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Your period is late. You are in school, you are not employed, or this is just not the right time to be pregnant. You may feel that having an abortion would make this all go away, but you need to know where to start. At Avenue Women’s Center, we offer many services to help you in your unique situation.  

Maybe you need to take a pregnancy test to determine whether or not you are pregnant or you want an ultrasound to figure out how far along you are. You may have questions about abortion procedures or perhaps you just need someone to talk to about what you are going through. No matter what, you can rely on our caring and understanding staff.

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests

Was that pregnancy test you took at home accurate?  Does one line or two lines mean you’re pregnant?  What if the lines were faint? Pregnancy tests can be confusing!  You need a clear, accurate test so you can figure out what to do next.

We offer free, medical-grade pregnancy tests that are over 99.9% accurate just ten days after conception.  For most women, this means our tests can detect pregnancy before a missed period, giving you ample time to discuss abortion options and determine what pregnancy decision is best for you.  Our pregnancy tests take just 3 to 5 minutes, so you will know the outcome before you leave your appointment. Call or chat to set up a time to come in.

(Read more about confirming your pregnancy with a free test.)

Individual Consultations

Individual Consultations

Your unique concerns are important.  Our caring staff members are here for you to confidentially discuss your situation.  Whether you are seeking information or need a safe place to process the news of a positive pregnancy test, we can provide a private pregnancy consultation.

What are the abortion procedures at seven weeks?  What does adoption look like?  Can I finish school while being pregnant?  After finding out about an unplanned pregnancy, you may have questions that you need answered.  You may need a place to talk and someone to listen.  No two people are the same and no two pregnancies are the same.  We want you to feel heard, equipped, and supported by our professional staff at CareNet DuPage.  Let us help as you make the best choice for your situation.  Please contact us to schedule your free consultation.

Support Services

Support Services

Finding out about an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary time.  Many women feel anxious about telling friends and family.  Some are hurt by people's initial reactions.  At this crucial time, you deserve to feel supported in your decisions.  Here at CareNet DuPage we can help you build a support system while you determine which pregnancy decision is best for you.  Our caring staff will help you talk through telling your parents, dealing with your partner’s reaction to the pregnancy, or navigating talking to co-workers and friends.

After your initial pregnancy consultation, your pregnancy counselor can schedule a time for you to meet with our Personal Resource Counselor for ongoing individual, couples, or family counseling—free of cost.  These support services are designed to help you feel more confident about talking to your friends and family about your pregnancy so that they can support you through this difficult time.  Call today to schedule your appointment.

Limited Medical Services

Limited Medical Services

Ultrasounds provide important information about any new pregnancy.

Ultrasound lets you know if your pregnancy is likely to continue.  Statistics show that 1 in 6 pregnancies end in miscarriage.  Our free ultrasounds, performed by a medical professional, will help you determine the likelihood of natural miscarriage.

Ultrasound gives you information regarding how far along you are.  Gestational age is important to know when making a pregnancy decision because it will help determine what abortion procedure is right for you.

You may have other questions for a medical professional.  Our medical professionals are known for their caring, nonjudgmental expertise.  We are here to serve you.

Contact CareNet DuPage today to speak with our staff about scheduling your free painless ultrasound appointment.

Referrals

Referrals

CareNet DuPage curates a detailed database of referrals in the community to assist you through your decision about your pregnancy.  These referrals include medical care, financial assistance, legal services, parenting resources, adoption facilities, and much more.  Whatever your needs are as you navigate through this time, our caring professionals are here to help.  Call or chat today to schedule an appointment to visit one of our five locations throughout DuPage County.

CareNet DuPage is not affiliated with any of the agencies we refer to.  We do our best to always provide accurate, up-to-date information about other agencies, but we aren’t responsible for your experience at another agency.  We encourage every client to carefully research all of their agency options to choose the one(s) that will provide appropriate services.  We don’t provide referrals for abortion or facilitate adoptions in any form—only information on abortion and adoption is offered.  For further information regarding referrals, please contact us.

Abortion Recovery

Abortion Recovery

Abortion affects every woman differently.  Immediately after an abortion procedure, it is common to feel a sense of relief.  Many women also struggle with depression, anger, grief, anxiety, or other negative feelings.  These symptoms can be categorized as post abortion stress, and they vary in intensity from woman to woman.  (Read more about emotional reactions to abortion.)

Before having an abortion, it is often helpful to talk to someone about whether you may experience post abortion stress.  Call CareNet DuPage today to talk to one of our professional staff members.  We can discuss your potential risk factors and our free abortion recovery programs.  We care and want to help.

If you are coping now with emotions from a past abortion decision, please visit restoreafterabortion.com to learn about our individual and group support programs.  You may also call 630-599-0043 to be connected directly with a Restore After Abortion counselor.

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