Pregnancy Questions

Below are a few pregnancy questions which we are frequently asked. If you do not see your answer, please contact us here »


Should you have an ultrasound prior to having an abortion?

Yes. You need to confirm viability in the uterus and confirm that the pregnancy is not ectopic.


What is an ectopic pregnancy?

This is when the embryo is growing outside of your uterus, usually in your fallopian tube. If the embryo is in the fallopian tube, an abortion pill won't end your pregnancy and the embryo will continue to grow and could cause the tube to burst. This type of pregnancy is very painful and can put your life at risk.


Is the abortion pill and the morning after pill the same?

No. The abortion pill must be taken within 49 days of when your last menstrual period began. The morning after pill also known as Plan B must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The abortion pill is used to terminate an early pregnancy. The morning after pill is used to prevent pregnancy but may cause a very early abortion if fertilization has already occurred.


Are there potential side effects from taking the abortion pill?

Yes. Here are some of them: headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, cramping pain, heavy bleeding. These symptoms even without a fever may indicate a serious and possibly a fatal blood infection. If you experience any of these please contact your healthcare professional right away.


Can my parents or the father of the baby make me have an abortion?

No. It is unlawful for anyone to coerce you into having an abortion. According to the United States supreme court no one can legally force you to have an abortion and they could be subject to criminal charges. For more information contact the Justice Foundation at 210-614-7157


Is it normal to feel depression and emotional pain after an abortion?

Yes. It is called Post abortion distress syndrome and it is recommended to seek a post abortion recovery program for healing.


Do you charge for services?

No, all the services at Coastline Women’s Center are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. If we need to make referrals to other services you need, we make every effort to use referral partners who would provide services at no or very low cost to you.


Where are you located?

Coastline Women’s Center is in Conway, South Carolina. Our pregnancy medical center is on the 2nd floor, around the back. The address is:

1607 Ninth Avenue
Conway, S.C. 29526
Mon – Wed – Thurs: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 1 PM – 6 PM
Friday: Closed


How can I make an appointment?

You can call or text Coastline Women’s Center for information or an appointment at:

Office: (843) 488-9971
Text: (843) 877-5653

Walk-ins are also accepted.


I’m thinking of having an abortion. Can you help me decide?

Yes! We have trained counselors who can give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.


Are you a nonprofit organization?

Yes. Coastline Women’s Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) nondenominational pregnancy center committed to helping both women and men before, during, and after unexpected pregnancy.


What medical services do you offer?

We offer medical-grade pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. We will also offer STI testing starting in October 2016.


I’m pregnant and confused about my options. Can you help?

Yes! Free and confidential counseling by our trained peer counselors at Coastline Women’s Center will answer all your questions about pregnancy and assist you with evaluating your pregnancy options. They are always willing to listen with a supportive and compassionate heart and help you find a positive resolution to the challenges you are facing in your life.

You can count on finding a safe place and a new friend!


Does Coastline Women’s Center offer any prevention programs?

Yes, our Sex Health Education program and Teen Purity program are aimed at the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, respectively.


Do you offer parenting classes?

Yes! We offer classes covering an extensive array of topics regarding parenting, life skills, and discipleship. While they learn, participants also earn Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars which they can spend on supplies from “Abagail’s Closet.”


When, by whom, and why was Coastline Women’s Center founded?

In 2012, Jeannie Scott Smith, LPTA, and Carter F. Smith, RN, BSN, founded Coastline Women’s Center. Jeannie was involved in an unplanned pregnancy that ended in abortion in 1993. She founded this center to help other women who are facing the same decisions. See their story here »


Pregnancy & Family Support

Coastline Women’s Center is an organization committed to help men & women at times of unexpected pregnancies. Coastline Women’s Center offers services such as pregnancy tests, peer counseling, sex health education, abortion recovery, parenting & discipleship classes, a teen purity program and more. Coastline Women’s Center does not perform or refer for abortion, but does offer information about RU486 also know as the abortion pill. CWC has two locations; One in Conway, South Carolina & another in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina but serves any man or woman who needs help.

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