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Counseling for an Unexpected Pregnancy

A positive pregnancy test can sometimes be a shock. Discovering you’re pregnant is a big event, and there can be a lot of emotions associated with an unexpected pregnancy. It can be helpful to have someone who can listen and provide you with support as you sort through all of your feelings. For some women, confidential support is beneficial to them, as having assistance through the decision-making process can be an invaluable resource.

Are you feeling anxious or overwhelmed about an unexpected pregnancy? Pregnancy counseling can be a beneficial next step. With six centers located in DuPage County, Avenue Women’s Center is here to provide you with information about your pregnancy and all of your options. We offer free services such as medical-grade pregnancy tests to confirm your results, along with consultations to learn more about each option including abortion, adoption, and parenting. Schedule your appointment today!

Unexpected Pregnancy Friend and Family Support

As you contemplate all of your pregnancy options, your loved ones can serve as confidantes in your time of need. Sharing your pregnancy news can seem intimidating, but keeping it a secret may deprive you of helpful support. The first steps you should take after discovering you’re pregnant can be difficult to decide on, and having a close friend or relative walk you through them can help soothe some of your anxieties. You’re not alone in coping with an unexpected pregnancy, and it’s likely you have a lot you want to talk about regarding your options. Your loved ones may be a great resource for you, as they can listen to your concerns as you reflect on your pregnancy options.

Unexpected Pregnancy Professional Support

Healthcare providers or pregnancy consultants can provide you with information about your unexpected pregnancy options. A medical professional can inform you about the pregnancy’s age and potential abnormalities, relevant factors that can aid in your pregnancy decision. You may also want to meet with a pregnancy consultant who can offer counsel for an unexpected pregnancy through a supportive environment. Typically, a pregnancy consultant will supply you with information about abortion, adoption, and parenting. Pregnancy consultants may also be able to assist you in learning how to communicate the news of your pregnancy to your loved ones, as you may be contemplating how to tell your family or friends. They can assist in facilitating a healthy discussion between you and your friends and relatives, equipping you with information for your pregnancy decision as you share your plans with others.

In receiving counsel during an unexpected pregnancy, it’s important to consider who you trust. Ultimately, the pregnancy decision is yours to make and will impact your life most directly. Take some time to think about who you’d like to receive input and advice from. Do they have your best interests at heart? Are they caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental? Are they equipped with information or insight that will assist you during your decision?

If you would benefit from pregnancy counseling, reach out to Avenue Women’s Center. We are here to provide you with private, nonjudgmental care through a compassionate environment. Our services are available at no cost to you, and our pregnancy consultants offer information about abortion, adoption, and parenting, while processing through any questions or concerns you may have. We understand this can be a stressful time, and we’re here to walk with you through it. Call, chat, email, or text for an appointment with us today!

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.