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“Considering Abortion Because I’m Already a Parent”

Is there a special person in your life who calls you, “Mom”?  If so, chances are, you’re a loving and dedicated parent to your little one (or not-so-little one).  Maybe you just didn’t want to experience another pregnancy during this season of your life, or ever again.  If this describes your situation, and you’ve recently discovered an unexpected pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed beyond words.  Perhaps you’re wondering if abortion is your best or only option.

Are you considering termination because you’re already a parent?  Many women feel uncomfortable with the idea of becoming a new mom again, however much they may value their relationship(s) with their kid(s).  Their emotions concerning the pregnancy and the potential outcomes may be confusing and complex.  If that’s the case for you, it’s important to take some time to learn about your options and carefully process your next steps.  Avenue Women’s Center provides a safe space to do just that.  Our expert consultants and nurses are available to support you throughout your own pregnancy journey, wherever it may lead.

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A Difficult Position

Anyone who’s a parent understands how challenging (and rewarding) this role can be.  Maybe your own kid(s) are young and busy with lots of activities that require your assistance.  Maybe they’re growing up quickly, becoming more independent, and you’re relieved to be letting them spread their wings.  No matter what parenthood looks like for you right now, you may have valid motives for wanting to keep the number of people in your family as is.  Maybe you’re afraid that having another child would hinder your ability to focus on your kid(s) or fulfill other responsibilities that are important and meaningful to you.  Perhaps it seems like, if you don’t end this pregnancy, the plan you envisioned for yourself and your loved ones will be derailed.

An Earnest Decision-Making Process

To say you have a lot on your plate would be a huge understatement, most likely…  but maybe that’s all the more reason to consider your next steps with care.  When life throws a difficult curveball, it can be helpful to keep an open mind (rather than make a quick decision based on fear).  Exploring the best path for you and your family will involve processing your emotions and gathering useful information.  The unique answer to the question, “What’s my healthiest outcome?” can be much harder to discern when anxiety is running high.  But most women have weeks to let their emotions settle and engage in this important process before some of their pregnancy options become unavailable.  There’s never any harm in making a more accurately informed choice for abortion, adoption, or parenting.

“How Can I Discover Reliable Information and Clarity?”

At Avenue Women’s Center, it’s our mission to help women find clarity before the time comes to move forward with a pregnancy decision.  Our first-step pregnancy services are designed with this in mind.  We provide lab-quality pregnancy tests, limited medical ultrasounds, and options consultations at no cost, and can often serve walk-ins or schedule appointments in a timely manner.  The purpose of these services is to make reliable information about a woman’s pregnancy, options, and resources clear and accessible.  Avenue is a pressure-free, judgment-free zone.   We understand that unexpected pregnancies and pregnancy options can be very sensitive subjects.  We’re here to be a listening ear and a source of reliable information as you undergo the unique process of discovering your best way forward.

Without a doubt, undesired changes in circumstances can be very difficult to cope with.  But examining whether or not this pregnancy is a good path to continue may be an important step in your life journey.  Changes can lead to positive outcomes, though there may be hard work and discomfort along the way.  Know that you’re brave and strong enough to lean into the outcome that’s healthiest for you.  And remember this: Situations that look like stumbling blocks or barriers can sometimes lead to good and meaningful opportunities.

Reach out to us!  At Avenue, we’re all about meeting persons with empathy and acceptance.  We respect your autonomy.  We’re here to equip you for the road ahead.

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.