Pregnancy and Parenting
Carrying an unplanned pregnancy to term and parenting is an option for all women and a common decision among women with an unintended pregnancy. Pregnancy and parenting are challenging, even when you feel ready to have a child, but many women experience personal growth and joy in embracing motherhood. Our staff can help you explore what pregnancy and parenting would look like for you and how you can overcome any challenges you may be facing.
Am I really pregnant?
Have you missed your period? Are you experiencing symptoms of pregnancy like morning sickness, fatigue, breast tenderness, frequent urination, or mood changes? Is there the potential for pregnancy and you want to be sure?
Our pregnancy test is offered FREE of charge.
Making an Appointment
Southwest Options for Women provides free pregnancy tests Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
You are welcome to walk-in between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
If you need a weekend or evening appointment please call in advance to schedule an special appointment.
Call 952.938.4496 if you have questions. We are here to help!
What to Expect
Pregnancy tests last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
These sessions involve an intake interview with one of the lay counselors, completing the urine-based pregnancy test, reviewing results and having a final action-plan discussion with your counselor.
You will be asked to sign a consent form giving Southwest Options for Women permission to perform the pregnancy test.
About the Test
Our pregnancy test is 99% accurate if you have missed your period, but drugs or other factors can affect it. Only a physician can provide 100% confirmation of pregnancy. Be aware if your test is positive today, and you have any medical problems and/or are on any medication, you should consult a physician immediately.
If your test is negative, you may return in 10 days for a retest.
NOTE: First morning urine has the highest concentration of the hormone HCG, which the pregnancy test is designed to detect.