The prospect of being pregnant can be very frightening, especially if you are struggling to find housing, medical services, and other necessary support. There are numerous resources available to you in the Dickson area. At CareNet, 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

Pregnancy Testing & Symptoms

Are you pregnant? You may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • A missed period
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue/Unusually tired
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Need to pee frequently
  • Mood swings

At CareNet we have trained medical professionals available to perform highly sensitive urine-based pregnancy tests.  Our staff is here to provide you with accurate information regarding your possible pregnancy.  If you do not have a current physician, we can offer you a list of obstetricians who can help you with prenatal care.

There is no charge or financial obligation for our services. As always, our services to you are kept confidential.

Ultrasounds

Your complimentary ultrasound will be performed by a medical professional.  The ultrasound will always be free and confidential.

Our limited non-diagnostic ultrasound can tell you approximately how far along you are.

Our free ultrasound may aid you in making this important decision.  A positive pregnancy test alone will not tell you if your pregnancy is able to continue.

Finding out if your pregnancy is a viable one (able to continue) before choosing abortion is very important. For example, making sure that the pregnancy is located in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube, and whether it is an ectopic pregnancy.

Did you know that on or around 21 days after conception, your baby’s heart begins to beat?

During the limited non-diagnostic ultrasound appointment, we answer the questions above as well as measure the heart rate.

Abortion Recovery

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.

We recognize that not every woman who has an abortion will experience symptoms of post abortion stress. However, for those that do, CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center is here to help.

Post Abortion Stress Checklist

The following checklist has been designed to help you identify symptoms in your life that may be related to a past abortion experience. Select the symptoms that may pertain to you:

  • sadness
  • feelings of loss
  • regret
  • guilt
  • recurring thoughts about the abortion(s)
  • crying episodes
  • anxiety
  • inability to sustain an intimate relationship
  • preoccupation about anniversaries, i.e. date of the abortion(s) or due date(s)
  • obsession with children or childbearing issues
  • avoidance of small children and/or babies
  • increased alcohol use
  • drug abuse
  • repeat abortions
  • multiple sexual relationships
  • engaging in any of the following to excess: school, work, exercise, eating, dieting
  • difficulty sleeping
  • feelings of numbness
  • lack of self-esteem
  • suicidal impulses
  • desire for secrecy about the abortion
  • disinterest in sex

If you have selected symptoms from this list and would like to talk with a trained, non-judgmental peer counselor in a confidential environment, please call (615) 446-0701.

M.A.R.Y. Program

An unplanned pregnancy definitely brings every mother-to-be to a crossroads. Will I parent this baby? Will I abort this baby? Will I present this baby for adoption? Is foster care an option for me? There are many decisions to be made in our current society. We are here to help each woman confidentially work through her options.

The M.A.R.Y. Program offers:

  • one-on-one peer counseling
  • ongoing friendship and support
  • parenting/prenatal classes
  • nutrition classes
  • first aid classes
  • postpartum wellness
  • maternity clothing, baby clothing, and supplies
  • baby furniture
  • budgeting information
  • referrals for doctors, lawyers, and adoption agencies

Other Services

An unplanned pregnancy definitely brings every mother-to-be to a crossroads. Will I parent this baby? Will I abort this baby? Will I present this baby for adoption? Is foster care an option for me? There are many decisions to be made in our current society. We are here to help each woman confidentially work through her options.

The M.A.R.Y. Program offers:

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 Dickson area. At CareNet, 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
  • LoRita’s Open Door: Featuring gently used pre-school and baby clothing, baby items, and maternity clothes.  We have boys clothing up to size 16.
  • If you need resources for health care, CareNet Pregnancy Medical Center can provide you with referrals.