About Us

Understand Your Choices

About Us

Understand Your Choices

About Shady Grove Pregnancy Center

Shady Grove Pregnancy Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that exists to offer hope and help to anyone facing unplanned pregnancy. We think you deserve to better understand your choices.

Free. Confidential. Professional.

Shady Grove Pregnancy Center opened its doors in 1983. Our goal is to help women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound and information on all your pregnancy options – abortion, parenting and adoption.

We are located in Gaithersburg, Maryland but we serve a much broader community. Our clinic is medically supervised by Dr. Carolynn Young. We can provide assistance in obtaining medical services through the county and many other community resources.

Most people know that Shady Grove Pregnancy Center helps people in early pregnancy by providing pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. But many people are surprised to learn that we offer services well beyond the initial pregnancy test, throughout the pregnancy and even after delivery. We also provide special services and support for dads-to-be. Shady Grove Pregnancy Center offers a wide range of classes on topics such as healthy relationships, money management, nutrition, and of course, pregnancy and parenting.

In everything we do, Shady Grove Pregnancy Center strives to offer professional and confidential services at no cost to clients. When you walk through our doors, you’ll find a welcoming team of compassionate professionals who are here to help you with no judgment or guilt. Our concern is helping you with the challenges you face today and in the future. At Shady Grove Pregnancy Center you have access to high-quality facilities, equipment and services, but our greatest asset is our caring and knowledgeable staff.

It's Easy to Find Answers and Get Help

We know every situation is different and we’re here to help.

You’re more than the results of a test. We promise: no shaming, no pressure, and no judgment.

Get a Lab-Quality Pregnancy test today.

You’re more than the results of a test. We promise: no shaming, no pressure, and no judgment.

Get a Lab-Quality Pregnancy test today

Answers To Common Questions

Making an appointment is a great way to ensure that you can be seen at a time convenient for you. We do accept walk-ins, provided that a counselor is available.
We recommend you make an appointment if you think you are pregnant, have missed your period, or have pregnancy related questions.
You will meet with a trained counselor to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be performed. With a positive pregnancy test, we can then set up an appointment for an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and its viability.

All our services are provided free of charge.

We absolutely understand the comfort of bringing a loved one with you to your appointment. You’re welcome to bring your boyfriend, family member or friend with you.
We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law.