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Getting Back on Track

Ever feel like you are heading in the right direction, when you suddenly realize you aren’t? From getting lost on a road trip to finding your way around the twists and turns of life, we can often need a few “u-turns” to keep us on track.

Avenue Women’s Center is a women’s limited medical clinic that has been there for many “turn around” moments over the past 37 years. As a first step for women facing unplanned pregnancy, we often meet with people who have feel like they just experienced a twist or turn along their journey. If you can relate, call, chat, text or email us today. We can help provide necessary services and helpful information for those who think they may be pregnant or recently had a positive test. We’d love to meet with you right away.

One day, I’m driving around singing along with the music blasting in my car when all of a sudden I catch a glimpse of a road sign. My plan was to be driving on 290 W when the sign I just whizzed by said 290E. “No way,” I thought to myself; I couldn’t have been driving for the last 30 minutes going in the opposite direction! I turn on my GPS (which I thought I didn’t need as I started out on my trip) and quickly realized my fears were true.

I was going the opposite direction. I would need to make an adjustment, and looked for the opportunity to turn around. As I turned and started back for the first time that day in the right direction, I realized how easy it is to get off track. Apparently, as I was singing my heart out, enjoying the moment, I managed to take the wrong ramp heading in the opposite direction.

Life is like that too. We may be going around thinking we are on the right path when all of a sudden a red flag hits us smack in the face. Maybe it’s getting a “F” on a test because we were too busy to study or receiving a bad medical report at the doctor’s office. For my daughter, her red flag was the one that showed a little blue line on a pregnancy test, confirming that she was indeed pregnant.

These red flags are meant to get our attention just as road signs do when driving. Are you going in the right direction? If not It may be time for a “You-turn.” Unfortunately, the “You-turns” in life can be complicated and can take a bit more time than a U-turn in a vehicle. The important thing to realize is, you don’t have to make the change alone.

If you are experiencing a pregnancy and not sure what to do next, Avenue Women’s Center can help. Talking with a trusted client advocate will give you a complete picture of choices for your circumstances. Every woman’s situation is unique and our services are tailored to your individual circumstances. A private pregnancy options consultation will give you the time and space to process through your decision in a caring, nonjudgmental environment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our five DuPage County locations: Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. Get started on your life change 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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