FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.) I already bought a pregnancy test from Wal-Mart. Why do I need to come in and be tested with you?

The pregnancy tests offered by our center are lab-quality, high-sensitivity urine tests with instant results. These tests are accurate as early as 7 to 10 days after conception, usually before a missed period.

At our center, pregnancy tests are generally up to 99% accurate and:

  • are done in a clinical and private setting
  • results will be known during your appointment

A positive urine pregnancy test suggests a pregnancy, but should always be confirmed, with an ultrasound. We also provide free ultrasounds.


2.) I am 16, does a parent have to come with me for my appointment?

No, you may come in alone. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except in those cases where mandatory reporting applies, such as suicide risk. We can’t provide your records to any person without written authorization from you.


3.) What do you mean that I “may not need an abortion”? How can you tell?

Many women can avoid having to decide what to do with their unintended pregnancy, because approximately 1 in 5 of all pregnancies end naturally. Pregnancies that end naturally are not viable, and result in what are called miscarriages. Who wants to go through the pain, cost and risk of an abortion if it’s not necessary?

A good way to check if you’ll miscarry is by ultrasound technology. We recommend you get your ultrasound at a medical facility that will (a) not charge you a fee for the ultrasound, and (b) not put you under any obligation when receiving the ultrasound.


4.) I had sex last night and I think the condom broke. Can I come in today for a pregnancy test?

The hormones in your body that result in a positive pregnancy test can’t be detected until 9 to 11 days after fertilization. Please wait until after that period of time then call and we’ll be happy to set an appointment for a pregnancy test.


5.) Can I just come in whenever, or do I need an appointment?

We want to make sure we have a special time set aside to talk with you, so it’s usually best to have an appointment. However, if you are unable to make an appointment, we will take walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.


6.) Can I bring someone with me?

Absolutely, it’s important to have the support of friends or family during an uncertain time.


7.) Do I need to bring anything with me to an appointment?

First, to protect your confidentiality, you’ll need to bring your valid photo ID. A driver’s license or student ID will work. You will fill out an intake form, but no insurance is required and all services are free.


8.) Will Whispering Hope tell anyone that I came in for a pregnancy test?

Any and all information shared with us will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by law or as required for the protection of yourself or others. You don’t have to worry if your family or friends will find out. We’ll do everything we can to protect your privacy.


9.) I think I’m pregnant, but I’m on the pill. What should I do?

It is rare but possible to get pregnant on the pill. You will need to take a lab quality urine test, and if it is positive, you will want to confirm pregnancy with ultrasound technology.


10.) How can I go see a doctor if I don’t have any insurance?

There are options available for people who need care even if they don’t have insurance. Whispering Hope will provide you with a free pregnancy test and if necessary a free ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy. Then you can pursue the application process for government assistance.


11.) What does “post abortion recovery” mean?

The process of recovering from an abortion is different for everyone. We offer support groups for women who have terminated one or more pregnancies, whether it was a recent abortion or many years ago. You can receive help in a confidential group setting with trained post-abortive facilitators.


12.) If I’ve already had an abortion, what can you do to help me?

You may be wondering, “Why do I need help after my abortion experience?” Many women have come to Whispering Hope for support. They realize they can’t deal with all of the unexpected consequences on their own. We are here no matter what choices you’ve made.


13.) How do I know if I’ve been exposed to an STD?

If you’ve been sexually intimate orally, anally or vaginally, you may have put yourself at risk for an STD. It’s really that simple. Since there are many types of STD’s, it is important that you be tested regularly.


14.) Can a condom protect me from an STD/STI?

Condoms can only reduce the chance of infection with STDs like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Herpes and HPV are found on the external genitalia; a place condoms don’t cover. The only guaranteed protection from these two STDs is refraining from any genital to genital or oral to genital contact.


15.) Can I get the morning-after pill at Whispering Hope?

Whispering Hope does not offer the morning-after pill, or Plan B.


16.) I don’t live near Cumming, GA. Where can I go to find a pregnancy center near me?

The Pregnancy Decision Line is available 24/7 by calling 877-791-5475. You can visit their website www.pregnancydecisionline.org to search for a center in your area that can assist you.


17.) Can I get an abortion at Whispering Hope?

Whispering Hope does not perform nor refer for abortion. We do, however, provide pregnancy options counseling. Call us for help.

 

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Phone: 770-889-8302
Text: 971-231-HOPE (4673)
Email: help@whisperinghope.org
133 Samaritan Dr. Suite 306, Cumming, GA 30040