Using lab-level pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate, we can help confirm a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are not as reliable or accurate as a lab-level pregnancy test, so it’s important to have a medical professional provide confirmation.
We perform ultrasound scans to confirm your pregnancy is in the uterus and determine how far along you are. All of our ultrasounds are reviewed by our medical doctors, who specialize in ultrasonography and radiology.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you can begin to look at your options. Speak with a nurse or social worker to work through your questions and concerns and discuss personal circumstances and needs surrounding your pregnancy decision as you find the choice that’s right for you.
Childbirth classes, held in a comfortable and respectful group environment, prepare you to make knowledgeable decisions so you can better participate in your baby’s birth. Mother’s Advocate is a great resource to learn more about childbirth and preview some of the topics covered in class.
Ongoing Medical care
We can help you apply for insurance and find the best clinics and hospitals for your further care while considering your neighborhood, available transportation and other needs. Philly is home to renowned health institutions, a wide range of affordable, low-cost Federally Qualified Health Centers and neighborhood city health centers.
Prenatal education & Support
Prenatal resources and information enable you to make healthy choices in pregnancy. We offer a safe space where you can ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have throughout your pregnancy with one of our registered nurses. Text4baby serves as a resource for health and safety information, as well as appointment reminders throughout your pregnancy.
Offering free prenatal vitamins for women who are uninsured and have not begun their prenatal care. According to the American Pregnancy Association, “Prenatal vitamins consist of a variety of vitamins and minerals that help your baby get the nutrients that are essential for healthy development.” It is important to begin taking prenatal vitamins right away and to continue taking them throughout your pregnancy. We appreciate Vitamin Angels’ partnership to provide prenatal vitamins as needed.
support for breastfeeding & infant care
Assisting you with any needs you may have if you decide to breastfeed, and can provide or refer for any resources you may need following delivery. Our nurses offer trusted information on infancy and child development founded in the research of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Referral network with many health, community, and social service agencies
AlphaCare is connected with many other clinics and community services. If we are unable to directly offer a service, we can refer you to another organization.
Speakers available for schools, churches, community and professional groups
We would be happy to come speak at your organization. Send us a message at email@example.com.
Trauma Healing workshop
AlphaCare regularly offers a trauma recovery workshop every few months. Many women are able to come and experience healing from difficult experiences in their pasts.
Grief support for miscarriage
When a woman loses a pregnancy, she may experience a season of intense mourning. AlphaCare staff offers help and care for women at these times.
Each person’s experience with abortion is unique, and a range of emotion is to be expected. For those emotionally impacted by an abortion decision, AlphaCare’s staff is here to help, respecting your personal beliefs and experience.
“AlphaCare gave me someone to talk to who made me feel better when I was down. Since I have been attending this program I have been happy.”
Support for housing, education, and job placement
Offering encouragement and assistance as you prepare for that next job interview, seek to complete your education, or search for a new place to call home.
Resources to appropriate community and legal services
Our network of community partnerships allow us to bridge you to resources that best fit your needs. Our relationship with Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia provides access to affordable and confidential legal services.
New mothers’ community group
Join us for a time to learn and connect with other new moms each month. Come participate in a craft, share a meal, join the discussion and relax. AlphaCare staff and volunteers offer onsite childcare for children up to 12 months old.
Baby clothing, maternity clothing, supplies, and equipment
AlphaCare can help to provide diapers, baby clothing, maternity clothing, and many other supplies that you may need during and after pregnancy.