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Whenever you have sex, there is always a chance you can become pregnant, even if you use contraception (any form of birth control). No contraceptive is absolutely 100% effective. We offer pregnancy testing administered by Registered Nurses so you can confirm whether or not you are pregnant. These pregnancy tests are accurate two days (or more) after a missed menstruation cycle.
The following information can help you if you feel like you might be pregnant. Please call us at 336-274-4881 to set up an appointment so we can sit down and talk more about pregnancy with you.
Some common symptoms of pregnancy include:
- A missed period
- Nausea or vomiting
- Tender breasts
- Frequently urinating
- Tired all the time
Having these symptoms may or may not mean you are pregnant. Make an appointment with us today to confirm whether or not you are pregnant. Make sure to also consult a medical professional; we can help you do that, as needed.
If you find out you’re pregnant, we’re here to help you every step of the way. You should begin by scheduling an appointment with a medical professional who takes care of pregnant women (like an obstetrician, family doctor, or certified nurse-midwife). Don’t know any? We can help with that.
Your pregnancy will begin to change things about your body, so you should learn how to take care of yourself and your baby by taking vitamins, eating a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water, and stopping any kind of unhealthy habits that may cause harm to you or your baby, such as drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Q. What can I expect from prenatal appointments?
A. Every obstetrician, family doctor, or nurse-midwife practice is different, but typically you will be scheduled something like once-a-month until you are about 28 weeks pregnant, twice-a-month until around 36 weeks, and weekly after 36 weeks until your baby is born. They will ask a lot of questions about your personal life and habits so they can determine how best to help you and your baby stay healthy and happy during your pregnancy.
Q. What should I eat while I’m pregnant?
A. Every day eat nutritious foods to keep you and your baby healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables, protein (such as chicken, turkey, pork, lean beef, eggs, nuts, beans, and tofu), whole grains (like in bread and cereals), dairy products (like milk and yogurt), healthy oils (like olive oil). Limit processed foods (like fast foods, frozen meals, soda, and candy).
Q. How much weight should I gain while pregnant?
A. Ask your caregiver, because it will be based on your current weight. If you’re at a normal weight, you’ll gain between 25 to 35 pounds. If you’re overweight, you may gain 15-25 pounds. If you’re underweight, you may gain 28-40 pounds. Make sure to consult your caregiver.
Q. Is exercising good while I’m pregnant?
A. Absolutely! Daily exercise is good, as long as it’s not strenuous. So 30 minutes of walking, using a stationary bike, or swimming is great. Many places like the YMCA have workout programs just for pregnant women. Make sure to consult your caregiver to see if you have any risks that would prevent you from exercising regularly.
Q. How will I be able to afford this?
A. If you’re single, make sure you find out about your right to receive child-support from the father of your baby. At the Care Center, we can also provide you with a list of national, as well as local, resources that will be able to aid you financially. We also provide baby and maternity items through our Learn and Earn Program. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you through this exciting and rewarding journey of becoming a parent.
Getting Ready for Pregnancy
If you’re getting ready for pregnancy, you should schedule an appointment with a medical professional who takes care of pregnant women (obstetrician, family doctor, or certified nurse-midwife). They can help you plan for a healthy pregnancy, so that both you and your baby stay as healthy as possible. March of Dimes also has valuable information to help you and your baby stay as healthy as possible. You can check out their website by clicking here for more information.
*Note: The above information on this page should not substitute advice from a medical professional. It is intended to give you an idea of what to possibly expect during pregnancy.