Finding yourself in an unplanned pregnancy is no easy situation. You might be feeling a whole range of emotions and possibly feeling guilty over some of the emotions or reactions you are having. We’re here to tell you: it’s okay to have those feelings. It’s okay to not be sure how you feel, to be upset, to be feeling guilty for being upset, for being confused or even for being scared. We want to let you know that you’re not alone in feeling that way, and we’re here to help you sort through those emotions.
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Growing up, many women recall confiding in their moms as their go-to person whenever they faced a tough situation and needed help. Mom was the person who could listen to our feelings, help us figure things out, and make us feel better. Sometimes mom wasn’t available, but maybe it was an aunt, grandma, teacher, older sister, or a mom of a friend. Even as grown women, we still want to be able to talk to “mom” when we need help. But sometimes, as adults, it might be more nerve-racking to talk to mom than helpful, especially when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
In a study done by the Right Brain Research Group, women facing unplanned pregnancies indicated they wished they had a woman they admired to discuss their situation with. Respondents in the study defined an admired woman as “non-judgmental, caring, compassionate, a good listener, encouraging, had overcome obstacles in her life, is approachable, and manages her life effectively.” When not being able to go over their options, concerns, and questions with a woman they admired, their decision making process was much more difficult.
Here at Avenue Women’s Center, we understand how tough it is to be facing an unplanned pregnancy. It’s especially difficult if you feel that you have to face your situation alone. When facing a hurdle, no matter how daunting it may seem, it’s important to be able to discuss the situation with someone who is approachable, compassionate and supportive. Our staff wants to hear about your dreams, your fears, and any questions you have. They’re important to us. Whether you’re confident about a decision to terminate, leaning strongly towards continuing the pregnancy, or anywhere in the middle – if you want a non-judgmental, caring woman to talk to, please give us a call today. While we might not be “mom,” we’re here to support you no matter what happens, because you deserve it.
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.