Do you think you might be pregnant? For many young women, this can be a scary time but the Corner can help.
We do confidential pregnancy tests. We will ask you to pee in a cup and we'll have the results in a few minutes. If your pregnancy test is negative, our nurses or doctors will talk to you that same day about birth control so that you won't end up worrying about pregnancy again soon. If your test is positive, we will be here for you--to support you in a safe, nonjudgmental, caring way.
Pregnancy care (also called prenatal care) is a very important part of what we do at the Corner Health Center. Being pregnant as a teen can be very stressful--and we understand that. From the moment you find out you are pregnant until your baby is born (and even after that!) we will be with you every step of the way.
We will give you outstanding medical care. Our patients choose where they want to have their babies. At U of M, we have a family medicine service for pregnant women or patients can choose the nurse midwife program. There is a family medicine doctor from St. Joe, too, so you can come to the Corner no matter where you decide you want to have your baby. We even do ultrasounds, right here at the Corner.
The Corner does a lot more than medical care. We also provide many services to support you through your pregnancy and beyond. These services include:
- Assistance applying for insurance for you and your baby.
- Social workers to support you as you manage your changing body, your changing relationships and your transition to your new role as mother to your baby.
- Nurses who will spend lots of time getting to know you and your partner or family and will help you with anything you need during your pregnancy.
- A nutritionist who will help you figure out what to eat to help with morning sickness or sugar problems or just to keep you and your baby healthy.
- Breastfeeding and safe sleep classes.
Most importantly, everyone at the Corner will get to know you, care about you and do everything they can to make sure you have an incredible pregnancy and a healthy baby. That's what it's all about, right?