Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, particularly for the first time, is going to have a lot of questions. Below, we have included some of the most common things women in your position ask themselves before visiting our offices. Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive, and we would be happy to answer any and all additional questions you may have.
How much does my appointment cost?
All appointments with Women’s Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada are free. You are under no obligation to pay for anything and insurance is not required. All you need to bring is some form of identification.
What if I’m unsure of how I want to proceed with my pregnancy?
Not having made a final decision is okay and completely normal. That is part of why we are here to help you along in that decision-making process. Our staff can provide you with the information and resources you need to make a healthy, informed decision.
Can I make an appointment if I’m under 18?
Regardless of your age, Women’s Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada will happily provide you with our free and confidential services. You may come to your appointment by yourself legally. We encourage parental participation and we can assist you with developing your family support unit.
Will anyone find out about my appointment?
Women’s Resource Medical Center of Southern Nevada is a medical clinic that abides by HIPPA regulations that hold privacy and confidentiality to high standards and best practice.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
Yes, you are more than welcome to have someone present at your appointment, whether that is a friend, family member or significant other. However, due to HIPAA laws, there will be select times during your appointment when your companion may be asked to briefly leave the room.
Q: What are the health risks of having an abortion?
Risks of a surgical procedure may include bleeding, infection, infertility, and complications with future pregnancies (i.e., incompetent cervix). There may be other risks for you including spiritual and emotional difficulties. It is best to seek medical advice outside of the abortion industry whose answers are more geared toward selling you their service before proceeding with any abortion procedure.
Q: Will having an abortion increase my chances of getting breast cancer?
A 1994 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found: “Among women who had been pregnant at least once, the risk of breast cancer in those who had experienced an induced abortion was 50% higher than among other women.” There have been many studies that show a direct and indirect correlation to breast cancer in women.
Q: If I have an abortion, will my baby feel pain?
The answer to this question will depend on the stage of fetal development
At about eight weeks a fetus can feel pain. It is at this point in development that the following pain sensors are in place: sensory nerves which detect pain, the thalamus (the part of the brain that receives pain messages from sensory nerves), and motor nerves which are directed by the mind to pull away from the cause of pain, such as tools used in an abortion procedure.
Also, by 13 1/2 to 14 weeks, the entire body surface, except for the back and the top of the head, are sensitive to pain.
Q: How much do abortions cost?
Abortion procedures vary based upon how far along the pregnancy is and thus, the pricing for each procedure varies as well. Up to 6 weeks’ gestation it could cost $600.00 to $650.00. From there it increases by each week up to $3,000.00 at 23 weeks and 6 days. There are additional costs based on the type of sedation, any labs and ultrasounds that may be needed.
Before you go to an abortion clinic, you should know exactly how far along you are and if your pregnancy is viable. You should also know whether or not you are experiencing an ectopic or early miscarriage which would require you to go the hospital or Emergency Room rather than an abortion clinic.
Q: Where can I get help if I am being pressured to have an abortion?
Statistic show that 64% of all abortion decisions have been made through a form of coercion. You may not even realize that you are experiencing coercion to push you toward a decision to abort. If you are feeling pressured in any way to have an abortion whether it is the father of the baby, parents, or work, contact us and we can help you sort it out.
Real reviews from actual patients
When I first came, I really did not know what to expect, especially coming in at 17 to take a pregnancy test. I was not sure on what to do. It came back positive. I got the opportunity to speak with a counselor who was very helpful with my decision. The help that is received at the Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is extraordinary to a single mother. I would like to thank each and everyone that took the time to help all these women.
I thank Women’s Resource so much for all they help they have provided me out of the kindness of their heart. I never felt judged coming here. I only felt love and support. I can’t thank them enough for truly changing lives.
I was surprised at the Center. The staff was warm, inviting and they took their time counseling me. Even though I have run into obstacles, I know I have friends.