Q: Where are you located?
A: The Pregnancy Center is located in Ponca City, Oklahoma at 425 Fairview #3 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Q: Is there a cost for an appointment or services?
A: No, all of our services are free.
Q: Do I need an appointment for a pregnancy test?
A: An appointment is preferred, but not required. However, to ensure that you don’t have to wait or come back another day, the best plan is to call ahead (580) 765-0664 and make an appointment.
Q: Will my visit be confidential?
A: Yes! We take your privacy very seriously. We will not share any of your information, or the fact that you are a client with anyone unless we have written permission from you to do so. All of your information will be held in the strictest of confidence, unless disclosure is required by law or is necessary to protect you or others against harm.
Q: Can I get birth control from the Pregnancy Center?
A: No, the Pregnancy Center does not prescribe birth control. We can offer information on natural family planning and its effectiveness.
Q: I need a pregnancy test. Why is it important to wait until I have a missed period?
A: It is suggested that you be at least 28-31 days from the first day of your last menstrual period in order to ensure the accuracy of the reading of the test. Our tests are medical quality and measure the hormone HCG. According to the manufacturer’s instructions, the most accurate reading occurs after the 28th day of your cycle.
Q: How early can your test detect pregnancy?
A: Our FDA approved tests are 99.9% accurate 6-7 days after conception though this is different for every person. If you test negative at your first appointment, but continue to have symptoms, we recommend that you come back for a re-test in 7-10 days.
Q: Can I get the morning-after pill (Plan B) from you?
A: No, the Pregnancy Center is not a medical facility and cannot distribute any drugs. We do have information on the morning-after pill and how it works along with possible side effects. Please call and make an appointment to discuss further.
Q: Can I get the abortion pill (RU-486) from you?
A: No, the Pregnancy Center is not a medical facility and cannot distribute any drugs. We do have information on the abortion pill and how it works along with possible side effects. Please call and make an appointment to discuss further.
Q: Do you perform abortions?
A: No, we do not perform or refer for abortions. However, as a resource center, we can answer many of the questions you may have regarding abortion. The abortion procedure method will differ depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. We can help determine how far along you are and explain the various procedures that are available along with discussing your other options. In addition, your peer counselor can schedule an ultrasound to determine the status and estimated gestational age of your pregnancy.
Q: What will my first appointment at the Pregnancy Center be like?
A: During your first appointment, you will meet with one of our trained peer counselors who will ask you some questions to get to know you and begin thinking about resources she may be able to provide you with. You’ll take a pregnancy test and then meet again to discuss your test results and further services we can offer. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you and he/she will be able to join you after your pregnancy test if you wish.
Q: Can my boyfriend come to my appointment with me?
A: We do encourage the father of the baby to be involved. For part of your appointment, we may visit with you alone, however your boyfriend can join in after the pregnancy test is completed. We encourage dads to attend parenting classes whenever possible, either individually or as a couple. We also have a male mentor available during our Wednesday hours 1pm-3pm.
Q: What does ‘options counseling’ mean?
A: We understand that not everyone intends to get pregnant. If you weren’t planning to get pregnant, you may be feeling scared and unsure of what to do. Some women think that their only option is abortion and very often do not fully know what abortion is. During options counseling we can discuss all three of your legal options and talk you through what you might be feeling. We understand that the choice is yours and do not push or manipulate you in any way. Our goal is to empower you to make the best decision for you and your unborn child.
Q: I already know that I’m pregnant. Can I still utilize your services?
A: Yes! You will still meet with one of our peer counselors who will go over all of our services with you determine what resources we can provide. If you will need a pregnancy verification letter, a pregnancy test will need to be done while at your appointment.
Q: My girlfriend is pregnant. What should I do?
A: You should make an appointment for the two of you to come in. We do encourage the dads of the baby to attend parenting classes whenever possible, either individually or as a couple. We also have a male mentor available during our Wednesday hours 1pm-3pm