Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve included a list of answers for questions you may have.

How much will my appointment cost?

We offer all of our pregnancy services and support confidentially at no cost to you.


We will ask for your photo ID to copy and keep in your file.

Is Hands of Hope a Licensed Medical Facility?

Yes, we are. Our Medical Director is Dr. Wendell Spangler, MD, and our Ultrasound Doctor is Dr. Marilyn Kindig, DO. Registered Nurses provide most of the care at the clinic.

What Are the Risks of Abortion?

There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical abortion. Each medical procedure comes with its own risks.

Read our abortion page to learn more details about this option.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes – absolutely. We want you to feel most comfortable when coming in for your appointment. If desired, we recommend your partner comes along to the first appointment.

How Do I Know I’m Pregnant?

There is a two-step process to confirming you’re pregnant here. First, take our pregnancy test. After the positive pregnancy test, we will perform an ultrasound to confirm that you have a viable pregnancy, as well as date it.

Is An Ultrasound Necessary?

Yes. Only an ultrasound read by a medical professional can confirm a viable pregnancy. An ultrasound is a type of imaging tool that healthcare providers use to see an image of the inside of a patient’s body, specifically for pregnancy. Once you’ve had a positive pregnancy test, our ultrasound can reveal:

  1. Viability (whether it’s healthy and growing)
  2. The location of your pregnancy (within your uterus or not)
  3. The gestational age of your baby
  4. If there is a heartbeat, and heartrate measurements

All of these pregnancy details are needed to determine your next steps. At Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services, our confirmation ultrasounds are free.


Often, this appointment can take 45 minutes to an hour.

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If I’m under 18, do I need my parents’ permission to come in?

We always encourage teens to be open with their parents. However, in Ohio, teens do not need their parents’ consent to come in for our particular services.

how do i schedule an appointment?

You choose! Fill out the form on this website or call 419-399-2447.