Frequently Asked Questions

When should I get an ultrasound?

The best time to have an ultrasound performed is after you’ve had positive pregnancy test results. While a pregnancy test can indicate that you are pregnant, the only way to know for sure whether your pregnancy can be safely carried to term is through an ultrasound. We offer no-cost limited OB ultrasounds that can tell you some important information about your pregnancy. This information is vital as you begin to consider your options.

How do I know if I am pregnant?

While the best way to determine whether you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test after you’ve missed your period, there are a few common signs and symptoms that are often associated with early pregnancy. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Spotting/cramping
  • Swollen/tender breasts
  • Mood swings
  • Distaste for certain foods or smells

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially a missed period, you owe it to yourself to take a pregnancy test. We offer no-cost pregnancy testing at our center.

I’m pregnant. What are my options?

If you have confirmed that you have a viable pregnancy through a no-cost limited OB ultrasound at Robbinsdale Women’s Center, you may be wondering what’s next. Now is the time to think about the outcome of your pregnancy. If you are unsure of what to do or what you want the outcome to be, we are here for you. Our staff can talk to you about each of your options – adoption, abortion, and parenting. We will give you accurate, up-to-date information on each option and discuss how each would work in your unique situation. This decision is yours alone to make, so it’s important that you take the time to educate yourself and make a decision that is both confident and informed.

How much will my appointment cost?

At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we care about your health and well-being. That is why all of our services are offered at no cost to you. You do not need to bring any form of payment or proof of insurance to your appointment. No insurance is necessary to receive care at our center!

Will anyone find out about my appointment?

We care about your privacy, which is why your appointment with us is completely confidential. We will not share anything you say during your appointment or tell anyone that you received care here unless you have directed us otherwise. Our staff understands that you are empowered to tell people about your unplanned pregnancy on your time.

Do you help men, too?

As men, you play a unique role during your partner’s unplanned pregnancy. While you are not changing physically like your partner, there will be a lot of changes for you. We understand how important it is for men to be supportive and supported through an unplanned pregnancy. Our staff can help you understand how you fit into the decision-making process and can discuss your concerns and feelings in a confidential environment. Learn more about how we serve men.

Can I purchase the abortion pill online?

Purchasing any type of medication or supplements online is risky, but purchasing the abortion pill online is both illegal and dangerous. Because it is not regulated, you won’t know exactly what’s in it or where it came from. You also will not have the direction from a medical professional in case something were to go wrong. It’s important that if you are considering abortion, you learn about your options and how your life would be affected, short-term and long-term.

I’m under 18. Do I have to tell my parents about my appointment?

If you are a student and under the age of 18, you do not have to tell your parents about your appointment or bring them with you. Because the services we provide are at no cost to you and no insurance is needed, you are free to come by yourself. We understand that, as a student, there are unique concerns about being pregnant. However, it’s important to know that you are not alone. We have helped many teens and young adults through their unplanned pregnancies. You are stronger and more capable than you know. If you are a student and think you might be pregnant, reach out to us today.

Can I get an abortion here?

While we provide information and resources on abortion procedures, costs, risks and side effects, we do not perform or refer for abortions. We do, however, serve as a safe place for you to discuss abortion and your other pregnancy options. Abortion, like all potential outcomes for your unplanned pregnancy, is a big decision and should not be made lightly. This decision is yours and yours alone to make. We do not profit from any decision made. We are simply here to listen to you, educate you and support you.