Pregnancy Issues and Resources
This part of the website is designed to help with information about your pregnancy and what you can expect. We start by answering some of the most frequently asked questions and then proceed with pregnancy tests, pregnancy symptoms, and stages of pregnancy, prenatal care, hospital selection and much more.
We can help you whether you are planning to raise your child yourself or are thinking of placing a child for adoption. We are available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you do what is best for you and your baby. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, every day. As a not-for-profit agency there is never any cost or obligation to a birth mother or birth father for our help.
Pregnancy Q and A's addresses some of the most common questions pregnant woman and birth mothers call us about.
Pregnancy tests can help you address the question of whether or not you are pregnant. All of these tests are either home pregnancy tests that check your urine for the presence of the hormone hCG or they are based on a blood sample taken at a clinic or at your doctor or midwife's office.
The most common early sign of pregnancy is missing your period. Other symptoms include feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or faint and experiencing morning sickness. This page will provide you with details on the many and varied symptoms of pregnancy.
Pregnancy is commonly divided into three stages or trimesters: the 1st trimester is based on the baby's gestational age from weeks 0-12; the 2nd trimester is from weeks 13-26; and the 3rd trimester is from week 27 until the end of the pregnancy (approximately 40 weeks). This link will explain each of the stages of pregnancy.
Prenatal care should be started as soon as possible. It can assure you that you and your baby are as healthy as possible. It is important to take the time to educate yourself about prenatal care and how it can positively affect you and your baby.
Pregnancy calendars give you a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in you and your baby. Each week/month of a pregnancy calendar includes a description of your baby's development, as well as an explanation of the changes taking place in your body.
Although you may not be able to control everything that happens to you during your labor and the birth of your baby, a birth plan can play a decisive role in the decisions that are made about your body and your baby.
Choosing where to give birth, whether in a hospital or birth center setting, are choices you have. This site does a good job at explaining the different types of hospital and birth center options you may want to consider.
If you are pregnant and don't know where to turn to actually start prenatal care or you don't know how you can afford it, call your local hospital and you can always contact us at 1(800)943-0400 or you can email me, Dr. Berger, at Adoption Services so that we can help you. Please visit the link "Ways we can help you".
Adoption Services is a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth mothers living in any state in the U.S. The Agency can also help a U.S. citizen living in any foreign country. Adoption Services has helped over 9000 birth parents and families. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. We can make sure your child is placed with the perfect family, your rights are protected, and that you receive all the financial assistance and medical help as well as other types of help that the law allows. There is never any fee to you as a birth parent whether you work with our agency or decide to look elsewhere.
We Can Help a Birth Mother Living in Any State
We are licensed in multiple states and are able to help a birth mother, birth father, and adopting family living in any of the 50 U.S. states.