Figuring out what to do if you suspect you’re pregnant can be hard. You may have questions about what should happen next. How did this happen? What will I do? Where can I go for help? Which of my choices is right for me? These are all valid concerns. It’s recommended that you avoid trying to answer all these questions at once. That can lead to you feeling overwhelmed. Instead, try to take things one step at a time. How might you break things up? An unexpected pregnancy can be a challenging situation. To make it easier, you may want to think of your circumstances as a set of ABCs.
Do you need help processing your unexpected pregnancy decisions? Avenue Women’s Center can provide you with the confidential support you deserve as you gather information. Our expert staff will partner with you as you move closer toward putting a plan into action. We can offer you a free, medical-grade test to confirm your pregnancy. Afterward, we’ll meet with you for private consultation during your same-day appointment. We’re here to equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to feel comfortable about the choice you make.
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A – Analyze the Situation
Have you confirmed your suspicions?
Before you contemplate your options, it’s a good idea to confirm the pregnancy. An at-home pregnancy test is usually available at your local convenience store. However, there are many factors that can influence at-home results. Consulting a healthcare provider or a pregnancy consultant may lead to more accurate results. You might also be feeling anxious if you think you’re pregnant. It can be helpful to take the test within a supportive environment.
Is my pregnancy at risk of complications?
Some pregnancies end naturally through miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. It’s recommended you learn how you assess your health early on. An ultrasound exam can screen you for potential early risks. This information can be relevant to your pregnancy decision. There’s unlikely to be a need to consider your options if the pregnancy will end on its own. Instead, you may need to seek medical treatment.
B – Be Calm
Try to give yourself room to breathe and settle down. There may have been a sense of panic when everything began. That can make it difficult to properly assess your options. Allowing yourself time to think can help you comprehend what may be a challenging situation.
C – Contact Support
It’s important to remember no matter how isolated you may feel, help is here. A counselor, a healthcare provider, or a pregnancy consultant are just some of the resources you can count on for advice. Most women have three options – abortion, adoption, and parenting. These are potentially life-changing choices. Doing your research beforehand can help you make an informed decision.
Taking things slowly can help you determine the choice that’s right for you. By talking with a caring resource about what you’re going through, you can see where you might want to go from here.
Knowing you have someone behind you can make a stressful period more bearable. When you’re thinking through an unexpected pregnancy decision, Avenue Women’s Center is here for you. We have been providing women with quality care and support since 1981. Our expert pregnancy consultants will work with you and answer questions about abortion, adoption, and parenting. Each of our centers is also equipped to provide you with a free, limited ultrasound exam. We’re here to make sure you have access to any pertinent medical information and resources as you process your options.
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The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.