We’re forced to make difficult decisions throughout our lives. Sometimes these decisions make us feel pressed between a rock and a hard place, like no matter what we’ll go from the frying pan into the fire. While our decisions definitely have consequences, potential risks, or difficulties, there can be great rewards as well. Maybe you find yourself in this place as you contemplate a pregnancy decision and you just can’t make up your mind. You’re searching for answers. You just want a sign about how you should decide.
Waiting on a sign to make a huge life decision can feel confusing and distressing. Feeling trapped between choices and unable to go forward is frustrating and sometimes isolating. But, you don’t have to figure any of this out alone. Avenue Women’s Center is here for you. With over forty years of experience walking with women in your situation, we’re ready to walk with you, too.
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Navigating a Pregnancy Decision with Courage
Sometimes when faced with a difficult decision we just want somebody to tell us what to do. We want something to prompt us or show us exactly which path to take. We may want this because we’re overwhelmed or worried about making the wrong choice. Perhaps somebody else has a better perspective, or maybe leaving it up to fate will make everything better. But…the truth of it is, nobody knows you better than you.
As you ponder which decision to make with your pregnancy, it’s important to consider your partner, your close family, your health, and your future plans. While ultimately the choice is yours alone, involving trusted, close family and friends in your journey can be comforting!
As you reach out to these trusted confidantes, it’s important to gather updated, factual information about the state of your pregnancy as well as your options. While all of the information out there can feel confusing and conflicting, the more you know, the better a decision you’ll be equipped to make. Some of the ways you can gather such information can be:
- Confirming your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test.
- Meeting with your OBGYN.
- Having an ultrasound exam to determine key information.
- Processing your options and making plans.
And, hopefully, as you gather the support of your loved ones and learn more about your pregnancy, you’ll be able to navigate your decision with courage! Rather than leaving things up to chance, knowing that you made a good decision based on the support of your loved ones and the knowledge you’ve gained can be empowering!
Making a pregnancy decision can be so difficult! That’s why we care about offering free and confidential services and resources to every woman we serve. We want your process to be smooth and we will be with you every step of the way. Confirm your pregnancy with us through a free medical-grade pregnancy test which shows accurate results just ten days after possible conception! Receive the information you need to make an empowered choice you can stand behind.
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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.