Our bodies are unique and respond to changes within them differently. Some women find out they are pregnant very early on, while perhaps your body allowed an unexpected pregnancy to remain undetected until now. You may have started to notice a changes in your weight or perhaps your body alerted you to the pregnancy through mood swings, nausea or cravings. You may feel pressured to make a quick decision about your unexpected pregnancy given how far along you are, but this isn’t the case. Even at 20 weeks, you deserve to have access to relevant information so you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy.
If you found out you were pregnant at 20 weeks, it’s understandable to feel shocked or overwhelmed. Avenue Women’s Center is here to help. Operating out of six centers throughout DuPage County, we aim to provide women with accurate and reliable information about their pregnancies. No matter how far along you are, our expert client advocates will meet with you for a free consultation to help you understand your three pregnancy options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Contact us today!
Pregnant at 20 Weeks: Your Options
Parenting: Are you leaning towards becoming a parent? Parenting can be difficult, but it does not have to be done alone. If you’re hesitating to choose this option for financial reasons, help is available. Speak with a local pregnancy decision center or parenting support organization about the local community programs that can provide on-going support.
Abortion: Each state has different regulations regarding abortion and how far into the pregnancy the procedure is performed. If you are considering abortion, you will want to look into your state’s laws and see if it is still an option for you. If so, other considerations include the cost of the procedure and any potential side effects that may occur. Researching abortion after 20 weeks will provide you with more information regarding the procedures and if it seems like a right next step for you.
Adoption: Do you feel uncertain about parenting or abortion? You may want to take the time to speak with an adoption specialist or agency to see if this choice is right for you. Some women find that adoption may provide a way to overcome some of the obstacles to parenting, while avoiding some of the risks of abortion. In addition, it’s a choice that can be made at any point in the pregnancy, including after 20 weeks. Finding out more information regarding adoption plan options and potential resources can be a great place to start.
In all of this, Avenue Women’s Center understands making decisions about your unexpected pregnancy can be difficult, especially after 20 weeks. That’s why we’re here to help you through the decision-making process. Our expert client advocates are here to provide you with further information regarding all of your pregnancy options including abortion, adoption, and parenting at no cost. Address your unique questions and concerns in a nonjudgmental environment at one of our six DuPage County locations. Schedule an appointment with us today!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.