Are the services confidential?
Yes. All services are free and confidential.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, you can bring a friend, boyfriend, parent, relative, or anyone else of your choice.
What are pregnancy symptoms?
In addition to a missed period, the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:
• Tender, swollen breasts.
• Nausea with or without vomiting.
• Increased urination.
• Food aversions or cravings.
How long after sex do I have to wait in order to find out if I am pregnant?
Our pregnancy tests may show positive results in as little as 7-10 days after conception. However the majority of doctors recommend waiting until you miss your period before you take a pregnancy test.
Can you provide information on abortion procedures?
APS is not a medical facility. We can, however, provide you with basic information on abortion procedures. We do NOT distribute any information that is graphic in nature.
Are there risks involved with having an abortion?
The following is a list of side effects that are frequently experienced after an abortion. It is possible to experience these side effects for as long as 2 to 4 weeks following the procedure.
• Abdominal pain and cramping
• Spotting and bleeding
Although serious complications occur in fewer than 1 out of 100 first trimester abortions and approximately 1 out of every 50 late term abortions, it is important to be aware of the following risks:
• Heavy or persistent bleeding
• Infection or sepsis
• Damage to the cervix
• Scarring of the uterine lining
• Perforation of the uterus
• Damage to other organs
Are there emotional consequences to choosing abortion?
Yes. The following is a list of potential emotional and psychological risks of having an abortion. The intensity or duration of these effects will vary from one person to another. Potential side effects include:
• Sense of loneliness or isolation
• Loss of self confidence
• Insomnia or nightmares
• Relationship issues
• Suicidal thoughts and feelings
• Eating disorders
I’m not ready to parent but I know abortion is wrong. What else can I do?
Placing your child for adoption is another option. Trained counseling volunteers, as well as licensed social workers, would be happy to help you explore this option. Akron Pregnancy Services is not an adoption agency or connected to any adoption agencies so no one will pressure you.
If I choose to parent, how can you help me?
Akron Pregnancy Services offers a wide range of material goods support such as diapers and formula, maternity clothing, baby and children’s clothing, prenatal and parenting classes, an “Earn While you Lear”n program where you can earn vouchers and redeem them for items your baby needs, newborn layettes and more. The counseling volunteers, social workers, and teachers will also offer emotional help and guidance as you begin your parenting journey. You are not alone!