“I have an adult child and am pregnant again.” That was unexpected, right? If it’s not something you had planned, you are now facing the challenge of what to do next. Perhaps you’re not exactly sure where to start. Maybe you’re still even in shock. Could your missed period be a sign of changing hormones? Or maybe you took a positive test at home and have concerns about a pregnancy at a more mature age. Read on for more information on what to do if you have an adult child and find yourself pregnant again.
Whatever your circumstance, Avenue Women’s Center can assist you. Do you suspect you might be pregnant because of a missed period or other symptoms? Did you take a home test? In order to be certain one way or another, we provide you a free medical-grade pregnancy test, accurate just 10 days after the possible time of conception. If pregnancy is indeed confirmed, we provide helpful information about your next steps. ALL our services are private and strictly confidential. Please contact us for an appointment today.
Unplanned, unexpected pregnancies come in many different scenarios. “I’m too young.” “I’m too old.” “My family is already complete.” “I really don’t want a family.” “I don’t want to begin this again.” “It’s too soon.” “It’s too late.” “I’m in a relationship that just can’t work with this.” “This is embarrassing!” Every woman’s situation is unique, yet they have in common that one way or another, a decision needs to be made. Your considerations may not be the same as another woman in your position, yet they are valid and important.
Here are a few tips on how to navigate the situation of being pregnant while having an adult child:
- Confirm your pregnancy! It is helpful to have all the information about your situation before thinking through any next steps. If your pregnancy is confirmed, find out how far along you are and if the pregnancy is viable. This can be achieved through an ultrasound. (This is another service you may qualify for at Avenue Women’s Center.)
- It’s important to time to figure out your options & receive updated information. If you haven’t been pregnant in a while, you’ll want to brush up on the ins and outs of abortion, adoption and parenting. Checking out reputable resources online, talking to your medical provider and making an appointment at a pregnancy clinic like Avenue Women’s Center will be helpful first steps.
- Think through who you’d like to involve in the pregnancy or pregnancy decision. Do you plan on telling your adult child? The father of the baby? Your family or friends? If so, think through how and when you’d like to share with them.
- Don’t be too consumed with the “what ifs.” Navigating a pregnancy decision at an older age means thinking through some of the implications of the outcome in the future. However, that can become a slippery slope very easily. Don’t base your decision on “what if I am too old for ____” because we don’t know what the future will hold.
Lastly, you don’t have to navigate this alone. At Avenue Women’s Center, you will be met with respect and care. Up-to-date pregnancy options information and a nonjudgmental listening ear can help expedite the decision-making process ahead of you. “I have an adult child and am pregnant again” is a complex and difficult place to be. Our five DuPage County offices, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois are comfortable and conveniently located. Call, text, email or chat with us to schedule your free, no obligation pregnancy consultation. We’re waiting 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.