff to discuss your options. Before you can determine your next steps, you need to find out how far along you are in your pregnancy. You can book an appointment here.

 

I am under 18 years old. Do I need to bring an adult with me to receive services?

No, you do not need to bring an adult with you to your appointment. You can book an appointment at Prestonwood Pregnancy Center to confirm your pregnancy, have an ultrasound to determine how far along you are, and meet with someone to talk through all of your options.

All services are free and no insurance is required. Appointments are confidential, and during your appointment you will talk to someone who is experienced and trained in working through the different options available to someone facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Although you are probably seeking your parents’ support, remember that ultimately this is your decision, and whatever you choose will have long-term implications. Even if you are a minor, in the state of Texas pregnancy leads to medical emancipation—meaning that you, with the help of your doctor, can make your own decisions about your prenatal healthcare.

Do you test for STDs?

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center offers limited STI/STD testing and treatment on-site at the center. Sexual activity not only puts you at risk for pregnancy but also for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexually transmitted diseases (STD). It’s important to ensure that you safeguard yourself, regardless of your intention for your pregnancy. If you are sexually active, you should be tested for STI/STDs on a regular basis.

STI and STD: What’s the difference?

The term STI is used to describe an infection in the body, which may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. The term STD describes an infection that has caused damage in a person’s body. STDs may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. Many STDs can cause damage to you and your partner.

When you give birth or have an abortion, your cervix can be exposed to any infection you may have contracted, making you vulnerable to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID causes constant pelvic pain, infertility problems, and, if untreated, can lead to death. In addition, you can spread the disease anytime you engage in sexual activity.

If you are considering an abortion, it is important to get tested for STD/STI first. You can schedule an appointment here.

Treatment

Some STIs/STDs can be treated and cured with medications, but early detection is key for effective treatment. Other STIs/STDs cannot be cured, but symptoms can be managed. If you think you have an STI/STD, make an appointment with us to discuss your concerns.

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center offers limited STI/STD testing and treatment on-site at the center. You can book an appointment online here.

Do you offer the abortion pill?

“Abortion pill” is the common name for two different medicines that are used together to terminate a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. It is also called RU486 and is often referred to as a medical or chemical abortion.

Medical abortions are a three-stage process. First, you need to have a sonogram to date your pregnancy and ensure that the pregnancy is viable. You can make an appointment online for a free sonogram.

If you meet the qualifications, you immediately take a pill called mifepristone. Pregnancy requires a hormone called progesterone for normal, healthy growth. Mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing.

Then, within 24 to 48 hours of returning home, you take a second medicine, misoprostol. This medicine causes the pregnancy to be expulsed from your uterus. There are many side effects that can be discussed during your appointment. Follow-up medical care is critical, to ensure that there are no complications.

You cannot get the abortion pill over the counter. It must be prescribed by a physician. In fact, the FDA warns against purchasing abortion-inducing drugs online. This puts the patient at risk of taking a drug that has not been approved by the FDA.

For more information on the abortion pill and other options, please make an appointment at Prestonwood Pregnancy Center.

I am on birth control but I am worried that I’m pregnant. What should I do?

Birth control is not 100% effective, so if you have concerns, you can schedule an appointment here for a free, lab-quality pregnancy test.

Results are given quickly in a private, confidential manner.

Do I have to pay for the appointment, pregnancy test, or sonogram?

No, all services are provided at no cost to you and insurance is not required.

What do I have to bring with me to my appointment?

A valid Picture ID (if you have one) but it is not required.

Can I schedule an ultrasound exam to determine the sex of my baby?

No, we perform limited obstetrical ultrasounds for pregnancy verification only.

Can I bring anyone with me to my appointment?

We encourage you to bring the father of the baby, friends, and/or a parent to your appointment.

Where can I get an abortion?

If you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you should confirm your pregnancy with a medical-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound. A pregnancy may be detected as early as 7–10 days after conception. Schedule your appointment today for a free pregnancy test and ultrasound, as well as abortion consultation.

After confirming the viability and dating of your pregnancy, you will then be able to discuss your options.

Do you offer STD testing and/or treatment?

Yes, we offer limited STD testing and treatment at no cost to our clients.  You can book an appointment online here.

More Questions?

We would be glad to help answer any questions or concerns that you have.

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