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“Pregnant by My Ex, and Considering Abortion to Undo My Mistake”

The circumstances surrounding an unexpected pregnancy can be incredibly complex.  Perhaps your own situation involves unsettling feelings of regret and a complicated history with the person you’re pregnant by.  It’s possible that you and he were together when the pregnancy began, but you’re not anymore.  Or, you slept with him after the breakup.  But, no matter what dynamics your unique situation may include, maybe you’re feeling like you’ve made a mistake.

Do you regret having sex with your ex that particular time, or not using protection (at least, not to the extent that it was needed)?  Maybe you wish you’d never gotten involved with him in the first place.  And now, you’re longing to reverse some of the past decisions that led to your unexpected pregnancy.  Avenue Women’s Center has your back.  We’ve been helping people face circumstances like yours for over forty years. Countless individuals have found their light at the end of the tunnel!  

Avenue Women’s Center is an early pregnancy center based in the western suburbs of Chicago.  We provide no-cost services, like medical-grade pregnancy tests, limited medical ultrasounds, and options consultations to empower women for informed pregnancy decisions.  Providing this care with compassion, never judgement, is a core principle of ours.

Accepting the Past

Everyone experiences regret.  But one thing is true of all choices and events in the past, both positive and painful…they can’t be “undone.”  Coming to terms with that may be difficult.  But you may find yourself feeling surprisingly liberated if you can reach a place of acceptance, free to concentrate on the many aspects of your situation that you do have autonomy over here and now.  Today’s a new day.  The future stretches ahead, and you’ll walk that road one step a time, focusing on what’s in front of you each moment.  Our expert staff at Avenue Women’s Center is here to meet you at your present crossroads.

Understanding Your Options

At Avenue, it’s our purpose to educate each person we connect with on her pregnancy options, so she feels equipped to choose her next steps with a well-informed point of view.  We provide reliable information on all three options (abortion, adoption, and parenting). We believe it empowers women to learn all the processes and potential risks involved with each.  And we present this information in language that’s approachable, neutral, and compassionate.

If you’re reading this blog, abortion is probably one route that you’re thinking about pursuing.  This would bring an end to your pregnancy- needless to say- but it wouldn’t undo what’s already taken place.  That doesn’t mean you’re destined to continue grappling with regret forever.  Before getting an abortion or moving forward with any other pregnancy option, consider learning more about the possibilities available to you.  Look at the potential outcomes from different angles and take the time that you need to process.  Sometimes, good outcomes flow out of the hardest of circumstances.  It’s wise to keep an open mind until you feel ready (in an emotional and practical sense) to make your decision.

Our caring team at Avenue is available to offer the practical and emotional support you may need to feel confident in your decision-making process.  Our high-quality services can offer clarity about your pregnancy (how far along you are, where the pregnancy is located, and if it’s expected to end naturally).  This is a safe, confidential space.

Schedule an appointment today!  We’re located in Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois.

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.