A pregnancy test is not conclusive. Pregnancy tests detect a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, which is present in pregnant women. The presence of this hormone alone does not confirm a viable pregnancy. An ultrasound is the earliest means of detecting a viable pregnancy. Bella Women’s Center provides ultrasound services at no cost to you.
Bella Women’s Center is your best, first
choice whether you are considering an abortion, parenting, or adoption.
Knowledge is power.
The gestational age of your pregnancy will determine the type and cost of the abortion procedure you would be eligible to receive. Ultrasound also provides this information — at no cost to you. You will know this information is accurate as we allow you to see the ultrasound if you so choose.
Abortion (even the RU486 abortion pill) is intrusive. Any time an intrusive, or invasive procedure is being considered, it is important to weigh the possible ramifications on your future reproductive health. If you choose to have an abortion in the presence of an active sexually transmitted infection (STI), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) may result. During both medical and surgical abortions, the cervix is dilated and the STI has the opportunity to pass from the vagina to the uterus. PID is not only painful, but can cause future infertility. Bella provides testing for the two most common and treatable STIs at no cost, which most clinics do not offer before your abortion.
Most non-profit Women’s healthcare providers frequently charge for their services. They may use a “sliding scale,” which is based on your income, but you will still have to either pay out of pocket, use your insurance, or apply for Medicaid.
Bella is a non-profit women’s clinic that is confidential and free for women facing unplanned pregnancy. You can be assured of confidentiality—no matter your circumstances. Many clinics require a social security number or financial information, but we don’t request any of that information. Our licensed medical team desires to give women the medical facts needed to make informed decisions. As we do not profit from your decision, the staff at Bella are free from bias, seeking merely to empower you to make the best decision for yourself, and your situation. To ensure you are as comfortable as possible at your appointment, we encourage you to bring a friend, partner, or family member along with you!