Abortion Near Me

I am a middle-aged mom so I was very confused when I opened my computer to find a search for “abortion near me” in my browser history.  Then it dawned on me. My daughter’s cell phone had died and she borrowed my computer. She must have forgotten to close the browser tab. Was Ariana pregnant and looking for an abortion?

Ariana was wrapping up her sophomore year at college and about to start an internship at the firm where my brother worked. Not exactly the best timing. And, she was an adult. Even though she did the search on my computer, I wasn’t sure if I should say something to her about it. I didn’t want her to think I was snooping or judging her. I hoped she would come to me on her own. When I looked at the search results, I saw Support Circle on the list. I remembered talking to them at a local health fair a few weeks before.

Within a few days, Ariana shared that she had taken a pregnancy test and it had been positive. She asked what she should do. I don’t want Ariana to have an abortion but I know I have to let her make this decision on her own. Instead, I hugged Ariana and told her I loved her and would support whatever decision she made but I couldn’t make this decision for her. We had a raw, honest conversation. I was honest and told her that when I had opened my browser, I saw her “abortion clinic near me” search. I then shared about my abortion as a teenager and how I had wished I had known about Support Circle back then. I gave her the contact information for Support Circle and offered to go with her if she wanted me to. I wanted to be supportive of my daughter without being intrusive. She did make an appointment with Support Circle and decided to go with her best friend.

When she returned home, Ariana shared that the nurse at Support Circle gave her a pregnancy test and an ultrasound to date her pregnancy. Turns out, regardless of Ariana’s decision, she will need the pregnancy verification they gave her to obtain any services or procedures. She said the patient advocate really listened and gave her the time and space to talk and to think. When I told Ariana that she seemed more at peace, she said she feels hopeful for the first time in weeks.

Ariana is in the process of weighing her options. I don’t know what she will end up deciding but I’m glad Support Circle is here for Ariana. Finding the “abortion near me” search on my computer was not the end of the world but rather, it was the beginning of a conversation between Ariana and me. And, I’m really glad the staff at Support Circle are coming alongside Ariana to help her as she decides.

Morning After Pill San Francisco

I Was Looking for the Morning After Pill in San Francisco for My Girlfriend

In a panic, I was looking for the morning after pill in San Francisco for my girlfriend. Olivia had been on the pill for a few months but it had made her so nauseous, even when she took it at night time, that she stopped taking it. She was using a period tracker app until she could get in to see her OB/GYN for an IUD.  Everything was fine until Olivia looked at her phone and started freaking out. She said she thought we were in the safe zone but when she looked at the app the next day, she realized she was in the fertile zone!

I did my best to calm Olivia down. Inside, I was freaking out! I needed to be calmed down but had to take care of her first. Sure, I wanted to have kids with her someday but not today! It was the worst timing possible.  Literally, the worst timing.  We would be ruined financially forever if she was pregnant. I was studying to write the California Bar Exam and was Olivia only in her first year of law school. She was scared that if she was pregnant, her parents, back home in Singapore, would stop paying for school and her apartment – like they did with her older sister when she changed her major from pre-med to theater.  A baby? They would disown her over a baby. Babies are expensive and I only had two more months until I had to start repaying my school loans.

Immediately, I got on my Mac and started searching for all the information I could find on the morning after pill in San Francisco.  I found a CVS pharmacy nearby that had the Plan B One Step morning after pill. If it worked, it would be worth the $50. Thing is, I wasn’t sure it would work. But I didn’t dare tell Olivia that! She was already in a state of panic.

The morning after pill is designed to work BEFORE a woman ovulates to stop ovulation. And, if she does ovulate, it makes the environment less conducive for the sperm to travel to meet the egg.  Unlike the abortion pill, the morning after pill will not end an existing pregnancy. We were beyond the ovulation stage. I was hoping and praying the morning after pill would do its job and stop my swimmers from meeting her egg. Olivia was able to relax and chill.

A few weeks later and Olivia’s period was late. I was afraid of this happening.  When I had searched for the morning after pill, I also searched for abortion clinics. The name Support Circle came up and I had saved it, just in case. I took Olivia to Support Circle for a pregnancy verification. They did a urine test that came back positive. Olivia was pregnant. It suddenly felt like everything was happening in slow motion to someone else.  The nurse was great. She set a follow up appointment because it was too early to do an ultrasound. The patient advocate that talked to us was great. She reassured both of us and treated me like I had every right to be there. I’m looking forward to our next appointment.

I highly recommend Support Circle if, like me, you started off looking for the morning after pill in San Francisco for your girlfriend and it turns out she is pregnant.

 

 

Abortion Pill Oakland

Use Caution When Searching for the Abortion Pill in Oakland

I learned the hard way to exert caution when searching for the abortion pill in Oakland, CA. In the spring of 2017, I found myself pregnant. I was in law school and could not fathom how I could possibly meet the demands of graduate school with a baby.

My parents sent me to America from China to study international financial law because they felt it would guarantee me a good job when I returned home to Beijing. The oldest of two children, I was expected to excel at all that I did. I was living with my aunt in Oakland while attending U.C. Berkeley. My aunt had never had children and was very rigid in her approach to life. I knew there was no way my aunt would embrace me and a baby. I felt an abortion was my only option.

While searching for the abortion clinics online, I saw several ads pop up for the abortion pill. I could order the abortion pill and have it mailed to me for less money than a surgical abortion. Based on the reviews, they seemed legit. Besides, all of the abortion clinics in Oakland wanted me to go in for a pregnancy test and ultrasound and I had to take the first pill of the two-pill regimen in the clinic. On top of that, I couldn’t even get an appointment at an abortion clinic in Oakland for two weeks!

The online pharmacy required a pregnancy verification as proof that I was pregnant. I was thrilled when I found Support Circle because they were able to get me in within a day or so. The nurse at Support Circle was nice. She did a pregnancy test with a medical grade test to see if I really was pregnant.  When that came back positive, she did an ultrasound to date the pregnancy and to make sure the pregnancy was viable and not ectopic.  I was at eight weeks gestation.

Everyone at Support Circle was professional and kind. They really listened to me and seemed to genuinely want to help. At that time, I just wanted to get the abortion pill, have an abortion and get on with my life without my family knowing I was ever pregnant. Once I uploaded my pregnancy verification to the online abortion pill site, I received my abortion pill regimen within a week.

I took the pills as soon as they arrived because I was l almost at the 10-week point.  After 10 weeks, the FDA has not approved the use of the abortion pill. The process was far more intense than I had expected. I didn’t realize the side effects would be so difficult. I expected some pain and nausea but it was so bad, my aunt almost called the ambulance. Of course, I couldn’t let that happen. So, I pretended everything was okay and that I was recovering from the “flu.”

Two weeks later, I was still feeling nauseous every day. I knew something was wrong. I went to my doctor who informed me that I was still pregnant. The “abortion pills” I had purchased online did nothing to end my pregnancy. Now, my options were more limited because I was 12 weeks pregnant. I was devastated. I felt completely alone and didn’t know where to turn.

Because they had been very helpful the first time, I went back to Support Circle to talk to my patient advocate. I was so emotional and distraught. She was so wonderful and supportive that it was almost like talking to my best friend. My patient advocate came alongside me as I figured out my next steps and shared community resources that I had no clue existed.

I won’t tell you all that happened afterward but I wanted to show my gratitude to my patient advocate for all of her care and concern. I can’t thank my Support Circle patient advocate enough. She was there for me. I would recommend someone call Support Circle FIRST if they are alone and pregnant and looking for the abortion pill in Oakland, like I was.

Abortion Clinics Near Me

In 2018, I was searching for abortion clinics near me when I found Support Circle. My best friend and I had recently moved to the area to begin school at Notre Dame de Namur. I was so busy starting college that I didn’t realize I had missed my period.

My high school sweetheart and I had gone to colleges on opposite coasts.  We vowed to be faithful to each other and to focus on our education, not on partying or dating other people. At first, we kept in touch with FaceTime on our iPhones and with texts and phone calls.  But the FaceTime had stopped after the first week and the texts from him stopped soon after. I could see him partying on Insta and that’s how I found out about his new girlfriend. It was when I checked my calendar trying to figure out when he had started dating her that I realized I had not had a period since moving to the Bay Area.

I raced to Walgreens pharmacy to get a pregnancy test. Just in case, I got the two-test pack. Positive. Both of them. I didn’t know what to do. When my roommate came home that night, I told her. She knew exactly what to do. She said she had used the abortion pill a year before and told me I needed to Google abortion clinics near me to find a place to get the abortion pill. So, I did. And that’s when I found Support Circle.

Well, first I found a couple of abortion clinics but they were either closed permanently or I couldn’t get an appointment right away. I was going out of my mind. I was pregnant! I was so confused. I had just started college. I was so scared to tell my boyfriend – my ex-boyfriend? He still hadn’t admitted to me that he was dating the girl on his Insta. I needed to talk to someone immediately. And I needed the abortion pill yesterday!

The nurse at Support Circle confirmed that I was pregnant with a pregnancy test.  She told me that, based on the information I gave her, I was approximately 10 weeks pregnant. To verify this, she did an ultrasound. With measurements from the ultrasound, she dated the pregnancy at 11 weeks. When she told me I was too far along for the abortion pill, I panicked inside. I looked at the screen that I had been avoiding and could clearly see my baby’s heart beating and he moved around a lot. I was fascinated by what I saw on the screen and began to tear up. There was no way I could have an abortion.

I was lost. I didn’t know what to do. I had so many questions. How would I care for a child? Would I be able to finish college? Where would I live? So many more questions. Over the next few weeks, my patient advocate listened and helped me find the resources I needed to be able to do this parenting thing on my own. I don’t know what I would have done without her help.

Support Circle has my vote!  Call or visit Support Circle if you are pregnant and need a pregnancy ultrasound or to confirm your pregnancy.  Instead of finding an abortion clinic near me, I found the support and help I needed to make my best decision.

 

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Abortion in Redwood City, CA

Are you searching for an abortion in Redwood City, CA?  Let’s take it one step at a time. First, are you sure you are pregnant? Home pregnancy tests are usually pretty accurate but they can’t tell you if your pregnancy is viable or how far along the pregnancy is. Step one is to get a reliable pregnancy test from a medical clinic. And, if that test is positive, you can have an ultrasound to confirm and date the pregnancy.

An ultrasound as step two is important because sometimes, the pregnancy is not viable. If it is not viable, you may experience a miscarriage soon, naturally. In that case, you would not need to obtain an abortion. A second instance when a pregnancy is not viable is when the fetus is not in the uterus, where it should be. If the fetus is growing in your fallopian tubes, this is called an ectopic pregnancy and can potentially be life-threatening. The earlier you know if the pregnancy is viable, the better for your physical and mental well-being.

Step three is knowing how far along the pregnancy is. If your pregnancy is viable, you will need to know how many weeks gestation – often referred to as dating the pregnancy. This is important because your abortion options and pregnancy options are completely dependent on how many weeks gestation the pregnancy is. You could be farther along than you realize. The ultrasound allows the nurse to accurately date your pregnancy. You can’t make a well-informed abortion or pregnancy decision until you know how far long the pregnancy is. For example, if you are searching for an abortion in Redwood City, CA, your options change dramatically after 10 weeks gestation.

Whatever your final decision, whether you decide to have an abortion, place your child for adoption, or parent, you will need a pregnancy verification to obtain services. Time is of the essence so it is best if you can obtain the pregnancy test, ultrasound and pregnancy verification at the same location, ideally on one visit, or in two visits if you are too early in your pregnancy to receive an ultrasound procedure. The nurses at Support Circle’s medical clinic in Redwood City can provide the pregnancy verification, help you with your early pregnancy decision and answer your medical questions. They can even provide you with symptom relief from nausea.

A wise next step is to take a moment to consider who your support system is. Do you have a trusted family member, friend, maybe even a teacher or co-worker that you can discuss your thoughts with?  If you would like to sit down with someone who can listen and help you figure out who should be in your support system, or if you feel like you don’t have someone that you can talk to, come to Support Circle.  The patient advocates and specialists at Support Circle listen and can provide emotional support regardless of your final decision. As specialists, they can share community resources that you never even knew existed! They can help you process through your decision-making and can answer your many questions.

Support Circle can help with free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and pregnancy verification and provide emotional support while you navigate your pregnancy decision. Visit our medical clinic in Redwood City, CA if you are considering an abortion.

 

Abortion Clinic Redwood City

I asked my roommate to take me to an abortion clinic in Redwood City because if I showed up at home pregnant, my life would be over.

I’m a Dreamer. My parents risked their lives to leave Columbia and come to America to give me and my younger sister a better chance at life. All I ever heard growing up was how smart and strong and beautiful I was. How I would go to Stanford University, become a doctor and make my parents proud. The pressure to be perfect was too much. I needed a release. I started going to parties with my roommate. My grades began to slip. I was no longer the perfect A student.

When my period was a few days late, I told myself it was just the stress and all the late nights studying to get my GPA back up. After a week, I began to think about being pregnant 24/7. I couldn’t focus on much else. I kept counting and trying to figure out if it could be possible. Finally, I took a home pregnancy test. I got the three-pack and took all three at the same time. Pregnant. Pregnant. Pregnant!

How had I made such a mess of my life in just a few months? I knew I couldn’t disappoint my family. It was bigger than disappointment. It was betrayal. I had betrayed their trust in me. My only choice was to go with my roommate to get an abortion in Redwood City as it was close, but far enough away that no one would recognize me. I called to make the appointment but they couldn’t see me for two more weeks. Midterms week!

My roommate took me to Support Circle in Redwood City so that I could at least get a pregnancy verification which would date the pregnancy. At Support Circle, it felt like I was talking to my best friend. Even though she was older than me, she really heard me. The ultrasound told us that I had an ectopic pregnancy and my life was in danger. I went straight to the ER. I didn’t realize how risky ectopic pregnancies are until the Support Circle nurse calmly explained it to me. I am alive today because of the nurse at Support Circle.

If you think you may be pregnant and are looking for an abortion clinic in Redwood City, I really recommend you check out Support Circle for a pregnancy verification.

 

Morning After Pill in Oakland

Are you searching for the morning after pill in Oakland, CA because you recently had unprotected intercourse or think you may be pregnant? Many women in search of the morning after pill have questions. Some women think the morning after pill and the abortion pill are the same. There are many misconceptions out there. Fortunately, the nurses at Support Circle’s Oakland medical clinic are knowledgeable and can answer your unique questions regarding emergency contraception, pregnancy and options.

The morning after pill is designed to be used as a form of emergency contraception taken prior to ovulation to prevent or delay the egg from releasing and to slow down the sperm to prevent fertilization with the egg. The manufacturers of name brand emergency contraception, including Plan B One Step and Ella, recommend use within three to five days, depending on the pill used. Both can be obtained at your local CVS pharmacy, Walgreens pharmacy, or Target pharmacy.  Unlike Plan B One Step, Ella requires a prescription. BUT, you may already be pregnant. And if you are, the morning after pill will not stop the pregnancy.

Don’t play a guessing game or a waiting game with your future when it is free and easy to find out if you are pregnant and ask questions about the morning after pill. You can have a confidential, in-person consultation with a registered nurse at Support Circle. Come in for a free lab grade pregnancy test. Our nurses can explain the differences between the morning after pill and the abortion pill. If you are pregnant, we can provide you with a free ultrasound. An ultrasound will determine if the pregnancy is viable, date the pregnancy and provide the pregnancy verification you need to obtain services regardless of your decision.

Learn the answers and know your options at Support Circle’s licensed medical clinic in Oakland. Our trained specialists are available to answer your questions and provide you with accurate information, at no cost to you. Know where you stand. Come to Support Circle for your free pregnancy test or ultrasound and receive medical information you need to make an informed decision about the morning after pill in Oakland.

Abortion Pill Near Me

When I realized I might be pregnant, I knew I couldn’t parent a child so my first thought was to find the abortion pill near me. I was still in college in the Bay Area and had my whole life ahead of me. I wanted to write and be a journalist. I wasn’t in a relationship and spent more time studying than dating.  I felt like I had missed the whole college experience because I spent most of it studying to maintain my scholarship and to get into graduate school at UC Berkeley. So, when my roommate invited me to a party at a neighboring college, I agreed.

I’ve always seen myself as a good, Christian girl. Needless to say, I surprised myself when I hooked up with a guy that was kind and talked to me all night.  When he asked for my number, I made one up so I wouldn’t be distracted from studying. The next day, I panicked and took the morning after pill. I figured I was safe because I took it, you know, “the morning after.” What I didn’t know was that the morning after pill works best if taken before ovulation begins. I was a few days too late for that.

Here I was, about to graduate, trying to study to keep my GPA and dealing with constant nausea because I was pregnant by a guy whose name I wasn’t even sure of and who couldn’t even reach me if he tried. I found myself searching for the abortion pill near me.

My journalist instincts kicked in. I began to research the morning after pill and the abortion pill. That’s when I learned that the morning after pill is more likely to work if taken before ovulation because it is designed to stop ovulation. While I knew the abortion pill requires a prescription, I learned that it is actually a two-drug regimen that begins in the doctor’s office or clinic and is completed at home. I also learned that it is referred to as a medical abortion and can only be performed on pregnancies less than 10 weeks, that a pregnancy verification is required before the drugs can be prescribed and that some of the side effects could be more than I bargained for. I was surprised to learn that I don’t just take the pill and be done. There is a follow up appointment required a few weeks later. The process was much more involved than I had anticipated.

I went to Support Circle to obtain a pregnancy verification for free. A pregnancy verification is completed with an ultrasound to confirm the viability and date the pregnancy. Viability means that it is an actual pregnancy and is in the uterus, not an ectopic (in the fallopian tubes) pregnancy. I learned that pregnancy dating is important because that’s what determines what options are available to me. The nurses were friendly and professional. They didn’t judge me for not knowing who the father was. I was so glad to learn that the visit was free. If, like me, you are Googling where to get the abortion pill near me, I highly recommend making an appointment with a Support Circle Medical Clinic for your pregnancy verification.

Finding Morning After Pill Near Me

Are you searching for the morning after pill near you because you have had unprotected sex and think you may be pregnant? Women in your situation often think the morning after pill and the abortion pill are the same thing. At Support Circle’s three Bay Area medical clinics, our nurses are knowledgeable and can answer many questions regarding emergency contraception and help determine if you are pregnant.

The morning after pill is not designed to be used as a regular form of birth control but as an alternate option or in an emergency situation such as if the condom broke, missed birth control pills, miscalculation of the fertile window, in the event of a sexual assault, etc.  This form of emergency contraception is designed to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse and prior to ovulation to prevent or delay the egg from releasing and to slow down the sperm to prevent fertilization with the egg.

There are several well-known brands of hormonal emergency contraception, including “Plan B One-Step,” available over the counter without a prescription and “Ella,” which requires a prescription. The failure rate increases the more time that lapses between intercourse and taking the drug. While the phrase “morning after” is casually used to refer to these drugs, the manufacturers recommend they be taken within three to five days after unprotected intercourse.

If you think you may be pregnant, learn fact from fiction. Come in for a free lab grade pregnancy test. Our nurses can explain the differences between the morning after pill and the abortion pill. You can have a confidential, in-person consultation with a registered nurse and receive answers to your unique questions. If you are pregnant, Support Circle can provide you with a free ultrasound to confirm and date your pregnancy. This will help you to know how far along the pregnancy is and know your options.

Support Circle has three licensed clinics in San Francisco, Oakland and Redwood City. Our trained professionals are available to answer your questions and provide you with accurate information. So, when searching for the “morning after pill near me,” schedule an appointment with Support Circle for help with the information you need to make an informed decision based on your unique situation and questions.