Frequently Asked Questions

How early can I detect a pregnancy?

The pregnancy test used by our center turns positive as early as seven days after the missed menstrual period.

How early do pregnancy symptoms start?

For some women, pregnancy symptoms may start as early as three weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. Other women may not realize they might be pregnant until they miss their regular menstrual cycle and other symptoms develop over the following few weeks.  Yet others may have no symptoms at all.

What can I do if my boyfriend is pressuring me to have an abortion?

Your interests and his interests may be very different with regard to your pregnancy outcome.  You have the right to make your own informed decision.  Contact us to help provide the information you need to know to make your decision.  Give yourself enough time to get all the facts.  Your decision will have lifelong consequences.  Feel free to invite your boyfriend to talk with us as well.

What can I do if my girlfriend wants an abortion and I don’t?

You need to encourage her to get all the facts before she makes a decision which will have lifelong consequences.  Ask her to contact us to discuss all of her options before she makes her decision.

What laws regulate abortion in NH?

New Hampshire has no laws regulating abortion: abortion providers, informed consent, where abortions can be performed, mandated counseling, waiting periods, or parental consent for minors.  NH passed a parental notification law in January 2012 requiring written notice delivered personally by physician or agent or by certified mail with return receipt requested to parents/guardians of minors 48 hours prior to a scheduled abortion. Public funding of abortion is limited to life endangerment of the mother, rape and incest.

How much would an abortion cost me?

You could be charged a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars, depending on the type of abortion procedure, type of anesthesia, stage of pregnancy, and geographical area.  Be wary of abortion providers who try to collect nonrefundable fees before they offer counseling or those who don’t encourage you to ask questions and fully understand the risks involved.

What if I’ve already had an abortion?

If you recently had an abortion, follow the instructions of your doctor and don’t hesitate to contact him/her if you have pain, nausea, fever or bleeding or if your symptoms are getting worse, not better.  It’s also important to tune in to how you are feeling emotionally.  Many women report feeling relieved immediately after an abortion, but some experience difficulties later, sometimes years after an abortion.  If you are feeling depressed, develop an eating disorder, abuse alcohol or drugs, have sexual problems, or even flashbacks, you need to acknowledge your feelings and seek help. Our center has specially trained abortion recovery facilitators who are here to help you move forward in the healing process.

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