The Supreme Court has given you the right to choose. Choice assumes that you are fully aware of all your options. Our job is to empower you with the information you need to make that informed choice. We offer a safe quiet place for you to think through your options. Our professional and peer counselors provide information and insight in a warm, friendly atmosphere in which you can thoughtfully consider your options and plan for your future.

We provide the following services:

(Click on a service to learn more.)

Free Pregnancy Testing
Free Pregnancy Testing
You do not have to wait for a missed period to find out if you are pregnant!

With over the counter pregnancy tests, you have to wait until you have missed your period. We offer a free pregnancy test that can detect the presence of hCG, the hormone that indicates pregnancy, 3-4 days after implantation of the fertilized egg (test should be done 10 days or more after intimate relations).

Pregnancy begins when the male's sperm fertilizes or joins with the female's ovum (egg). The average duration of pregnancy is 38-42 weeks and is divided into 3 trimesters: 1 day-12 weeks; 13-26 weeks; and 26 weeks-birth.

For more information about pregnancy, visit the American Pregnancy Association.

You might be pregnant if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
  • You have missed one or more menstrual periods
  • Your breasts are swollen and/or tender
  • You are nauseated or have had a change in appetite
  • You are tired or dizzy
  • You have to urinate more often
  • You have recently gained or lost weight
Free Ultrasounds
Ultrasounds
  • FREE and convenient at 5 locations
  • Consult with a nurse
  • Early Pregnancy Health Assessment
  • Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
What is the purpose of a limited obstetrical ultrasound?
The purpose of a limited obstetrical ultrasound is to confirm a viable intrauterine pregnancy, and to measure the embryo or fetus in order to estimate how many weeks, and days you are pregnant. The estimated due date is calculated more accurately via ultrasound. It does not diagnose the health and physical condition of the baby.

How would an ultrasound help me to explore the options for my pregnancy?
Regardless what plans you are considering for this pregnancy, you and your medical provider will need to know if the pregnancy is viable and the estimated age of your pregnancy. Viability and estimated age may impact your pregnancy options.

Why is this important to know?
A pregnancy which is located outside of the uterus, either in the fallopian tubes or in the abdomen, is very dangerous and can be life threatening. This would be called an "ectopic pregnancy." An ectopic pregnancy should always be ruled out before making a decision regarding your pregnancy. You can die from an undetected ectopic pregnancy.

When should I have an ultrasound?
The best time to have a limited obstetrical ultrasound is around eight weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. Call one of the recommended locations for a free ultrasound.
STD Testing
STD Testing
Get free STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia at the KNOW NOW Medical Mobile Unit. Call/text 505.720.5537 for an appointment OR check out where to find us this week.
Options Counseling
Options Counseling
Pregnancy is normal, but these circumstances are probably not what you had planned. A change of plans like this means emotions are surging. Take a deep breath. You've got this.

Our professional and trained volunteer counseling staff knows that your situation is unique and important. We are here to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make an informed choice. If you are pregnant, whatever you choose, life will change.

What is the responsible choice?

Parenting: Parenting is a lifelong commitment with many challenges and rewards. Thankfully, you do not have to face it alone. Our counselors will be there for you and will help you prepare over the next several months if you decide to parent.

Abortion: Like parenting, this choice has a lifetime impact. This choice may initially appear that it is your only option. However, there are increased health and psychological risks that may arise from an abortion that you should understand. You can examine these risks with our counselors. The decision to abort should not be made quickly or under pressure. Take your time, get informed. It is your future that will be affected. You deserve to know before you decide.

Adoption: Often, this initially appears to be the most difficult emotional decision. The idea of carrying a child for nine months only to release him or her into the care of another family may seem emotionally impossible. However this option may have some positive benefits on your career, education, financial stability and relationships. Our counselors will help you examine this option further.
Peer Professional Counseling
Peer/Professional Counseling
Someone is waiting to listen to you.
Perhaps you are like this young woman: “When I found out I was pregnant, I just wanted someone who would listen to me. I needed someone to talk to who wouldn’t pressure me.”

The peer counselors can take the fear out of the unknown because they care about you and will listen to your concerns. We are here to support you and answer questions you may have about pregnancy options and how to face your future. Having a safe place where you can share your worries and ask questions with confidence is important. We are here for you.

You are not alone.
Pregnancy can be scary if you do not have enough support. You do not need to do this alone. Our peer counselors and staff offer friendship, comfort and encouragement. If you feel that you need extra help with things that feel overwhelming, you can schedule to meet with a professional counselor. Since all of our services are free and confidential, you can take your time to work things through. We are here for you through out your pregnancy and beyond.

Help is available for issues surrounding your pregnancy.
While pregnancy is normal, you may have other situations in your life that are causing stress. Peer counselors are available to help you solve issues that you have with your unique situation. We will help you find answers to issues such as where to live, how to find insurance, how to determine paternity. We can help you plan for your future. We have many community resources and information that will help you.
Post Abortion Counseling
Post Abortion Counseling
We're here for you!

Immediately after an abortion, many women report a sense of relief. They are often surprised to find that abortion can be a traumatic experience, and that in some cases "post abortion stress" symptoms don't appear until many years later.

"Mourning to Joy" Program for Reconciliation
Help for those who hurt after an abortion.

Sometimes this secret impacts our lives in subtle ways. We are angry for no reason. We are terrified of letting things get out of control. We cannot tolerate things that remind us of the choice we made. There is hope. Life can be better. "Mourning to Joy" is here to help you come to peace with yourself.

This program offers several options. Choose the one that fits you:
  • Weekend Workshop
    This workshop features the Silent Voices material. The participants sleep at home and attend the workshop during Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. Some meals are served and there is a small cost to cover books and expenses. This workshop is for women only.
  • Professional Counseling
    Up to 6 private sessions with a licensed professional counselor are free of charge. Counseling is available for men and women who have lost a child or children to abortion.
  • Peer-Counseling
    Visit with someone who has also experienced the trauma of an abortion. These peer counselors have been through a "Mourning to Joy" program and additional training to guide you toward healing.
To talk to someone about issues from a past abortion or to learn more about "Mourning to Joy," please contact us. All calls are confidential.
Pregnancy Parenting Education
Pregnancy/Parenting Education
So you know you are expecting. What now?
Pregnancy is a normal part of life, planned or unplanned. But you know there will be some big changes. Understanding what to expect during your pregnancy takes the fear out of the unknown. We meet with you on a weekly basis to help you understand what is happening to your body as your baby grows. You can also track baby’s physical and emotional developmental stages as you progress through pregnancy. This service is free and you can include members of your support team if you wish. We also show you what you can do to have a healthier and happier pregnancy. You can sign up for pregnancy support through our “Earn While You Learn” program. At your weekly or bi-weekly appointment, you will earn points (called Clothing Closet Cash), which you can use to get maternity and baby items (such as diapers, formula, maternity and infant clothing, as well as other necessities) from our clothing closets.

The Adventure of Parenting:
Parenting a baby can be a wonderful adventure. “Earn While You Learn” will help you prepare for the day your baby comes home. Whether you are an experienced parent or just starting out, the information you learn from “Earn While You Learn” will help you parent with confidence. Individual instruction covers nearly 80 different topics from how to breast feed to discipline techniques for your two year old. If you need to learn how to hunt for the right car or rent an apartment, we can help as well. Along the way you will “earn” many of the items that you will need to care for your little one. Our peer and professional counselors remain available for you to talk with as you begin your parenting journey. Your biggest reward will be the wonder of knowing and loving your child. You can parent successfully and with confidence. Program is open to men and women.
Referral Services
Referral Services
Need assistance and don't know where to turn? We can help!

The prospect of being pregnant can be a very frightening one, especially if you are struggling to find housing, medical services and other necessary support. There are numerous resources available to you in the Albuquerque area. We can provide you with referrals and information on the following resources. You do not have to face the challenges of pregnancy alone!
  • Medical Services
  • Paternity Testing/Legal Aid
  • Housing
  • Educational Programs/Support Groups
  • Child Care
  • Adoption
  • Insurance Assistance
Please contact us for more information.

Please read our Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPPA).

Informed consent information and options education for abortion are included in our free services. However, the facilities listed in this web site do not perform or refer for abortion services.

Recommended Locations
appointment@carenetabq.org
Medical Mobile Unit
720.5537
 
Albuquerque
880.0882
Map
East Mountain
281.5408
Map
Rio Rancho
896.2305
Map
Los Lunas
565.3838
Map
After hours
505.814.9232
 

Recommended Locations
appointment@carenetabq.org

Medical Mobile Unit
720.5537
Albuquerque
880.0882  Map
East Mountain
281.5408  Map
Rio Rancho
896.2305  Map
Los Lunas
565.3838  Map
After hours
505.814.9232
Recommended Locations
appointment@carenetabq.org
Medical Mobile Unit
720.5537
 
Albuquerque
880.0882
Map
 
East Mountain
281.5408
Map
Rio Rancho
896.2305
Map
Los Lunas
565.3838
Map
After hours
505.814.9232
 
Recommended locations are affiliated with Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque.
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