Pregnancy Loss Program

Allentown Women’s Center’s Pregnancy Loss Program is committed to providing you with excellent medical care along with emotional support, privacy, and coordination with your referring physician.

If you are experiencing a miscarriage or other pregnancy loss, we provide private, single-visit, out-patient care in a more intimate setting and at a much lower cost than hospital treatment. Physicians and genetic counselors throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond refer their patients to AWC.

Fetal & Maternal Indication

Specialized support to help families coping with the decision to end a wanted pregnancy due to anomaly or fetal/maternal health.

Miscarriage Management

Private, single visit gynecological treatment for early pregnancy loss.

Treatment Options

Both medical and surgical abortions are available depending on preference and length of pregnancy.

Appointment Information

Information we need to make your appointment, description of your visit, and options available to you, our patient, and your family.

“My husband and I were able to sit in the quiet alternate waiting room and all of the staff were so understanding about our situation, it made a difficult time a little bit easier.”

Fetal Anomaly/Maternal Indication

We understand that it can be an overwhelming experience for a family to receive such devastating news regarding a wanted pregnancy. We offer our support and kindness to help you through this crisis.

Our program includes:

  • Sensitive support to help families to cope with grieving
  • Honoring & remembering the baby (at your request)
  • Foot prints
  • Coordinating with funeral homes for services
  • Alternative semi-private waiting area for your family/support persons
  • Counseling and other support referrals
  • Coordination of arrangements for further genetic testing

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Miscarriage Management

Miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion, is when a pregnancy has ended and is no longer progressing. Miscarriage is a common occurrence. Estimates are that as high as 20% percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.

Signs of Miscarriage

You may be experiencing a miscarriage if you have spotting, light to heavy bleeding during pregnancy. You may also pass clots and experience pain in your abdomen or cramping.

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Information Needed to Schedule Your Appointment

Information AWC needs:

Fetal Anomaly
Fetal Demise
  • Name of referring physician
  • Confirmation from referring physician (fax preferred, but can be brought in on day of procedure)
  • Insurance information
Incomplete Miscarriage

On Your Appointment Day

  • If you prefer the semi-private waiting area, a patient advocate will meet with you after you sign in.
  • You will have an ultrasound exam done to confirm gestation.
  • Next you will have lab work done.
  • You will have a private session with your patient advocate to discuss your abortion procedure, consents, and any questions/concerns you may have.

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