Maybe you’re one of those people who thrives off of being in charge of your life and making your own decisions without the input of other people. You might be proud of what you’ve made of yourself, how far you’ve come, and how much you’ve grown throughout your life. Perhaps now you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant, but you know what steps you want to take. As you consider the situation you’re in, you’ve concluded you want an abortion because your truth is your truth. Even if you feel set in your decision, there are helpful next steps to take. Where do you go from here?
As you ponder your next steps and your truth, we’re here to offer you support. Avenue Women’s Center is a first-step pregnancy center that’s available to help you figure out what’s next after a positive pregnancy test. We offer up-to-date, relevant information about your options as well as free resources and services.
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Even Though Your Truth is Your Truth…
In today’s culture, our very own individual truth is celebrated! We are taught to listen to our hearts and follow our dreams and desires –nothing anybody else says matters. While it is so good to know what you want in life and to work hard at your goals, good growth often happens when we pay attention to important circumstances. Perhaps right now you are in a place where abortion seems like the only answer for your situation. But it’s so important for you to take the time to research your options and figure out what is available to you. When it comes to abortion, which is a medical procedure, there is crucial information you need to gather before you move forward, regardless of your truth.
Addressing Very Real Medical Concerns
When it comes to making a pregnancy decision, there are important considerations to think about. One such consideration is the potential medical concerns with pregnancy and abortion. Finding information about your pregnancy and how it affects your abortion options is crucial. An ultrasound exam can determine how far along you are, whether your pregnancy is ectopic or not, and whether your pregnancy is likely to continue on its own. Your pregnancy age determines which abortion procedure you’d be eligible for. If your pregnancy is ectopic, this carries serious medical risks and will require a different kind of surgery. And, if your pregnancy isn’t viable, abortion won’t be necessary. Beyond this, every kind of medical procedure, including abortion, comes with its potential complications and risks. Having a conversation about these risks could be beneficial as you move forward.
Could Your Truth Change?
While you are holding fast to what you want now, it is common for our dreams, goals, and desires to change throughout life. As you consider abortion, taking the time to consider your other options may serve to help you in the long run. Consider how you might feel now with each of your options and how they might affect you in one year or even in the next five years. Will you regret choosing abortion at some point and wish you’d changed your mind?
Recognizing the Perspectives of Those Closest to You
Only you can decide about your own pregnancy. Nobody else can pressure or force you into something you don’t want. Sometimes, it’s helpful to hear out those closest to you. This may help you maintain a healthy, trusting relationship. And recognizing that these friends or family members, even your partner, really care about you and want to support you can be a great step to take. They may be able to offer you different perspectives and a system of support you didn’t think was possible before.
As you move forward with your decision, talking with an unbiased professional may be helpful. Our consultants can help you gather the pertinent information you need to know about your options and the state of your pregnancy. When you visit us for a session, we will listen with care and concern and without judgment. We look forward to seeing you soon to empower and inform you!
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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.