An unexpected pregnancy often comes with unsettling feelings, including a sense of isolation. Have you recently received news of a pregnancy that wasn’t a part of your plan? If so, your mind may be flooded with questions: “What will my loved ones think? Who can I trust with this sensitive information? What does the future hold for me?” Many women feel uncomfortable opening up to others in the early days of an unexpected pregnancy. They may feel embarrassed, overwhelmed, or afraid of a negative reaction. So, it makes sense that loneliness is a normal part of countless pregnancy journeys. These journeys can feel even more deeply isolating for women whose partners are no longer in the picture.
If the man you became pregnant by is no longer a part of your life, you may have mixed feelings about this. Perhaps you didn’t see a future with him, or you’re at peace with the separation. Maybe he’s your closest friend, and losing this relationship has devastated you. Avenue Women’s Center has your back, whether you’re okay with the loss of your partner or not, whether you’re surrounded by support or loneliness. No woman should have to walk through a season of unexpected pregnancy without caring support and trustworthy information. That’s why we offer quality first-step pregnancy services to women in Chicagoland and beyond at no cost!
Reach out to us and learn more about our free and confidential early pregnancy services! We offer lab-quality pregnancy tests, limited medical ultrasounds, options consultations, and more.
Your First Steps
At Avenue, we believe that your best journey begins with a deep breath and a closer look at your pregnancy. A medical-grade pregnancy test can provide reliable results and allow you to take your next steps with clarity. It’s always wise to speak with a qualified medical professional and obtain an ultrasound before moving forward with a pregnancy decision. An ultrasound can assess how far the pregnancy has developed and detect risks like ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy located outside the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy is a serious concern that requires immediate medical attention and is not resolved by abortion. The more you know about your pregnancy, the better equipped you’ll be to care for your own health and make an informed pregnancy choice.
Evaluating All Your Pregnancy Options
Once you’ve learned about your pregnancy, it can be beneficial to research all your options. A compassionate pregnancy consultant can provide information on each available avenue (abortion, adoption, and parenting) and offer support as you continue to process. Many women have more time than they realize to consider their next steps. As you reflect on your pregnancy decision, it may be helpful to consider your personal feelings and values. Think about the pros, cons, and various angles of your pregnancy options. This way, you’ll likely feel better prepared to decide with confidence.
Connecting With the Support You Need
Caring support is critical, especially if your partner isn’t expected to participate in this pregnancy journey. The good news is, that support can come from a wide variety of sources. You may consider inviting a trustworthy friend, family member, professional counselor, faith leader, or pregnancy consultant to walk alongside you as you navigate the road ahead. Avenue Women’s Center would love to be a part of your support system and to help you connect with others. We provide counseling referrals and additional resources. If you’re looking for a compassionate but impartial third party to help mediate conversations with your loved ones, we can assist with this as well.
At Avenue Women’s Center, we meet many courageous women who face a wide range of circumstances, often without the support of a partner. If your partner is no longer in the picture, this doesn’t mean you have to face the days ahead alone. Our expert staff is here to offer hope and healing in the form of valuable information and a listening ear.
Schedule an appointment today and receive support from our compassionate, non-judgmental team!
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.