The beginning of pregnancy may be detected based on symptoms by the pregnant woman herself, or by using medical tests with or without the assistance of a medical professional.
Pregnancy tests can be performed in the Student Health Services lab for a nominal fee. Our healthcare providers are available to discuss options, resources, and services available.
Student Health Services has many referrals available for OB-GYN groups or other providers in the area. If you have health insurance, check with your provider for gynecologists/obstetricians who accept your insurance.
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, it is very important to give yourself time; time to process your feelings, reflect upon your values, identify support systems, and evaluate all of your options. There will be changes in your life, no matter what decision you make. Please remember that you are not alone. Many counseling and referral services are available on campus and locally.
Medical, financial, educational, and counseling resources are available for both planned and unplanned pregnancies.
The below resources provide a variety of information on pregnancy, child birth, and other related issues and concerns.