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Q: Am I pregnant?

A: If you have had unprotected sex, or have missed your period, you might be wondering if you are pregnant. The first thing you may want to do is take a pregnancy test.

A pregnancy test is usually a simple urine test that can show you if you are pregnant. While pregnancy tests can be affordable to some women, you can also get a free pregnancy test at Birthline. A trained advocate will help you with any questions you have and talk about your options in a friendly, confidential environment.

You can call or email Birthline to set up an appointment: (970) 663-2671 or birthlineofloveland@gmail.com.


Q: What are the symptoms of being pregnant?

A: There are many ways your body may let you know you are pregnant. Click here for a list of common early pregnancy symptoms.


Q: When is a good time to take a pregnancy test?

If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading.


Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: An appointment can be helpful but it isn’t necessary. Feel free to walk-in at any time during our office hours. To eliminate any wait time, contact us to make an appointment.


Q: What do your services cost?

A: All of Birthline’s services are FREE and confidential. Birthline is a non-profit organization that exists because people in our community do not want you feeling lost, alone, or confused while going through an unplanned pregnancy. Through their time and financial donations, we are available to provide all our services for free. We have no financial interest in your decision. We care about you and want to be there to help.


Q: I’m pregnant. What do I do now?

A: If you’re pregnant, and it’s unexpected, you might feel completely overwhelmed. You have some of the biggest decisions of your life ahead of you, and you might be making them on your own. The important thing to remember is that this is your choice to make and it doesn’t have to be rushed.

You can, and should, take enough time to educate yourself about all your options. The only true choice is a fully informed choice.

You don’t have to go through this alone. The friendly, knowledgeable volunteers at Birthline can come alongside you and help you to understand your pregnancy test, as well as your options moving forward. We can even refer you to free ultrasound service if the pregnancy test is positive.

You can call or email Birthline to set up an appointment: (970) 663-2671 or birthlineofloveland@gmail.com. If you want to talk to someone right now, you can call our 24/7 number any time: 1-800-712-4357.


Q: People are going to freak out when I tell them I’m pregnant. What should I do?

A: Our loved ones may experience a broad range of emotions when news of a pregnancy is shared with them. Let our advocates discuss some ways with you to help make this conversation go more smoothly.


Q: I feel like abortion is the only alternative for me. Can you tell me about my options?

A: If you think you might be pregnant, and you’re looking for information on your options, abortion may be something you’re considering.

Some women feel like now isn’t a good time to have a baby, or they worry that they won’t be able to continue on in school. Because abortion is a permanent decision, it can be a good idea to take a couple of days to get as much information as you can about all your options to make the best choice for you.

Before you deal with the stress of that decision, though, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re pregnant. Many women who contact us are upset about needing to make this choice, because they are late for their period. But, a late period is only a sign of pregnancy, and there are many different things that can cause a period to be late. Things like stress, a change in diet, or a change in exercise can all have an effect on a woman’s period. To know for sure, it’s always a good idea to have a pregnancy test.

If you’d like to come in and talk with one our trained advocates in a confidential, judgement-free environment, call or email us for an appointment: (970) 663-2671 or birthlineofloveland@gmail.com. If you want to talk to someone right now, you can call our 24/7 number any time: 1-800-712-4357.


Q: My girlfriend told me she’s pregnant. What do I do next?

A: Let’s talk, man to man. You can set up an appointment and come to our office or just meet for coffee with one of our male advocates. You may be feeling worried, nervous or even upset, and that’s okay! We’re here for you. Click here for more information.


Q: I’m pregnant, and I’m curious to know what my baby looks like right now.

A: Your baby begins to develop quickly, having a heartbeat as early as 3 weeks after conception (often around the time you realize you’re pregnant). The advocates at Birthline can help you determine approximately how far along you are, and show you information about your baby’s current development. We can also provide a referral for a free ultrasound exam to see your baby. All our services are free – click here to see what services we can provide for you.


Q: How can I tell if I have an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)?

A: There are many different STIs, and they have different symptoms and side effects. The only sure way to know if you have contracted an STI is to be medically tested. Pregnant or not, male or female, you could have an STI if you’ve had sex or intimate contact with someone else. The advocates at Birthline will be happy to put together a list of referrals for you, including free STI testing services.


Q: I had an abortion and now I keep thinking about it. I want to get past it – can you help me?

A: Yes, Birthline’s trained advocates are here for you to talk to and help you move forward and find healing. We can even help you find a support group in the area. You can call or email Birthline to set up an appointment: (970) 663-2671 or birthlineofloveland@gmail.com. If you want to talk to someone right now, you can call our 24/7 number any time: 1-800-712-4357. We want to help. You can find freedom! Contact Birthline today and we can help you begin your journey of healing and hope. Click here for more information.


Q: Is there someone I can talk to right now?

A: Yes! You can contact us 24/7 on our toll-free hotline: 1-800-712-4357. If you are in the Loveland, Colorado area, you can also stop by or call 970-663-2671 during our office hours.