Carenet of Carbon County

LEHIGHTON
(610) 379-0411
531 Mahoning St.
NESQUEHONING
(570) 273-5678
250 W Catawissa St.
TEXT US (610) 379-0411

Engage Equip Empower

Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, or have questions about your options, we are here for you.
Call us at (610) 379-0411 or make an appointment online.

Abortion Safety Checklist

If you are considering abortion, take the time to go through our abortion safety checklist to ensure you are healthy and prepared:

1. Confirm Your Pregnancy

Did you know that a pregnancy test alone does not medically confirm your pregnancy? Medical confirmation can be provided through an ultrasound. An ultrasound shows how far along you are, can diagnose if you have a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and determines the abortion procedures you qualify for.

2. Get Tested and Treated for STI/STDs

If you have an abortion with an untreated STI/STD, you are at increased risk for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can result in future infertility or chronic pain.

3. Understand the Risks

As with any medical procedure, there are several risks associated with abortion. Whether you are considering a medical or surgical abortion, you need to be prepared by understanding the short and long-term risks. We encourage you to come in and speak with our medical staff to learn more about these risks.

4. Consider the Alternatives

To make a truly informed decision, it is important to consider all your options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. This decision can only be made by you and you alone. Taking the time to consider each option gives you the confidence you need to make the best decision for you.

5. Pause and Ask

When confronted with a crucial decision, it is important to take a moment to carefully consider and address your concerns. Regardless of the choice you make regarding your unexpected pregnancy, we urge you to visit Care Net of Carbon County to find answers to your questions and make a decision with confidence.

Care Net of Carbon County provides free and confidential services for women navigating unexpected pregnancies. Our organization does not benefit financially from your decision. We offer impartial information, accompanied by personalized, compassionate care and support in a one-on-one setting. Schedule an appointment today to access the medical services you require.

Before Your Appointment

Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

It’s your pregnancy, your future, and your choice. We care about you and want to empower you to make the best choice—an informed choice.

If you are unsure about the answer to any of your concerns, come in and talk with one of our staff or medical personnel.

You can also check the standards, state laws, and safety requirements of abortion clinics in Pennsylvania.

Free & Confidential

Hand’n Hand Women’s Center offers free and confidential services to women facing unexpected pregnancies. Schedule an appointment today to get the medical services you need.