Pregnancy Symptoms & Testing

Understandably, an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary thing, as it can have a significant effect on your life. That is why it’s so important to know the symptoms and have a pregnancy test performed. That way you can take your next steps with all of the knowledge you’ll need to make an informed decision.

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If you receive a positive result on your pregnancy test, our nurse will ask you some medical questions to see if you qualify for an ultrasound and determine when it will be scheduled. the logical next step is to have an ultrasound performed. Most initial ultrasounds are performed between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy.  By having this ultrasound done, you will learn several important facts, including precisely how far along the pregnancy is, and important health information regarding both the mother and the fetus.

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Peer Counseling & Referrals

Facing an unplanned pregnancy often raises a lot of questions: how do I find a doctor?  How do I pay for medical care?  What if I cannot continue to live where I do?  We understand that there may be resources that you need that we do not provide, but we can point you in the right direction.  If you need referrals for housing, medical care, help with groceries or other expenses, assistance with WIC or Medicaid, childcare, job placement, or something else, we can help you find the answers.

An unplanned pregnancy can prompt a number of concerns, including how to find medical care, how to pay for said medical care, and other questions. In this time of uncertainty, many people feel like they simply have too much on their plate and nowhere to turn to. However, 1st Choice is here to provide you with help and can put you in touch with several organizations in a position to provide the assistance you are looking for.

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1st Choice proudly offers a variety of classes to both women and men in the Texarkana area.  Classes are facilitated by knowledgeable and caring staff and volunteers.  It is our sincere hope that these classes will not only help you prepare for parenthood but be a successful parent upon the birth of your child.  Call or come by to register.

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