Where can I find the morning after pill in Redwood City

Over the holiday break my freshman year, I visited my cousins in the Bay Area and found myself doing a search for where I could find the morning after pill in Redwood City.

My cousins and I were never really close growing up. They were always moving from city to city as my uncle was in the military. I was excited to go to college close to where my uncle had retired from the Army so I could get to know my cousins better.  When I arrived, they took one look at me and decided I needed to live a lot more than I had been. We were out all day looking at the sites and out all night partying. The night before I returned to my dorm, I had sex with one of my cousin’s friends that had been coming out with us all week.  It didn’t even occur to me that he should use a condom until I was talking to my cousin a week later and she asked if he had or not. I felt stupid but told her the truth. She told me to immediately go get the morning after pill in Redwood City where my college was.

I was so clueless, I didn’t even know where to find the morning after pill or what it was. I searched online and started reading about it. Support Circle had a lot of great information and explained the difference between the morning after pill and the abortion pill. What was most helpful was the information on the time frames each is designed for. The morning after pill, which can be found at the CVS Pharmacy or Walgreens Pharmacy in Redwood City, should be taken before ovulation and as soon as possible after unprotected sex, up to about five days. But the abortion pill must be taken in a medical office or clinic after a pregnancy has been confirmed. I realized that I had already passed the time to take the morning after pill. I clicked on one of the links to make an appointment with Support Circle to see if I was pregnant.

The ladies at Support Circle were nice and helpful. They explained the process to me and told me it was likely too soon to tell on a pregnancy test and too soon to have an ultrasound. They explained how stress and other factors could cause my period to be late and recommended I return in a couple of weeks. We had a really good talk about what support systems I have in place if the test comes back positive next time. I went home feeling better even though it was too soon to find out if I was pregnant.

I’m glad I found Support Circle when I was looking for information on the morning after pill in Redwood City. Support Circle’s website was a great resource for me and their clinic team was very helpful and took their time explaining so I could understand. If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant, I recommend Support Circle.