Medical quality pregnancy tests
At Options for Women/Cornerstone, we know how important it is to you to receive accurate results and the best care possible. That's why we only use medical quality, laboratory rated urine pregnancy tests. Our tests are 97-99% accurate. A positive result may qualify you for Medical Assistance if other criteria are met. Most women will produce enough hCG hormone to be detected one week after a missed period, some as soon as 7 days after conception. If your pregnancy test is positive, the next step is to schedule a free ultrasound to determine the viability of your pregnancy and how far along you are.
Limited obstetrical ultrasounds
Options for Women/Cornerstone provides a free ultrasound (usually at 7-8 weeks after conception) to determine viability and number of weeks your pregnancy has progressed. The heartbeat, which begins 21-24 days after conception, indicates viability, as does location in the uterus. Implantation elsewhere is dangerous and requires immediate medical attention. To schedule an ultrasound appointment with one of our medical staff, you can schedule online or give us a call at (612) 584-9449.
Sexually transmitted disease testing and education
Options for Women/Cornerstone offers free testing and treatment for the two most common STDs, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Being tested for STD's is an important and healthy practice for anyone who is in any way sexually active. The only way to know for sure if you or anyone else you've been intimate with has an STD is to get yourself tested. Schedule an appointment with one of our nurses today for free testing.
Earn While you Learn
An educational program before and after the birth of their babies allows mothers to participate in classes on prenatal health, labor, delivery and parenting. The points earned in our program can be used to purchase any number of items in our Baby Boutique! We have all the diapers, wipes, and new clothing a baby could need! Not to mention pack-n-plays, changing tables, strollers and more. Come visit our Baby Boutique to see what we have to offer!
This program isn't just for moms who plan to parent either. Any woman can really benefit from the education that is offered through the program regarding budgeting, goal-setting, and job hunting!
In addition to Earn While You Learn rewards, special support for mothers and their infants may be available. We're serious about empowering moms, and that's why we go out of our way to provide for as many needs as a mom could possibly have--everything from free maternity clothing and hair product to breast-feeding supplies and toys to pamper moms and children alike. We promise to work hard to help you get any additional support you need.
Financial assistance, subsidized medical insurance, housing and other resources will be discussed with your advocate as you explore your current situation and options.
Options for Women/Cornerstone advocates will listen, support, and refer clients as needed to professional healing programs.