Women choose not to tell their partners about their pregnancy or abortion for many reasons. Some women become pregnant when they are no longer in a relationship with their partner. Others know their partner would have a different opinion. Or, if a partner is abusive with a violent tendency, a woman must protect herself.
Have You Verified Your Pregnancy First?
A late period and one pregnancy test may not be enough to determine if you are pregnant. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. It is possible to get a positive pregnancy test result days or weeks after a miscarriage. You need to take more than one test.
Free Pregnancy Testing
Get free and confidential pregnancy testing from the team at BSideU for Life. Check your results with us, whether it is your first test or a retest.
You may also be eligible for a free ultrasound if you get a positive result on one of our pregnancy tests. An ultrasound can determine if your pregnancy is viable (growing) or if you have miscarried.
Ultrasound also reveals how far along you are in your pregnancy and its location. You need to know the number of weeks you have been pregnant to determine your abortion procedure. The FDA approves the use of the abortion pill drugs through 10 weeks only (70 days from the first day of your last period).
Although rare, you need to know if you have an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic means the pregnancy is not in the uterus. An abortion does not stop an ectopic pregnancy from growing, making it life-threatening.
No one wants to think about the possibility of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI). However, getting an abortion with an STI can possibly lead to infection, particularly PID (pelvic inflammatory disease).
Many STIs don’t have immediate symptoms, so you can have one and not even know. BsideU for Life offers free STI testing and treatment.
To Tell or Not To Tell?
If you are choosing not to tell your partner about your pregnancy and abortion plans because they have a violent temper, call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233. Help is available!
Since Kentucky banned abortion, you may need to travel for a procedure. Before spending the money, confirm your pregnancy and protect your sexual health with free and confidential medical services from BsideU for Life. Request an appointment online or text 502-309-4951. We’re here beside you for life.