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Blindsided by an Issue

Have you ever been so focused on one problem that you ignore everything else that is going on around you? Often we can find ourselves blindsided by an issue. This can be true about unplanned pregnancy. Focusing on the possibility or reality of an unintended pregnancy can easily consume all of our attention.

Avenue Women’s Center is a women’s limited medical clinic focused on addressing issues surrounding unplanned pregnancy. Perhaps the problem at hand for you is a positive pregnancy test. Or maybe you are concerned that the symptoms you are experiencing might mean you’re pregnant. Contact us today for a free medical grade pregnancy test that is accurate just 10 days after possible conception. We also provide confidential consultations to discuss all of your pregnancy options. Call, chat, email, or text for an appointment right away.

When I think about being side tracked by a particular fear or anxiety, I think of this story from my childhood. My sister was so nervous on her wedding day; her main concern was walking up the three stairs from the aisle to the altar. In her mind, over and over she pictured herself tripping up the stairs and ruining her beautiful dress or spoiling the “picture perfect wedding she had imagined’. Never having been known as extremely graceful she played this scene repeatedly in her mind.

The wedding day arrived and as she got ready, she decided to keep her hot pink fluffy slippers on while she was at home. This would reduce the chance of any falls before she even got to the church. The morning went by fast as they usually do on such a day. She walked down the long aisle accompanied by her father and everything went just as she had imagined. Now came the dreaded stairs she would have to climb. She very carefully lifted up her dress so to eliminate the chance of falling or tripping on the stairs and when she did she realized to her horror that she still had her “Hot Pink Furry” slippers on. In all her nervousness, she had forgotten to put on her wedding shoes!

I laughed at she shared this story with me. I was only a child when she married so I was not aware of what had happened. But isn’t that so typical of us? We get focused on one problem that we are so sure is going to be a disaster. That fixation causes us to ignore something else that needs our attention. In her case what was forgotten was to put on her shoes. Perhaps, you might find that in your case, it is something that carries a bit more weight.

Perhaps you are in a situation where you are sure disaster is around the corner. The possibility or reality of a positive pregnancy result scares you immensely. That is perfectly normal. Avenue Women’s Center is here to help. Our caring client advocates are able to walk with you through this decision and help you see the big picture of your life. Sometimes it takes a bit of time, information, and outside viewpoint to adjust our perspective. Don’t let the fear of an unplanned pregnancy take over! Contact us today for a free consultation at one of our five DuPage County 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.

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