MAILING ADDRESS

PO BOX 56

Middlebury, Vermont

05753

HOURS

Tuesday 10AM - 4PM

Thursday 12PM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 4PM

TESTIMONIALS

“Everyone is really friendly and never makes you feel out of place. I’ve learned a lot coming here that I most likely wouldn’t have learned if I hadn’t been. I felt respected and understood.”

Do You Think You Might Be Pregnant?

We offer free pregnancy tests. If you receive a positive pregnancy test, we recommend your first step to be an ultrasound. A limited obstetrical ultrasound can tell you a variety of things about your pregnancy. This diagnostic tool provides answers for many of your questions and could identify whether you have a viable pregnancy – or if you might miscarry. One in four pregnancies ends in natural miscarriage; determining the viability of the pregnancy is an important first step in decision making.

Through ultrasounds we can:

  • Confirm pregnancy

  • Inspect gestational sac (To rule out tubal pregnancy which would require immediate care)

  • Determine gestational age

  • Identify cardiac activity

 

Even if you are thinking about having an abortion, you will need an ultrasound to determine how far along you are. Confirming whether you are actually pregnant and identifying gestational age is imperative to determining what type of abortion procedure might be available.

Once your pregnancy is confirmed through an ultrasound, we can help you with your next steps! You are not alone. Our staff can provide you with information on all your options and talk with you confidentially about your questions and concerns.

 

Learn more about our services and set up an appointment today.

Note: We do not provide OB/GYN or prenatal care, birth control prescriptions or devices, fertility testing, abortion services, referrals for abortion, or STI/STD testing. We do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.

Symptoms of Pregnancy

 Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if you're pregnant. Maybe you feel "off," you missed a period, or maybe it's just a feeling you have. Regardless as to why you're questioning whether or not you're pregnant, it's important to know the signs and symptoms. 

A MISSED PERIOD OR LIGHT SPOTTING

AN INCREASE IN URINATION

BLOATING OR CRAMPING

 TENDER OR SWOLLEN BREASTS

 FATIGUE OR MOODINESS

 CONSTIPATION

 NAUSEA (WITH OR WITHOUT VOMITING)

 NASAL CONGESTION

 FOOD AVERSIONS

 
 

What Does My Baby Look Like?

Want to know what your baby looks like as it grows inside you?  Take a peek inside the womb to see how a fetus develops from month to month.

Your baby's circulatory system has started developing and his/her little heart has started beating! Keep in mind at the moment of fertilization or conception, all of your baby's genetic makeup is present. That means the sex of the baby, as well as its hair and eye color have already been determined.

5 WEEKS OLD

Your baby is now a little over half an inch in size, about the size of a kidney bean. Eyelids and ears are forming and the tip of the nose is visible. The arms and legs are well formed. The fingers and toes grow longer and more distinct.

8 WEEKS OLD

Your baby is about the size of a lime and he/she starts to make its own movements.He/she can even feel you poke your tummy. You may start to feel him/her at the top of your uterus above the pubic bone. Your doctor may hear the baby's heartbeat with special instruments. The sex organs of your baby should start to become clear.

12 WEEKS OLD

16 WEEKS OLD

The baby now measures about 4.3 to 4.6 inches, and weighs about 3.5 ounces, about the size of an avocado. The baby's eyes can blink and the heart and blood vessels are fully formed. The baby's fingers and toes should have fingerprints.

20 WEEKS OLD

The baby weighs about 10 ounces and is a little over 6 inches long, about the size of a banana. Your uterus should be at the level of your belly button. The baby can suck its thumb, yawn, stretch, and make faces. Soon - if you haven't already - you'll feel your baby move, which is called "quickening."

24 WEEKS OLD

Your baby weighs about 1.4 poundsnow and is the size of an ear of corn.It responds to sounds by moving or increasing its pulse. You may notice jerking motions if it hiccups. With the inner ear fully developed, it may be able to sense being upside down in the womb.

Your baby weighs about 2 pounds 6 ounces and is about the size of a large eggplant. It changes position frequently at this point in pregnancy. He/she can blink and has eyelashes. There's a good chance of survival if your baby is born prematurely now. Ask your doctor about preterm labor warning signs. Register for birthing classes. Birthing classes prepare you for many aspects of childbirth,including labor and delivery and parenting the newborn.

28 WEEKS OLD

Babies differ in size, depending on many factors (such as gender, the number of babies being carried, and size of the parents), so your baby's overall rate of growth is as important as the actual size.  On average, it's about 18.5 inches and weighs close to 6 pounds. The brain has been developing rapidly. Lungs are nearly fully developed. The head is usually positioned down into the pelvis by now. A pregnancy is considered "at term" once 37 weeks has been completed!

36 WEEKS OLD

Congratulations! You've made it. This is when most births happen. Though pregnancy can be tough, it's all worth it as soon as your see your little one's face. If you are two weeks past your due date, you may consider talking to your doctor about inducing labor.Enjoy your little bundle of joy and remember to sign up for our 'Earn While You Learn' program to get free items for your baby.

40 WEEKS OLD