What if I’m Pregnant?

Any unplanned pregnancy can be difficult.  You may be facing difficult emotions and decisions that come with pregnancy.  Most women want to have children when they are ready and best able to care for them.  But millions of women face unplanned pregnancies every year.  In fact, half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned.  If you think you may be pregnant, the first step is to take a pregnancy test.

Symptoms of Pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy are worth noting. A missed period is the most common indicator, but that does not necessarily mean you are pregnant.  Stress and activity levels can delay a menstrual period or cause fatigue or changes in appetite.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Late period
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting
  • Back aches
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Darkening of the nipples

How Can We Help?

Bright Alternatives is a safe and non-judgmental place for anyone experiencing issues of pregnancy including sexual integrity and post abortive issues.

We offer a friendly knowledgeable staff and group of volunteers in a safe and supportive environment where you are welcome to ask questions and voice your concerns without the fear of being judged or shamed.

Free and confidential for everyone in need regardless of: age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, marital status, or circumstance.

Our services include:

  • Accurate Pregnancy Testing:  99% accurate, medical grade, self-administered pregnancy test in the privacy of the center. Results are quick & accurate.
  • Option Counseling and Support
  • Peer Counseling
  • Post Abortive Healing and Support
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Various groups and classes
  • Educational classes
  • Material services

Walk ins are welcome Monday- Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (click here for address and driving directions).  Calls will be answered all day on Fridays 814-368-3388.  You can also contact us using our online form.

Bright Alternatives is an independent organization and is NOT affiliated with any medical or adoption agencies. The staff of Bright Alternatives is available to give you information on all your options and support through your pregnancy as well as continued support and friendship after. Your local Pregnancy Center is always available and willing to talk with you and listen to your concerns. There is someone available 24/7 at the help line as well you can call 1-800-395-HELP to speak with a caring and trained counselor. If you are outside of the Bright Alternatives serving area the help line will get you connected with a Center that serves your area.