Is your Period Late?

A lot of times, if your period is late, you immediately wonder, “What if I’m pregnant?” If that thought is overwhelming and a bit scary, it’s probably also unplanned. We understand. If pregnancy isn’t exactly what you had in mind for your life right now, it’s okay. Let us answer some questions and show you your options.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Just as every woman is unique, so is her pregnancy. You could experience a lot of pregnancy symptoms or none of them. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Delay or difference in menstruation
  • Swollen or tender breasts
  • Darkening of areolas (the skin around your nipples)
  • Nausea or morning sickness
  • Fatigue (tiredness) or change in sleeping habits
  • Backaches
  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Frequent urination
  • Food cravings or change in appetite

You May Not Be Pregnant

Did you know it’s possible to have pregnancy symptoms and not be pregnant? Several symptoms, like a late period or swollen breasts, can happen because of hormonal changes, stress, rapid weight gain or loss, or extreme exercising.

It’s even possible you may be having signs of pregnancy but have already had a miscarriage. Experts say possibly over 20% of pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen before the 12th week of pregnancy. Sometimes they occur even before a woman realizes she was pregnant.

How You Find Out For Sure

Your next best step is to come to the Charis Center for a no-cost pregnancy test. Even if you’ve taken a home pregnancy test, we can verify your pregnancy with both pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at no cost to you.

Judgment-free Zone

Charis is a judgment-free and confidential environment. You can get answers to your pregnancy questions and gather information about your options. We won’t lecture, interrogate, or try and sway you one way or another. We want you to be able to make an informed and confident decision for your future. Our services are not intended to be a substitute for professional counseling, medical or prenatal care.

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Charis Center does not profit from your sexual health decisions. We don’t offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients. We offer hope and help for those in need.