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“I Don’t Feel Prepared for Another Pregnancy So Soon”

Perhaps you are just getting into the swing of the rewarding, but still challenging aspects of parenting, and you discovered you were pregnant again. How can this be? It’s possible you had not resumed taking birth control so soon after delivery. Or, you thought it would be a while before your body was ready to conceive again. The idea of going through the motions of pregnancy once more and so soon can seem overwhelming. You may have only just begun to feel settled into your post-delivery routine. Thoughts about having an abortion may have come to mind. Perhaps it seems like the best option given your circumstances. Where do you turn when you feel unprepared for another pregnancy so soon?

Are you experiencing anxiety about the news of another pregnancy so close to the first? Avenue Women’s Center supports women throughout a wide variety of unexpected pregnancy situations at our six Chicagoland centers. We understand there may be a multitude of emotions right now, ranging from confusion, anger, shock, and fear. Our caring pregnancy consultants are here to meet with you for a confidential appointment about your options. This includes info on abortion and abortion alternatives, addressing each of your unique concerns with compassionate understanding.

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Pregnant So Soon: What Comes First?

Understandably, you may have a lot of concerns about this pregnancy. Make your personal health a high priority. Back-to-back pregnancies can carry a few health risks. So, even if you’re thinking about abortion, you’ll want to rule out any complications to see if alternative medical care is needed. Most women do this by meeting with their doctor or scheduling a limited ultrasound appointment through a first-step options clinic.

Once you’ve taken steps to ensure your health before a potential abortion, you may want to begin communicating and sharing your emotions with your partner. How do the two of you feel about another pregnancy? Is there someone you can reach out to for support? There may be a lot of things to talk about and plan for when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy. To help with this, reach out to a trusted resource, such as a counselor, spiritual leader, or a pregnancy consultant. This allows for an open discussion about the pregnancy and your concerns with an experienced professional.

Pregnant So Soon: What Are My Concerns?

Did you feel concerned when you found out you were pregnant again? You may wonder how arranging doctor appointments and preparing for the arrival of another child could interfere with raising the one you currently have. This may have led you to consider abortion. The idea of continuing the pregnancy might make you anxious. Your days are likely to be filled with preparation plans, and perhaps you’re worried you’ll be too tired to balance spending time with your other child(ren).

Thinking about all the potential changes can feel overwhelming and can leave many women immobilized.  It’s important to consider one aspect of your decision at a time.  After talking things out with your partner or through a professional resource, perhaps you can begin to make a plan that’s not weighed down by panic. Pregnancy can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Now that you’re experiencing another one, you may be wondering when you’ll begin to feel like yourself again.

It’s normal to feel this way, and it’s ok to give yourself space to process everything. Let yourself feel these emotions in a healthy way. Consider talking to someone who has been in your situation before. Or, speak to a professional to ensure any symptoms of potential depression do not worsen. You want to make the best decision for yourself and the pregnancy. Reminding yourself that you are not alone and help is available may ease some of the anxieties you may have about being pregnant again.

Avenue Women’s Center understands how the news of another pregnancy so close to your first one can seem like an impossibly difficult circumstance. Our free limited ultrasounds provide you with more information about the pregnancy and any early risks. Also, our expert staff will equip you with details on your options, including abortion and abortion alternatives, addressing your individual questions and concerns. Through confidential services and care, we offer support that is unique to your situation, walking right along beside you the whole way.

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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.