Throughout life, we make all sorts of decisions. Some, we’re really proud of. Others, we might wonder why we made that choice. Regret over mistakes is one part of life many of us wish we could live without! Perhaps you’re dealing with the fallout after making the mistake of sleeping with a friend. At the time this might have seemed like a good idea and maybe neither of you expected any consequences. But here you are with an unexpected pregnancy on your hands and the idea of abortion on your mind.
Are you thinking of having an abortion to fix your mistake? Perhaps at this point, it feels like erasing any sign of your pregnancy will make it seem like you never slept with your friend. Quick decisions don’t always put our minds at ease. Our expert pregnancy consultants at Avenue Women’s Center can help you process your feelings and choices as well as give you important information about your pregnancy. We hope to see you soon to empower you to make the best decision for you.
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When Abortion Seems Like the Only Way Forward
Some mistakes seem way too big to handle on our own. Or, they’re so huge we feel like there’s only one choice we can make to try and fix the situation. While abortion may seem like an easy mistake-reversal, it’s important to slow down and ask yourself a few questions as you move forward.
It can be helpful to take some time by yourself and think about different possibilities regarding your feelings and your pregnancy. You might ask yourself questions such as:
- Are my feelings about the pregnancy, or about sleeping with my friend?
- Will I feel bad about this forever or is it possible I will get over it?
- If I get an abortion now will I regret it? What about in a year? Five years?
- Have I considered my other pregnancy options such as adoption or parenting? Out of the three choices, which one lines up the most with my values and dreams?
- Have I discussed this news with my friend? How might they react to the pregnancy and to my decision?
- Do I know which kind of abortion I’d be able to have?
After processing through some of these questions, you might have a better idea of how exactly you want to move forward.
As always, it’s important to confirm your pregnancy. Scheduling an appointment for a lab-quality test at a doctor’s office or pregnancy clinic is a great next step. At Avenue Women’s Center we provide free, medical-grade pregnancy tests which show accurate results just 10 days after conception.
When considering abortion as a pregnancy decision, it’s helpful to get an ultrasound exam to determine the health of your pregnancy. An ultrasound will help you know whether the pregnancy will continue on its own or if the pregnancy is ectopic. This information is necessary to know what kind of abortion you’d be eligible for. You can schedule a free ultrasound exam at one of our six locations across DuPage County!
Ultimately, only you can make a decision about your pregnancy. It can be empowering to learn as much as you can before you decide, but it’s also important for you to know you are not alone.
Are you looking into abortion as a way to fix a past mistake? At Avenue Women’s Center, we would love to walk with you during this unforeseen time in your life. With our pregnancy tests and ultrasound exams, we can provide the information you need to make the best decision about your pregnancy. Our consultants are also equipped to listen to you, answer questions you might have, as well as provide any resources available to you to aid your journey. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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.