Maya Angelou was 16 when she became pregnant—at a time when becoming a young mother was thought of as shameful, and before teen pregnancy centers were prevalent. We loved hearing Dr. Angelou tell Oprah Winfrey how her mother reacted to the news of her pregnancy in this video.
Avenue Women’s Center is a limited medical clinic, providing services for those who are just finding out they are pregnant. Contact us right away if you recently had a positive test at home or are experiencing pregnancy symptoms. With services like free medical-grade pregnancy tests and confidential pregnancy options consultations, you can begin to take the next steps in your pregnancy decision.
Many of the young women who come to Avenue Women’s Center wonder how their moms will react. Some feel they already know what the reaction will be, based on past conversations or things that have happened with their friends. Many moms and dads are upset at first but later support their daughter’s desires.
If you are wondering if your mom or dad will support your choices during this unexpected pregnancy, perhaps Avenue Women’s Center can help. Many young women call us to say “I’m scared I’m pregnant” and “Can I get an abortion without telling my parents?” With the information Avenue provides through a medical-grade pregnancy test, a limited ultrasound, and options information—including abortion, adoption, and parenting—you will have the facts you need as you consider talking with your parents about your plans. We are glad to have teen pregnancy centers available throughout DuPage County.
For information about visiting one of our Avenue Women’s Center locations in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville or Wood Dale, please contact us today!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.