Frequently Asked Questions


what are the early signs of pregnancy?

These are some of the most common early signs of pregnancy:

  • Late or missed period
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Nausea
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Mood swings

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s important not to assume you’re pregnant. The only way to know for sure is through a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound.

why do I need an ultrasound?

An ultrasound reveals the location of the pregnancy, if there is fetal cardiac activity (a heartbeat), and confirms how far along you are in the pregnancy.

when should I take a pregnancy test?
With an at-home pregnancy test, for the best results, you should wait at least one week after your missed period. During pregnancy, your body produces the hormone hCG, and the levels of this hormone double every 72 hours during the first few months of pregnancy. Waiting at least one week will allow you to get the most accurate results. Because our tests are medical grade, we can perform one as soon as one day after your missed period.
where can you get free ultrasounds in Dayton,Ohio?

An ultrasound is an important step as you consider possible outcomes for your unplanned pregnancy. We offer them for free at Hope Rising so you can get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Our free ultrasound scans will tell you how far along you are, if the pregnancy is located in the uterus, and if the pregnancy is viable.

your visit

how much do your services cost?

The services we provide are confidential and offered free of charge. We are here for you.

do you take walk-ins?

Yes, we do accept walk-ins for our pregnancy services!

can I bring someone with me to my appointment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring someone with you to your appointment for support. It can be helpful to have someone else there to help you process the information you receive. If you bring a male partner, we have male consultants available if he would like to talk to someone too.

what do I need to bring to my appointment?

All our services are free, so we do not require proof of insurance. 

can I receive services if I am under 18?

Yes. You can receive all of our services if you are under 18 years old. 

are you on a bus line?

Our Kettering location has convenient RTA access from Downtown Dayton on Bus 19 (use the stop at the corner of Lamme and West Stroop). Our Huber Heights location has convenient RTA access from Downtown Dayton on Bus 19 (use the stop at the corner of Taylorsville Road and Brandt Pike).


is abortion legal in Dayton, Ohio?

Yes. The following restrictions are in place in Ohio to protect you and your health as you consider this procedure:


  • Women must receive state-mandated counseling and then wait 24 hours before having an abortion.
  • Medication abortion must be provided following FDA protocols.
  • Parents of minors must give consent prior to an abortion.
  • Women must receive an ultrasound prior to receiving an abortion.
  • Abortions after 22 weeks gestation are only available when the woman’s life is in danger.
how much does an abortion cost?

The cost of an abortion is determined by the gestational age of your pregnancy. We provide free limited ultrasounds to determine if you have a viable uterine pregnancy (you are pregnant and it is not an ectopic pregnancy) and the gestational age of your pregnancy.

An abortion can cost anywhere from $550 – $1,100 in Ohio. Medication abortions (the abortion pill) are usually priced at the lower end of that pricing spectrum, while surgical abortions are priced at the higher end. 

Although we do not perform abortions, we offer free and confidential counseling on abortion and your other options so you can make the best decision for you.

do you provide plan b?

We do not provide Plan B at our pregnancy center. If you’re considering taking Plan B you should know that it is not the abortion pill and should not be taken while pregnant. We can provide a pregnancy test to confirm you are not pregnant before you take Plan B. 

can I order the abortion pill online?

FDA protocols require a doctor’s prescription for the abortion pill. Ohio law also requires this to protect women from potentially harmful pills ordered online and to ensure the abortion pill is taken during the correct window of time during pregnancy ( which is prior to 10 weeks). With our free ultrasounds, you can learn how far along you are in your pregnancy.