PREGNANCY:

What are the early signs of pregnancy?

These are some of the most common early signs of pregnancy:

  • Late or missed period
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Mood swings

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s important not to assume you’re pregnant. The only way to know for sure is through a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound.

When should I take a pregnancy test?

With an at-home pregnancy test, for the best results, you should wait at least one week after your missed period. During pregnancy, your body produces the hormone hCG, and the levels of this hormone double every 72 hours during the first few months of pregnancy. Waiting at least one week will allow you to get the most accurate results. 

Because our tests are medical grade, we can perform one as soon as one day after your missed period.

Where can you get free ultrasounds in Dayton, Ohio?

An ultrasound is an important step as you consider possible outcomes for your unplanned pregnancy. We offer them for free at Miami Valley Women’s Center so you can get the answers you need to make an informed decision.

Our free ultrasound scans will tell you how far along you are, if the pregnancy is located in the uterus, and if the pregnancy is viable.

YOUR VISIT:

Do you take walk-ins?

Yes, we do accept walk-ins for our pregnancy services!

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring someone with you to your appointment for support. It can be helpful to have someone else there to help you process the information you receive.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

All our services are free, so we do not require proof of insurance. Please bring a valid picture ID (driver’s license, student or work ID, etc.). If you do not have one, please come anyway and we will take your photo.

ABORTION:

Is abortion legal in Dayton, Ohio?

Yes. The following restrictions are in place in Ohio to protect you and your health as you consider this procedure:

  • Women must receive state-mandated counseling and then wait 24 hours before having an abortion.
  • Medication abortion must be provided following FDA protocols.
  • Parents of minors must give consent prior to an abortion.
  • Women must receive an ultrasound prior to receiving an abortion.
  • Abortions after 22 weeks gestation are only available when the woman’s life is in danger. 

How much does an abortion cost?

An abortion can cost anywhere from $550 – $1,100 in Ohio. Medication abortions (the abortion pill) are usually priced at the lower end of that pricing spectrum, while surgical abortions are priced at the higher end.

It’s important to factor in other costs as well, like if you need to take time off of work before or after the procedure and/or travel to a different city and stay overnight. There can also be an emotional cost and side effects to an abortion. 

Although we do not perform abortions, we offer free and confidential counseling on abortion and your other options so you can make the best decision for you.

Do you provide plan B?

We do not provide Plan B at our pregnancy center.

Can I order the abortion pill online?

FDA protocols require a doctor’s prescription for the abortion pill. Ohio law also requires this to protect women from potentially harmful pills ordered online and to ensure the abortion pill is taken during the correct window of time during pregnancy (prior to 10 weeks).

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