You may be scared, but know that Hand 'n Hand is here for you. A medical professional will spend time with you to answer any concerns you may have. She will offer you Options Counseling which means that she will discuss in detail about parenting, adoption and abortion to help you decide what is best for you and your situation at this time.
Any and all information shared with us will be kept in the strictest confidence except as required by Missouri law or as required for the protection of yourself or others. You don't have to worry if your family or friends will find out. We'll do everything we can to protect your privacy. You control the level of personal contact desired.
Pregnancy symptoms differ for each person. A woman can be pregnant and experience some, none or all of the typical symptoms. For more information visit our Pregnancy Symptoms page.
A confidential pregnancy test with ultrasound confirmation is offered free of charge. No money or insurance is required.
It is seldom that we are able to accommodate a walk-in pregnancy test due to the number of clients requesting our services. On most days, our medical professional has a full appointment schedule. It is in your best interest to call or text to schedule an appointment. With an appointment, you will have a short wait. A walk-in may result in scheduling an appointment for another visit on a different day.
We will need a valid Photo ID to administer the test. If you do not have a Photo ID, we will take a picture with an instant camera so that your client file will have a picture of you. You will also need to provide us with the first day of your last period. We will obtain a urine sample from you at your appointment.
You will receive your test result during your visit. Please allow an hour for your pregnancy test appointment. If you are less than 6 weeks into your pregnancy, you will be scheduled for an ultrasound appointment when you reach 6 weeks into your pregnancy. If you are at least 6 weeks into your pregnancy, an ultrasound will follow your pregnancy test appointment to confirm that you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy. The ultrasound will take approximately thirty minutes. Allow for 1 ½ hours for a test and ultrasound appointment.
Yes. We will give you a Pregnancy Test Form, confirming either a positive or negative test result. This form may be used to verify a pregnancy for the purpose of obtaining insurance or Medicaid, for those who qualify, through the Division of Family Services.
No. You may come in alone. Even though you are a minor, you have the right to confidential help, except as required by Missouri law or as required for the protection of yourself or others.
Absolutely. It is important to have the support of friends or family during an uncertain time. The initial intake process will be private between you and a medical professional; however, there will a time when your friend or family member may join you, if that is your desire.
Hand 'n Hand does not offer the morning-after pill, or Plan B. We can provide you with information about emergency contraception so that you are fully informed prior to use.
The process of recovering from an abortion is different for everyone. Many women, and even men, have come to Hand 'n Hand for post-abortive support. They realize they are having difficulty dealing with all of the unexpected consequences on their own. We are here to help, no matter what choices you have made in the past; whether it was a recent abortion or many years ago. Contact us to learn more about A.R.M. (Abortion Recovery Ministry)
Hand 'n Hand is able to assist with material needs items for your baby when you reach 4-6 weeks from your due date. Following birth, we can assist with material needs for your child until the 2nd birthday. Contact us for more information.
Hand ‘n Hand is here to assist you with your decision to parent. We have several programs for which you may be eligible to attend.
- Caring Hands Program
Clients experiencing their first pregnancy who test positive at our office are invited to participate in the Caring Hand Program. Caring Hands is a monthly class for the expectant mom and dad. The class consists of 8 monthly sessions with the same caregiver. It is our hope that you will learn valuable information regarding maintaining a healthy pregnancy and learn about infant care in preparation for the birth of your baby.
- Get Connected Group for Moms
Get Connected is a monthly meeting for all clients to meet with other moms to share in the journey of motherhood. There are refreshments and a topic of discussion related to parenthood at each meeting. Get Connected is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Registration is required to attend this meeting. Childcare is provided for infants up to age 4.
- Safe Slumber Program
Safe Slumber is a program for clients who receive a pregnancy test at Hand ‘n Hand.
Test clients may participate by attending a minimum of four monthly Get Connected meetings prior to the baby’s birth. Upon completion of this requirement, clients will be awarded with a new crib. They will receive infant sleep safety instructions upon delivery of the crib.
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The education on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional counseling, medical or prenatal care. Please note, our center does not perform nor refer for abortions.