Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if I’m pregnant?

According to the Mayo Clinic, many of the following symptoms can be an indicator that you may be pregnant:

  • Missed period. If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. The discomfort will likely decrease after a few weeks as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting. Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, often begins one month after you become pregnant. However, some women feel nausea earlier and some never experience it. While the cause of nausea during pregnancy isn’t clear, pregnancy hormones likely play a role.
  • Increased urination. You might find yourself urinating more often than usual. The amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, causing your kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
  • Fatigue. Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which might make you feel sleepy.

If you notice any of these symptoms, you might be pregnant. While missing a period and other symptoms may be an indicator of pregnancy, it is not a guarantee. Even at-home pregnancy tests can show a positive result even though you are NOT pregnant. At Rockville Women’s Center we offer medical-grade pregnancy testing to accurately determine if you are pregnant. If the test is positive we can help determine the gestational age and viability of the pregnancy with a limited ultrasound. Our ultrasound provides you with important information on the development of the pregnancy and gives vital details needed to determine all of the options available to you. If you think you may be pregnant please contact us and we can help you.

Do you offer free pregnancy testing?

Yes, we offer medical-grade pregnancy testing to accurately determine if you are pregnant.

How much do you charge for a visit?

All of the services we offer at RWC are provided at no cost. Because we do not charge for our services, our patients can feel confident that the information we provide is factual and unbiased. We are proud to be able to provide free services to our patients. 

What can I expect at my initial visit?

At your initial visit, you will meet with a Patient Advocate who will take important information down to get to know you and help us better serve you. Next, you will meet with a nurse who will ask you questions about your medical history with a focus on your sexual and reproductive health. The nurse will also explain the type of tests that we will perform during your visit and answer any questions that you may have. You will provide us with a urine sample which the nurse will use to perform a pregnancy test and an STD test (Chlamydia and Gonorrhea only). If the pregnancy test we perform is positive, we will then offer an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and determine how far along you are. After confirmation of the pregnancy, the nurse will discuss your options, potential risks, and side effects. If additional care is needed, we will provide you with a customized list of medical and/or community support referrals. We will schedule an additional appointment with you within one week to go over test results.

Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring someone with you to your appointment. We understand how important it is to have support during this uncertain time.

Do you offer STD testing?

Yes, at RWC we can provide you with free limited STD/STI testing. The best way to prevent an STD/STI is regular testing and early detection. Early detection lowers to risk of developing health consequences like Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and other reproductive health problems.

Is it possible to be pregnant and have an STD?

Yes, it is possible to be pregnant and have an STD. If you think you may be pregnant, it is important that you get tested for an active STD/STI. At RWC we can provide you with free limited STI/STD testing.

Will my visit be confidential?

Yes. We value your privacy and we will take every precaution to protect your identity. Our entrance does not face Parklawn Dr. which allows for discreet entering and exiting to protect your privacy.

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What our patients have to say

Lylies A.
Lylies A.
17:54 22 Jul 20
Sometimes you need a friend outside of your normal circle and that, I found in the staffs here. I’ll never forget the day I heard my daughters heartbeat for the first time here at RWC. Fear almost cheated me out of what is now the best thing that has ever happened to me. Thank you to all the staff at RWC for helping me rise above that fear. Today my daughter is 6 months old and the life I thought would end, really just began.
Esly Maritza C.
Esly Maritza C.
20:08 07 Jan 20
Estoy muy contenta de haber venido con ellos son muy amables y me ayudaron a sentir confiada en tener a mi bebe después de verlo por primera vez fue muy lindo además su servicio es gratuito y la verdad dios los bendiga por ayudar a las personas como yo. Muchas gracias !!
Brandi G.
Brandi G.
22:44 26 Aug 19
I would highly recommend this health center to any woman who is in need of information, has questions, or wants to be treated with the absolute best care without being judged. My experience here was absolutely phenomenal. My nurse Amy and advocate Cassy’s number one concern was my well being and made sure all my questions were answered. This is without a doubt the best care I could have received and I’m so thankful I found this place!
G P
G P
03:43 21 Aug 19
13 months ago I didn't think I could get pregnant, when I went to RWC I was in an awkward situation and I needed help. Immediately the ladies treated me with love and respect. There were hard questions and decisions to be made but they held my hand, literally and figuratively. I got free ultrasounds, lots of information on abortion, adoption, and pregnancy. They helped my find an OB and they kept in contact with me the following months. Now, my daughter is 4 months old and we have visited twice since she was born because the ladies have become part of our family. When I couldn't turn to anyone else they were there for me. RWC made my first trimester so much easier and I am so grateful. Before the office closed today I donated some newborn clothes, unopened diapers, and formula. As they do with anyone in need, they asked if there was anything we needed and gave us diapers in her size and one size up.If you are pregnant and you need confirmation, information about your options, or support, they will be there for you. They offer free ultrasounds and can give you an official pregnancy confirmation but they are not a medical office. I highly reccomend making an appointment on their website and visit. They will help you to the best of their ability and be there for you every step of the way.I appreciate them so much for everything they did for me.
C S
C S
23:21 20 Jul 19
This place is awesome. I don’t know why there are bad reviews, maybe they were confused about which clinic they went to? Everyone was nothing but fantastic. They were super supportive and gave me all of my options without making me feel like I was being judged. They would call to check on me and I could tell they really cared. I highly recommend this clinic if you want a team that really cares about you. I went in very nervous and came out feeling very relieved. I even got a painted rock with the word Hope on it. That was a nice surprise.
Marianna D.
Marianna D.
23:33 15 Jul 19
I came here feeling desperate and feeling uncomfortable about my pregnancy due to my relation ship with my boyfriend. I was looking for an advise. I was thinking to have and abortion and the lady’s at the center gave me options like having my baby, abort or give in adoption.After have my sonogram for free ( NO CHARGE ) and hear my baby heart I decide to keep my baby. I am already 35 and having an abortion can cause some side effects and one of those is not able to get pregnant again so I took the best decision ever for me and my baby and I will have my little treasure.Thank you so much to the lady’s at these place they made me feel very comfortable and I didn’t felt any pressure at all. They also gave me a gift it was a little stone paint in blue with the word brave :).I recomend these place to everybody who is concern about having an abortion because they can help you to see the whole panorama.
Maria M.
Maria M.
15:46 04 Jul 18
I went here for my pregnancy test,the workers were helpful, kind ,loving very good services. God bless you all
Gladis L.
Gladis L.
02:35 23 Mar 18
Excelente servicio y personal muy amable
David D.
David D.
20:01 14 Aug 16
Just wow! These folks are helping women and men with just about everything you can think of to support pregnant mothers, families, and single parents of newborns. They provide support, baby supplies, sonograms, education, career training, etc... All in confidence and at no fee by professionals.
Lalabu W.
Lalabu W.
23:42 28 Jul 16
God bless the organization all the time!
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