The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak caused a lot of people’s lives to change. Many of these alterations to your daily life may have come very suddenly. Adapting to a new situation can be confusing and stressful. The past year of social distancing might have made you feel isolated. You may also feel nervous if the virus impacted your work in any way. That’s why learning about an unexpected pregnancy might have made you uneasy. There may be doubts about continuing your pregnancy under these present circumstances. It’s understandable that you would have concerns about being pregnant right now. Before you decide to move forward with an abortion, where can you turn for information and support?
Are you considering abortion because of all that’s happening in the world? Avenue Women’s Center is here to support you during this challenging time. All of our centers throughout DuPage County offer limited medical services and confidential care. Receive information regarding your options, including abortion procedures, risks, and alternatives. Our expert pregnancy consultants are prepared to partner with you through this and answer your valid questions.
Contact us today to receive reliable information and care during your unexpected pregnancy!
How Can I Cope With Being Pregnant During COVID-19?
The virus might have shifted your plans in ways you never imagined over the past year. As worries mount, try to remind yourself to take things one at a time. This may be hard. But learning about an unexpected pregnancy during the pandemic is one small step in a long journey. You do not have to take a ton of large steps all at once to find a solution to your circumstances. It may be good to slow down and reframe the situation.
You may be under a lot of pressure. Thinking about your pregnancy and the future might be making you overwhelmed. It’s difficult to accept. But things that have not happened yet cannot be controlled. What can you do presently to care for yourself? Where can you go to gather information on abortion and the different procedures? Who can you talk to?
Reaching Out for Support in Uncertain Times
It’s normal to want to reach out to your friends and family when you need encouragement. They can listen to your fears and offer you the support you need. Communication may have changed because of the virus. But it may still be possible to contact your loved ones by phone or video chat. Just being able to talk with another person when things seem uncertain can be helpful. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and help us process our thoughts.
Have you also considered contacting a professional resource? Your friends and relatives might be familiar to you. But it might be good to receive unbiased advice as well. Your loved ones have a more informal relationship with you. It may be easier for them to directly tell you what they believe you should do when it comes to abortion. A counselor or a pregnancy consultant does not.
These resources can meet with you in a nonjudgmental environment to discuss your emotions and your potential plans. They can listen and offer clarity that can guide you to a decision. They may also be able to serve as a mediator during any conversations between you and your loved ones.
Considering Abortion in a Changing World
Processing an unexpected pregnancy can be emotional. If you’re thinking about abortion, you may have a lot of questions. How will I feel after an abortion? What does an abortion cost? Should I be screened for potential health complications prior to scheduling an abortion?
The world may feel rather confusing at the moment. That can make it hard to give yourself time to reflect on your thoughts. Finding a way to express your inner emotions can be crucial. Any unexpected pregnancy decision comes with a unique list of pros and cons. Abortion is typically no exception.
COVID-19 may be an unprecedented event. But seeking information and finding someone who can listen to you can help you explore what you need.
Do you have concerns about facing an unexpected pregnancy? Are you considering abortion as a result of these uncertain times? Avenue Women’s Center understands you may be feeling stressed. That’s why we’re here to offer you confidential care at no cost. Our free, limited ultrasound services can help provide the information you need to move forward. The ultrasound will tell you where you stand with the risk of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, and let you know how far along you are. These factors determine if abortion is the next step for you and what procedures are available. Our caring pregnancy consultants will walk you through this information and your other 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.