What services do you provide?
We provide woman-centered care that includes ultrasounds, walk-in pregnancy tests, resource referrals, information about options, as well as a Learn & Earn program for parents with children 3 and younger. Families participating in the Learn & Earn program can earn free baby items such as diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets, car seats, highchairs, cribs, and more. We also offer weekly pregnancy and parenting classes (including a Dads’ Group)
How much do your services cost?
We strive to provide the best care and support to every woman who walks through our doors. This is why we have made our services completely free! Our team is here to help in any way we can.
How can SP Women’s Center help me?
The staff at SP Women’s Center wants you to know that you’re not alone. Hundreds of women walk into our center each year, and we come alongside them offering material, emotional, and educational support. We provide ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, parenting and support classes, and baby items; all for free. At SP Women’s Center you will find a welcoming community made of compassionate staff, generous donors, enthusiastic volunteers, and other women and families like you.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
Ultrasound has the ability to show you if your pregnancy is viable, how far along you are, and the placement of your pregnancy. It can also reveal any pregnancy concerns like a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy which could be life-threatening. Learn more here.
When should I get an ultrasound?
If you just found out that you’re pregnant, please give us a call to schedule an appointment. While a pregnancy test does have the ability to confirm if you are pregnant, an ultrasound is necessary to confirm viability. An ultrasound will help determine:
- Gestational age (how far along you are)
- Viability (pregnancy is in the uterus and a fetal heartbeat is detected)
- Single vs. multiple pregnancy (ex. twins)
How do I prepare for my appointment, and do I need to bring anything?
- Unless otherwise specified, plan to be here for 20 – 30 minutes.
- If you’re coming for an ultrasound, please drink 24 ounces of water 1 hour before you come.
- All services are free and confidential.
Do I need to provide insurance information?
No, all of our services are free, and no insurance is needed.
Will you report any information to my parents/school/insurance?
No. Your visit is completely confidential. No information of your visit is released without your written consent. All records are kept confidential to the extent allowed by law. SP Women’s Center is required by law to report cases of sexual/physical abuse of a minor.
What are my options?
You’ve come to the right place. Your choices are abortion, adoption, and parenting. Make sure you schedule a free ultrasound with us to know what your next steps may be.
We offer the following free services:
- Pregnancy tests and options information
- Abortion information
- Adoption packets
- Parenting support
- Parenting classes
- Learn & Earn Program
We also provide referrals to other organizations in the case that our clients have a need outside of our services. For example: housing, food assistance, medical assistance, insurance, domestic violence, counseling, childcare, etc.
What if I’m not ready for a baby?
Our community provides lots of help! We provide baby resources such as diapers, clothes, toys, as well as classes that help you learn some necessary skills for parenting and living with a baby. Most uninsured women in Michigan qualify for Medicaid and the local Health Department provides prenatal care according to income. We can help you with referrals for other assistance like WIC, food, housing and more. And, if you’re in school, there are tons of wonderful scholarships available! Stop by any of our offices, and we can explain these and the abundance of other services available to you.
Are there any medical risks to abortion?
There are serious risks involved in the option of abortion. Some common abortion risks include:
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
If I had a negative test at home, could I still be pregnant?
Yes, false negative pregnancy tests are possible if a patient takes a urine test too early. SP Women’s Center recommends that you take one of our lab quality urine pregnancy tests if you are 14 days from the date of conception or 1 day following your missed period.
Who can I talk to without judgment?
Come speak with us. We are here to listen and support you however we can. We will always keep your information confidential.
How can I afford a baby?
We have resources to aid you with baby supplies, parenting education, and more. Come stop by our office to learn more about the ways we can help you make parenting possible.
I am a single parent; how can I do this on my own?
We will walk with you through this monumental stage in your life. We offer emotional support, education, resources, referrals, and a wealth of free materials to make sure that you’re not alone. SP Women’s Center is a support system, and we are here to help you.
What are the symptoms of STDs?
We don’t offer STD testing, but we do offer referrals. Though not all STD’s have symptoms, the following are the most common symptoms that may indicate an STD:
- foul or fishy odor
- pain or burning during intercourse and/or urination
- Unusual vaginal or penile discharge
- Itching and/or irritation in areas where sexual contact has occurred
- Rash, redness, sores or warts in areas where sexual contact has occurred