It’s normal for women facing an unexpected pregnancy to feel overwhelmed. There’s usually a lot to process when it comes to understanding your choices. Every woman’s situation is unique. For some women, it can be challenging to see any alternatives to abortion. Maybe you feel like abortion is your only choice. Perhaps you don’t have support or feel alone. Or, maybe you feel unprepared for a pregnancy right now. There’s often a variety of reasons why women feel abortion may be right for them. No matter your story, you deserve to be respected and heard as you gather more information about your options.
Do you feel like abortion is your only unexpected pregnancy option? Avenue Women’s Center is here for your next steps. Receive free, limited medical services to find out more about your pregnancy. We also provide expert information regarding abortion procedures in a confidential environment. We’ll listen to any of your concerns and address your unique questions. We are here to help you understand all of your choices.
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Should I Have an Abortion?
Confirmation of your pregnancy suspicions might have made you anxious. You may feel scared, confused, or uncertain about being pregnant. The thought of having an abortion might have crossed your mind after you learned you were pregnant.
Is abortion the right option for me? Do I have any other choices?
The answer to questions like this is not always straightforward. The decision to have an abortion is can require special attention. However, this is true when it comes to any of your unexpected pregnancy options. Each of your three choices – abortion, adoption, and parenting – usually comes with a specific set of pros and cons.
Choosing which of these paths is right for you can take time. Give yourself space to reflect and do some research. When it comes to abortion, what questions do you have? It might be good to learn more about the different abortion procedures. That way you can assess your level of comfort with a surgical abortion versus a medical abortion. You might also want to research the cost of an abortion and any necessary follow-up care.
Your health matters in this decision. One important step after confirming your pregnancy can be determining its viability. Before scheduling an abortion, you may want to have an ultrasound exam. That way, you can rule out pregnancy risks such as miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.
Any of these conditions will typically render you ineligible for an abortion. This knowledge can also help you plan your next steps and locate any treatment options you might need.
Who Can I Talk to About Whether or Not I Should Choose Abortion?
Trying to decide if abortion is the right choice is not always easy. It’s okay if you’re feeling conflicted about which option you should choose. You deserve to take the time you need to feel closer to the path you feel is best for yourself. This can be hard to do if you feel you have so many concerns on your mind.
Talking through your thoughts out loud can be helpful. Expressing your feelings in the open can enable you to hear yourself and think through a plan. Have you considered contacting a professional resource to help you sort through your questions? A healthcare provider, a counselor, a spiritual leader, or a pregnancy consultant can be invaluable forms of support.
Your friends and family can offer encouragement during this time. However, professional resources can typically provide you with an unbiased perspective. They can offer information about abortion and abortion alternatives. The lack of judgment can be beneficial when trying to determine your next steps.
Abortion can be a deeply personal decision for many women. You do not have to consider your unexpected pregnancy options alone. Help is available as you consider your choices.
Do you have questions about abortion? Avenue Women’s Center is here as you process information about your decision. Our caring pregnancy consultants will walk you through all your potential options. The free, limited ultrasound exams we provide can keep you informed about your pregnancy. Within a confidential environment, we’ll help equip you with the tools you need to make an informed choice.
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- Mayo Clinic. (2018, February). Ultrasound. Retrieved from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ultrasound/about/pac-20395177.
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.