Many women experience feelings of isolation during an unexpected pregnancy, even when caring support is available. Maybe that’s because pregnancy is a deeply personal experience. It often involves complex emotions that are difficult to process internally- let alone with others. Perhaps your partner and family members aren’t in the picture. Or, for any number of reasons, you feel uncomfortable approaching the subject of your unexpected pregnancy with loved ones. Where do you turn when you’re facing stressful circumstances like these and feeling completely alone?
Are you considering abortion because you feel totally isolated? Are you afraid that you wouldn’t be able to navigate this pregnancy (or parenting) without a healthy support system? If so, abortion may seem like the best (or only) way to protect yourself emotionally, physically, or financially. It’s understandable that your feelings of isolation would factor into your pregnancy decision-making process. However, the truth is, that you don’t have to manage these circumstances on your own. A first-step pregnancy clinic like Avenue Women’s Center can help!
Learn more about our early pregnancy services at Avenue! They’re free and confidential!
Loneliness Hurts, but it Doesn’t Have to Take Control
Let’s face it- most women feel completely overwhelmed by an unexpected pregnancy, even with caring people in their corner. So, if you don’t have a support system, your situation may seem especially devastating. Every pregnancy journey is unique. “Going it alone” can look different from person to person too. Perhaps you’re physically separated from your loved ones. Or, you haven’t been embraced by a family or community in years. Maybe you’re feeling isolated in an emotional sense because your partner or relatives have different views about this pregnancy. Feeling of sadness, anxiety, and vulnerability are normal under these circumstances. But loneliness doesn’t have to take control of your pregnancy choice.
Practical Information Paired with Emotional Support
At Avenue Women’s Center, we believe that practical resources and caring support work in harmony. Overall, a woman feels most equipped to embrace her best pregnancy decision when she’s receiving useful services and encouragement at once. That’s why compassionate care is a significant part of our mission at Avenue. Most of the women who visit our limited medical clinics begin by receiving a no-cost pregnancy test. Afterwards, we offer an opportunity to process the result and learn about pregnancy options alongside a caring consultant. We remain a supportive presence in the lives of women if they wish, no matter where their pregnancy journeys lead.
Our expert staff would love to be a part of your support system. We can also help you connect with local resources and supportive communities. And if you need help navigating a pregnancy conversation with one or more people in your life, we’re here for you!
Our six limited medical clinics are located in Chicagoland, Illinois, but we also offer phone and video consultations if you need support and aren’t close by. Schedule an appointment today, or just walk in!
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.