Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re sexually active, it’s possible to become pregnant, even if you are using some form of birth control. The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. According to the American Pregnancy Association, other common symptoms might include the following: change in breasts, nausea, fatigue, headaches, lower backaches and frequent urination.

Please note that not every woman experiences these symptoms and that some of these symptoms can also be similar to symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) or be caused by other medical conditions. That’s why it’s important to have a pregnancy test to find out if you are really pregnant. Read more about signs that you may be pregnant and why they may be happening.

If you are sexually active and have missed a period, it is important to have a lab-quality test and to talk to someone. Only a medical professional can confirm a pregnancy. To schedule an appointment for pregnancy testing or to talk with someone at Abria, call 651-401-7838 click HERE.

At Abria, we believe that no woman should ever have to choose between her goals and her child. You are strong, and you can be a great parent and continue toward your goals. To help you navigate this journey, Abria provides support and resources to help you to find the path that is right for both you and your child. This includes parenting education and material assistance through Abria until your child is two years old. It also includes resource navigation assistance to help you meet real needs such as housing, medical care, education, child care and job skills training. You can parent your child and pursue your goals – and we want to help you do this. To find out more about our personal support services, give us a call at 651-401-7838 or book an appointment for a consultation by clicking HERE.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), which are sometimes also referred to as sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), are contracted by vaginal, oral or anal or intercourse and genital touching with an infected person. You can get a STD even if it is your first time having sex. It is important to note that many STDs, even the most common ones, may have NO symptoms. This means that your partner may not have symptoms and still infect you and you may not have symptoms and still infect your partner. According to the Minnesota Department of Health some common symptoms might include:
• Lower abdominal pain or cramps
• Vaginal or penile discharge
• Pain during sexual intercourse in women
• Bleeding between periods in women
• Pain or burning sensation when urinating
Being tested for STDs is a healthy practice for anyone who is sexually active with more than one partner and is the best way to know if you have an infection. To answer your questions about STDs, call us at 651-695-0111 or to book an appointment instantly for medical counseling or STI/STD testing, click HERE.

Learning about adoption will empower you to have full information about your pregnancy choices.   Not only is adoption a caring choice for children, it can empower women to meet their goals. You can take your time, because exploring adoption requires no immediate commitments – and in most states adoption cannot be legally finalized until after the baby is born.  Birth parents get to be in control of the adoption plan they make and usually choose between three types of adoption: open, partially open, and confidential. To talk with someone at Abria about adoption, call 651-401-7838 or click HERE.

There are multiple types of abortion procedures, and like all medical procedures, they each have potential side effects. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, some potential risks of abortion include pelvic infection, incomplete abortion, blood clots, and perforation of the uterus wall. For more information about abortion, click HERE.

It is a woman’s right to be fully informed about the procedures, complications and risks involved in an abortion. If you would like to talk to someone about abortions and your situation in a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive environment, call 651-695-0111 or click HERE.