FAQs

At Mosaic we believe you deserve to be fully informed to make the best decisions for your health and safety.  Our medical staff and trained advocates can give you the information you need for your decision-making.

How long after sex does it take for a pregnancy test to work?

The general rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test can be performed 14 days after sex. This assumes that sex occurred within 24 hours of ovulation. That is usually, but not always, true. The Mayo Clinic recommends waiting 1 week after a missed period. At Mosaic-Virginia we will perform a test prior to missing your period, but a client with a negative result may be invited to return in 2 weeks for a repeat test if she has not had her period.

Do I have to have an appointment?

We do accept walk-in clients and will do our best to work you in depending on staffing.  To best serve you, it is best for you to schedule an appointment.

What does it cost?

We are funded by community support, and there is no charge to clients.

Do you have the morning after pill?

No, but you will want to have complete information about how this will affect your body before you take it.  Set an appointment with our medical staff to get answers for your questions.

What are my pregnancy choices?

You probably know that you have the option of terminating your pregnancy (abortion), or carrying your pregnancy to term and either parenting or making an adoption plan. None of these choices are easy.  At Mosaic-Virginia trained nurses and advocates will give you full information on each option for you to make your decision.

How soon will I get my test results?

You will receive your pregnancy test results during your visit.

I am underage. Will you tell my parents I came to your center?

No. In many cases it is wise to involve your parents in your pregnancy decision, but we would not breach your confidentiality to tell your parents that you have been here.  If you wish to tell your parents about your pregnancy, our advocates can help you develop a plan for that important conversation.

Is there an age limit?

No, we see women of all ages.

Can I get an ultrasound?

On-site limited ultrasound exams are performed by a nurse sonographer and reviewed by a physician when medically indicated. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and determine how far along you are.

How far along do I have to be to have an ultrasound exam?

The nurse can discuss this with you, but 6 weeks since your last menstrual period is an approximate length of time.

I already know I am pregnant, what can Mosaic do for me?

You can still meet with an advocate and nurse to discuss your concerns and options.

I’m pregnant but don’t have insurance for a doctor. What do I do?

There is no charge for our services to confirm your pregnancy. We also can offer information about community resources for prenatal care.

I terminated a pregnancy and now I’m experiencing confusing feelings. What should I do?

Some women struggle with difficult emotions or behaviors following a pregnancy termination decision. Sometimes these feelings do not surface until months or years after their abortion. Our after-abortion care specialists can help you talk through pregnancy termination. You are not alone. You can find peace and hope again.

The questions and answers on this page are not intended to be comprehensive. If you have other questions, contact us and we would be happy to help.