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.

Unplanned Pregnancy

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.

Pregnancy Resources

Medical, financial, educational, and counseling resources are available for both planned and unplanned pregnancies.

Maternity Services, Fairfax County Health Department

Women Infants and Children Program (WIC), Fairfax County Health Department

Department of Family Services, Fairfax County Health Department

Virginia 2-1-1

Virginia Department of Social Services

Planned Parenthood

Arlington County Department of Human Services

Prince William County Health District

InovaCares Clinic for Women

Inova Childbirth Education and Support Groups

Virginia Hospital Center, Women & Infant Health Classes

Falls Church Healthcare Center

Catholic Campus Ministry

JSSA! Jewish Social Services Agency

Adams Center (All Dulles Area Muslim Society)

Gabriel Project of Arlington

Additional Information

The below resources  provide a variety of information on pregnancy, child birth, and other related issues and concerns.

National Institutes of Health