Abortion Safety Checklist

Thinking of abortion? Take care of these things before any procedure.

  1. Confirm your pregnancy – undergoing any procedure without official confirmation of pregnancy could negatively impact your health. 
  2. Determine that your pregnancy is in your uterus through ultrasound. Did you know that approximately 1 out of 50 pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies, where the fertilized egg attaches itself somewhere other than the uterus[1]? Undergoing an abortion before locating the pregnancy is strongly discouraged.
  3. Determine the viability of your pregnancy, or if your fetus is alive. You may be unaware that 20% of women experience natural miscarriage in the first trimester[1] Our ultrasound technician can detect viability.
  4. Obtain an ultrasound to determine gestational age. This will better inform you on your options.
  5. Do you have an IUD? If so, the FDA clearly states that you are not eligible for the Abortion Pill, as it could negatively effect your health.[2] 
  6. Have you discussed your options? At PC North, our client advocates and medical professionals will discuss all of your options (pregnancy, abortion or adoption) to determine what is best for your individual needs.
  7. Have you notified the father of the baby? Some women need assistance with communicating with the father of the baby or even family members. If you are feeling pressured in any way, come to PCN to discuss strategies that will empower you to make decisions that you are comfortable with. It is never right to feel pressured and it is important to remember that you have time to think this through and learn more about your options.
  8. Do you have health insurance? Have you researched a doctor? At PCN, we can walk you through the necessary steps in obtaining health insurance or researching doctors to address your health needs.

At PC North, we will go over this checklist with you and address all of your concerns in a safe and caring environment. Call us today to schedule your appointment. You are not alone.

You are not alone. Call us or Schedule an appointment today.

Q & A

The primary symptom of pregnancy is missing 1 or more menstrual periods, but women often experience other symptoms prior to a missed period. Some of these are similar to pre-menstrual symptoms such as, swollen or tender breasts, slight bleeding, and mood swings. Other symptoms include nausea/vomiting, headaches, fatigue, food cravings/aversions or frequent urination. These symptoms vary from woman to woman, so it is possible to experience one or several of these symptoms. It is best to confirm your pregnancy with a lab quality pregnancy test.

Yes, all of our services are completely confidential. Your trust is extremely important to us and we abide by strict privacy policies as well as HIPAA.

All of our services are FREE of charge. You will never be billed for any service you receive at our clinic.

Pregnancy test appointments range from 20 – 30 minutes, which includes time spent with a client advocate to talk about your special circumstances. If you are receiving an ultrasound on the same day, your appointment will be closer to 45 minutes – 1 hour.

We currently are scheduling appointments for in-person visits only. Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Ultrasounds are also scheduled by appointment only and can be performed on the same day, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy and if we have an available appointment.

If you are considering abortion, we offer FREE pregnancy tests and ultrasounds and provide confidential counseling to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Are you considering abortion?

Are you unsure of your options? Here at PC North we specialize in helping you through the process.  Our onsite medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way. We would be happy to serve you.

Are you considering abortion?

Are you unsure of your options? Here at PC North we specialize in helping you through the process.  Our onsite medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way. We would be happy to serve you.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if i could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, confortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I would've given them 10 stars if i could, great place, awesome people amazing services for FREE, they gave me some very useful resources I'm still using to this day. I felt welcomed, confortable and helped. My first pregnancy and I didn't know where to start and they were the AWESOME START. thank you pregnancy center north. Thank you to everyone that helped me, especially the lady that did my ultrasound , she was lovely and sooooo kind. THANK YOU ❤️
Atika B.
PCN is staffed with wonderful, caring people who respect their clients' privacy and offer support in many ways. The facility is clean, safe, and has an ultrasound machine on premises! Women can feel confident in the quality of the comprehensive health care provided at PCN.
Deborah J.
Pregnancy Center North made me feel very comfortable. They touched base a lot of what I was thinking about. I was concerned about abortion and the procedure and costs without judging me. It was very informative.
Judy E.

Questions & Answers

PC North continues to remain open and has taken all necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers from COVID-19.  Masks or face shields are required for all staff, volunteers, and clients.

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please text us at (443) 377-1983 or call us at (410)  377-2871.

We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you or a friend might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will perform an ultrasound to confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy.

All our services are provided free of charge.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.).

Although Pregnancy Center North does not perform nor refer for abortions, we are here to support you during an unplanned pregnancy. At our center we do offer help and support to women who are deciding between abortion, parenting or adoption. We understand that although this moment in your life may feel completely out of control and insurmountable, we are here for you. We offer real support for women during pregnancy and up to a year following birth and we counsel women through the adoption process. All of our services are FREE and Confidential. Since 1982 we have been helping women in your exact situation and we are here to tell you that there is hope.