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Is my girlfriend pregnant if she is late for her period?

Question:  My girlfriend is 4 days late for her period and she says she has really bad cramps but no blood.   What is the possibility of her being pregnant?

Answer:  There are several explanations on why a woman’s period is late.  If you are fearful of possible pregnancy, please call Family Planning (352-0608 Painesville) or (992-5953 Ashtabula) to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test as soon as possible.


Services for couple trying to have children

Question: Hello, my husband and I are trying to have a baby without any luck in the past year. Does family planning offer any services for our situation?

Answer:  Family Planning would be able to provide a pelvic exam to determine if you are healthy and your reproductive organs are functioning normally.  We also can provide counseling services if that is appropriate for your situation.  If you would like to start the initial exam process with us, please call 440-352-0608 to set up an appointment.  Moving forward, a gynecologist’s office should be able to provide further services including blood and infertility testing for you and your partner.


Question: tengo una pregunta de una preva de embarazo.. que me ise hoy y espere y nomas salio una linia y me fui a aser de comer y volvi y tenia positivo.. y nose si son asi las provas de embarazo..

Answer:  La mayoría de las pruebas de embarazo requieren que se espere una cantidad específica de tiempo antes de leer los resultados. Si usted se pasa de ese tiempo específico,  lo más posible es que los resultados podrían ser inexactos. Sí le preocupa todavía que esté embarazada, le recomendamos que haga una cita en  Family Planning (440-352-0608) para una prueba de embarazo.

What happens during a Pregnancy Test?

Question: I’d like to know exactly what happens when you go in for a pregnancy test. Ex) Is it a blood or urine test? Do you have to get a pelvic exam? Cost? Anything else you know of?

Answer:  When someone comes in for a pregnancy test, the social worker on staff meets with the patient. Pregnancy tests here at FPA are urine tests that take 3 minutes for the results. When the social worker has the result of the test, she meets with the patient to discuss the result and all options if the patient is pregnant, and discusses birth control and STI/HIV testing if the patient is not pregnant. Pelvic exams are usually not part of a pregnancy test appointment. The cost will be based on the the patient’s income, and where she falls on our sliding fee scale.  Please call 440-352-0608 for more information.

How to determine how far along a person is in a pregnancy

“How would i know how for along am in my pregnancy, is there one day of the month we go by? If my last period was on February 7 and my due date is November 14..”

A:  For questions regarding a pregnancy, we recommend scheduling an appointment.  During the appointment, the patient will have the opportunity to ask any questions as well as figuring out how far along a person is in their pregnancy.  To schedule an appointment, call 440-352-0608.

How much does a visit for a pregnancy test cost?

“I was wondering if there are any fees to come in and take a pregnancy test? Im a week late..home tests are invalid. Can I walk in or do i have to make an appointment?”

A:  Here at Family Planning, the cost of a visit is based off a sliding fee scale.  The sliding fee scale is determined by a persons family size and income.  We recommend calling to schedule an appointment for a pregnancy test.  Depending on your age, we do have Teen Clinics where patients can walk in without having an appointment.  However, those times are specifically geared toward teens.  To get further information, we recommend calling our office at 440-352-0608.

No period after abortion?

had an abortion 2 months ago i haven’t had a period I did 4 pregnancy test two came out positive and two came out negative. What’s that changes that I’m pregnant”

A: If it has been two months since the termination, that should not have any effect on a pregnancy test performed today. It is possible to become pregnant again shortly after an abortion. If you are unsure of the results of your test, it would be a good idea to have one performed by your physician or at a clinic where you can be assured the results are accurate.

Can I bring my niece to FPA without parental permission?

“My neice is 15 and is about 4 months pregnant and I am the only one that knows about the pregnancy right now, she has not seen a doctor yet and I want to bring her in but I need to know about her being a minor. Can I bring her in with out parental permission? We have talked and she knows she needs to talk to her grandmother about what is going on but she needs to see a doctor to make sure she and baby are alright. She also needs to speak with someone about her options.”

A: “Your niece may want to contact the Family Planning Association to schedule an appointment to speak with our counselor to discuss her options. We do encourage teens to share their decision to come to the Family Planning Association with their parent or guardian however, we also understand that is not always an option. Family Planning provides confidential reproductive health care services to all clients including teens.”

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