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“I Don’t Want to Bring a Child Into This Chaotic World”

The Covid-19 pandemic.  War in Ukraine.  Shootings and hate crimes.  Skyrocketing inflation.  These are just a few of the issues impacting society as a whole and disrupting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of countless individuals.  Without a doubt, we are living in challenging times!  If you are unexpectedly pregnant, this backdrop of global events may be adding anxiety to already tense circumstances.  You may be asking yourself, “How could I bring a child into this chaotic world?  It’s a sobering question, flowing from the heartache that so many of us are experiencing over the state of our world.  But there’s help and hope available, even in these troubled days.

Our expert staff at Avenue Women’s Center is here for you!  We offer first-step services including (but not limited to) lab-quality pregnancy tests and limited medical ultrasounds.  During your appointment, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss your options, resources, and concerns with one of our caring pregnancy consultants.  Our services are always confidential and free of charge!

Schedule a visit today at one of our six locations in Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, or Wood Dale, Illinois.

Navigating A Fragmented World

If the idea of bringing new life into an unsettling world saddens or frightens you, you’re not alone.  It would probably be safe to say that every person on the planet has been personally impacted by a largescale disaster within the past few years, some to a greater degree than others.  Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19, or you can’t afford to fill up your gas tank. Maybe you fear for your safety and your family’s, and the anger and grief you feel is beyond words because there are people in this world who would seek to harm you based on the color of your skin or your cultural background.  When you consider your pregnancy, you may encounter some feelings of apprehension about carrying to term, because you wouldn’t want a child to experience suffering.  You’re wrestling with a deeply painful and confusing dilemma.  But you don’t have to make a pregnancy decision before you feel ready to, and support is available at every stage of your pregnancy journey.

Embrace Support

Support is essential for any woman navigating an unexpected pregnancy, perhaps now more than ever.  Caring support often empowers women to cultivate gratitude during painful times and to make their best pregnancy decisions despite difficult circumstances.  If you need support or are looking to strengthen your support system, our compassionate team members at Avenue Women’s Center can help.

Embrace Your Own Strength

Although our modern-day challenges are unique, the human race has persevered amid times of overwhelming hardship throughout history.  You’ve probably endured and grown through some adversities of your own.  Don’t overlook your own resiliency!  You are a beautifully unique woman with distinctive strengths and abilities.  You’re capable of shining your light in the lives of others, illuminating the darkness around you.  Lean into this identity.  This may help you feel better equipped to make a pregnancy decision you can feel confident in.

Avenue Women’s Center offers a safe space to ask questions and to process complex feelings around your pregnancy.  Additionally, we provide resources and referrals to help meet your practical, emotional, and social needs.  Our sincerest hope is that no woman will feel alone as she navigates her unexpected pregnancy and any other challenges that she may face.

Reach out to us!  We would love to hear from you!

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.