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Facing a Pregnancy Decision as an Overthinker

Everyone’s mind has a tendency to trail off along different tangents. For the overthinkers of the world, thought trails can look more like tangled and twisted mazes, making it incredibly easy to get lost in them. Overthinking can be great for creativity, delving into inspirational thought patterns and seeing where they take you. It can also be a curse when it comes to making a decision, as you get so wrapped up in your thoughts that you can’t decide on the best option. What if the decision you’re facing is about an unexpected pregnancy? How do you untangle your thought maze and decide on your best pregnancy option?

Thinking about your pregnancy options can be overwhelming on your own. Find nonjudgmental and informational support at Avenue Women’s Center. We’ve helped women in the Chicagoland area face unexpected pregnancy decisions for over 35 years. We offer free and confidential services to help you gain a better understanding about your options, such as pregnancy consultations with our expert client advocates. Talk through your pregnancy options with someone who knows the facts and cares about addressing your unique, personalized concerns. Contact us today to learn more!

Thinking Through All the Pregnancy Possibilities

It can be incredibly disorienting to think about all the aspects of each pregnancy option. You could be flooded with different scenarios floating through your mind about parenting, abortion, or adoption—even if you aren’t an overthinker. There might be several facets of each pregnancy option that you just don’t have the capacity to envision. And it’s not because you lack the ability or imagination to think ahead, but because there are so many pieces of life that can shape how things turn out.

Just like one thought can twist, turn, and branch out into many different paths, so do our lives. One moment can have a rippling effect and change the path of all the moments after it. Life isn’t just one path ahead, it’s several. And so is a pregnancy decision. There are different paths that could be ahead for each option of parenting, adoption, or abortion. As an overthinker, your mind can become so wrapped up in your pregnancy options that it can lead to indecisiveness, procrastination, and even a rash decision.

Thinking Through All the Pregnancy Options

You can’t know what’s ahead, but you can learn all you can about the facts of your pregnancy options and how each one might look for you personally. Each pregnancy option might present different concerns in your mind, different worries and issues. Instead of allowing your mind to panic amongst the flow of worry tangents, look into ways and solutions for your concerns. Creating mental roads to steer your thoughts along can provide focused direction in decision-making. Here are some examples that might help guide your thought paths …

  • Parenting. Financial hardships are a common concern about the option of parenting. Are there local community resources that could assist you with some of your practical needs? What kinds of nationwide or local government programs might you be eligible for? Do you have a network of family or friends that could help support housing or childcare needs?
  • Adoption. There are several different types of adoption, and it can be challenging to think about adopting when you aren’t sure exactly how it works. You might also be uncertain of which adoption option would be best for you. How and where can you learn more about your adoption options? Have you looked into your state’s laws and options, or called adoption agencies to learn how the process works?
  • Abortion. Many women considering abortion think about the potential physical and emotional risks involved with each abortion procedure. Every woman’s body is different, and a good step to addressing how an abortion could affect you personally is by speaking with a medical professional or your doctor. It can also be beneficial to talk through how you’re emotionally feeling about a possible abortion with a trusted friend, family member, or even a counselor or therapist. Additionally, local pregnancy decision centers like Avenue Women’s Center can help you gain insight into the facts and possible feelings involved with an abortion.

Even with a guided path for your thoughts, you might feel like you’re stuck in the middle of an intricately woven spider web. All your pregnancy options are suspended in the web above you, with different possibilities stretching in all directions. If you need help sorting through your pregnancy options, Avenue Women’s Center invites you to utilize our free pregnancy decision-making services. Our client advocates provide you with the facts about your options during a private pregnancy consultation. We offer a welcoming and compassionate environment for clients to feel safe about sharing and addressing their individualized pregnancy circumstances and concerns. Call, text, chat, or email us for your free appointment 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.

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