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I Would Choose to Parent if I Didn’t Have Health Issues

Having chronic health issues might make it feel like you never get a break. Maybe every day you wake up you feel like you’re reliving the same day over and over—perhaps you are riddled with pain, medication, or doctor’s appointments. It can be exhausting to face these problems day after day. And now, perhaps you’re grappling with the news of an unexpected pregnancy. After thinking about your situation, perhaps you’ve decided you would only be able to choose to parent if you didn’t have health issues.

If you’re struggling with a pregnancy decision because of your health issues, it can be easy to feel discouraged or alone. Avenue Women’s Center is here for you. We’ve assisted women in each of their unique challenges for over 40 years. We care about your health so all of our limited services are confidential and free so we can better serve you.

Reach out to us today to schedule a pregnancy consultation!

Navigating First Pregnancy Steps Around A Chronic Illness

Even if you’ve already determined you can’t go through with pregnancy at this time, it’s crucial to receive some factual information about your pregnancy. If you have chronic health problems it’s possible you already work closely with your own doctors who should be able to advise you. However, it never hurts to add further professional and free sources to your support system. At Avenue, you can receive a free medical-grade pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy as well as a free limited ultrasound exam to assess any early pregnancy risks such as miscarriage. This information will aid you in determining your next steps.

What Would Make Choosing Parenting Possible?

Take a moment to review your decision to not parent. What would need to be different in your life to help you choose to parent? Is it possible those things could change within the year? In a few years?

Second Opinions

When it comes to making a pregnancy decision, it never hurts to listen to other perspectives. Of course, you should always make sure your sources are trustworthy. Whether speaking with a close family member or your partner or receiving the opinion of a different medical professional, sometimes hearing what others have to say can be helpful and make your decision easier.

There will always be potential risks and challenges, no matter your decision. It’s important to gather the facts and resources available to you as you decide! Let Avenue provide our free services to aid your process. Our expert and caring staff look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact us to get started with a free medical-grade pregnancy test or to schedule a private consultation at one of our six locations.

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.