Women’s Clinics and Community Resources

Here are some women’s clinics in Grand Rapids that may be able to help you, depending on your need. Clinica Santa Maria 616-685-8400 (730 Grandville Ave SW) The women’s clinic at Clinica Santa Maria provides obstetrical and gynecological healthcare for the underserved, uninsured, homeless, and migrant workers.  There are eight healthcare providers and several specialists… Read more »

I really don’t think I have an STD

“I really don’t think I have an STD … but I’m not absolutely sure.” Well, are you: Feeling great!?  No symptoms!? Many individuals with an STI feel great and don’t have symptoms. Don’t be fooled. Confident about your partner?   What DO you know about your partner?  Their sexual history?  Have you asked?   No… Read more »

Surgical Abortion

The most common type of early surgical abortion is the suction curettage or vacuum aspiration procedure, which is performed in an abortion clinic or health care provider’s office.  The suction curettage is offered up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.  In this type of abortion, a suction device is inserted into the uterus to remove the… Read more »

Medical Abortion

Medical Abortion A medical abortion may be performed before nine weeks (63 days from the start of one’s last menstrual period) and must be prescribed by an authorized medical provider. A medical abortion is a three step process.  The first two steps include taking two different medications, two days apart.  The medications, mifepristone (RU486) and… Read more »


What is a miscarriage?  Miscarriage is a spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week.  Approximately 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, however the actual number could be much higher because many pregnancy losses occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant (Mayo Clinic, 2013).  In 2008, the United States CDC reported that… Read more »

Accuracy of Ultrasound in Dating your Pregnancy

An ultrasound can help you determine how far along you are in your pregnancy.  Before you consider abortion or seek an abortion clinic, it is important to know how many weeks pregnant you are (the gestational age).  Even when you can remember when your last menstrual period began, ultrasound can still be more accurate than relying on… Read more »

Ultrasounds, Ectopic pregnancy, and Abortion

Ultrasound can also determine if you have an ectopic pregnancy.  Up to 20 out of 1000 pregnancies are ectopic (Mayo Clinic, 2012).  According to the ACOG, an ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere outside of the uterus.  This type of pregnancy cannot survive and may cause damage to the surrounding maternal tissue… Read more »

Information on abortion and ultrasounds

Before seeking an abortion procedure, you need to know if your pregnancy is viable.  If your pregnancy is not viable, medical attention is appropriate through a doctor’s office or emergency room rather than at an abortion clinic.  How do you know your pregnancy will continue?  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a… Read more »

Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing

DON’T GUESS. TEST. By appointment. Low cost. Most medications included. Contact us: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday Call for an appointment today 616.456.6873   THE PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN PROVIDES FREE ABORTION INFORMATION, PREGNANCY TESTS AND ULTRASOUNDS (SOME RESTRICTIONS) AS WELL AS LOW COST… Read more »

My Choices

The pregnancy test is positive – suddenly you feel scared and overwhelmed. It can be difficult to make decisions when you feel like your life is spinning out of control. At the Pregnancy Resource Center, you won’t find anyone judging you or telling you what to decide. The PRC is trusted by women who are… Read more »