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How to Ask Hard Questions to Make a Pregnancy Decision

Life would feel a lot easier if we didn’t have to face difficult decisions or situations. Asking ourselves the hard questions can feel so uncomfortable! Often enough it might feel better to ignore the difficult or distressing thoughts or situations that we face. However, when we ignore the reality of our circumstances, the circumstance doesn’t change! Maybe your circumstance is facing a decision about an unexpected pregnancy and you’re waiting, in hopes that these hard questions might get easier.

Are you faced with a difficult decision and need to ask yourself hard questions? Knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Luckily, you don’t have to go through these questions by yourself. At Avenue Women’s Center, our caring consultants would love to sit with you and walk you through your options, your situation, and listen to your concerns and questions.

Contact us to schedule a meeting to talk through your options!

Asking Hard Questions in a Difficult Situation

Sometimes, when faced with a difficult situation, it’s hard to get organized and even know where to start! We might put off looking at the reality of our circumstances until we feel ready to handle it all. But if we take this perspective, we might never feel ready!

Take a look back at your life. Chances are, you’ve made it through a lot of difficult situations already! You’ve probably had to weigh the pros and cons of a decision. Maybe you’ve had to face the reality of your circumstance and ask yourself some hard questions. You can do all of this now, with your unexpected pregnancy.

Perhaps you find it helpful to make a list of information you need, how you feel about your options, or what support resources are available for you during this time. Gathering these pieces can be helpful to prepare you to answer some difficult questions.

You may also find it beneficial to discuss your circumstance with a trusted friend, family member, or professional. Sometimes these people can aid you in facing facts, making a plan, and figuring out how you really feel.

Asking Hard Questions About Your Pregnancy Options

If you’re ready to move on to ask some difficult questions, take some time to go through this list:

  • How much do you know about your options? What is the abortion procedure like? How easy is it to put together an adoption plan? Are you equipped for and prepared for parenting?
  • Imagine choosing one of your pregnancy options. What will you feel before, during, or after any of these choices? How might each decision affect you in the near future and years down the road?
  • In what ways does each option match up with your values, dreams, and goals? How does each option differ from these things?
  • Do you have a support system and necessary resources for each of these options? And, if not, do you know where to find support and resources?

Sometimes just answering questions like these can help you feel organized and have a calmer, clearer path forward. Remember, answering these questions doesn’t force you to make any particular decision. You have time to figure out your situation. Give yourself time, space, and grace to work through this.

Would you like to bounce these questions and answers off of an unbiased professional? One of our compassionate pregnancy consultants would love to sit and listen to your story. We’ll also equip you with the services and information needed to make a pregnancy decision you feel confident about. Our hope is that we can empower you and walk with you during this time of your life. You can make an appointment at any of our six DuPage County locations or even online!

Reach out today to take your next steps!

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.