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Pregnant During Back-To-School Season

Fall is just around the corner, and we all know what that means.  It’s back-to-school season!  This exciting time of year calls to mind fresh school supplies, crisp autumn afternoons, and catching up with peers.  But maybe this season isn’t like others you’ve experienced.  Maybe this time, you’re coping with an unexpected pregnancy.  Whether you’re a student, or the parent of a student, the hustle and bustle of back-to-school can really affect a woman’s pregnancy journey.  How do you navigate a significant change like pregnancy during a period that’s already filled with activities and adjustments?  A first-step limited medical clinic like Avenue Women’s Center can help you find the answer.

Avenue has been offering early pregnancy support in Chicagoland, Illinois since 1981.  That means we’ve served women and families throughout over forty back-to-school seasons!  Our expert staff understands what a hectic time of year this can be, and we’d love to help by connecting you with resources and reliable information.

Check out our “Services” page to learn more about our free and confidential services!

Chances Are, You’ve Got a Lot on Your Plate!

Are you facing an unexpected pregnancy this fall?  If so, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed.  Perhaps you’re a student, trying to adjust to new classes, new teachers, a new routine…maybe even a new school!  Depending on how long you’ve been pregnant, you may need to manage pregnancy symptoms during the school day.  And then there’s the question of whether or not to share your pregnancy news.  Many women in situations like yours are worried that their peers will judge them or gossip about them, especially if the pregnancy begins to show.  On the other hand, you may be a mom with school-aged kids and a never-ending to-do list.  Whether you’re a student or the parent of a student, it’s hard to balance that flurry of back-to-school activities and scheduling changes with the everyday demands of pregnancy.  And you may or may not have a supportive partner to help you persevere!

A First-Step Pregnancy Center Can Offer the Information You Need

With all of this going on, it can be really challenging to make a pregnancy decision with confidence.  That’s why Avenue Women’s Center offers early pregnancy services that are free, easy to schedule, and provided by caring professionals.  It’s always wise to begin with a reliable pregnancy test.  Our no-cost lab-quality pregnancy tests at Avenue are accurate just ten days after possible conception!  We also offer limited medical ultrasounds, which provide information that’s important to know before making a pregnancy decision.  An ultrasound can date your pregnancy (to determine which options you’re eligible for), identify the health of your pregnancy, and assess for pregnancy risks with your safety in mind.

No Matter Which Way You’re Leaning, We’re Here for You!

At Avenue, we create space for you to process your circumstances with a consultant, while learning about all the options and resources available.  That’s why a no-cost pregnancy consultation is available to every woman who walks through our doors.  Our services are unique, because we provide a compassionate personal touch and ongoing support.  We understand that life can get hard and busy as soon as your visit ends, so we’re here to provide encouragement and practical help as your daily life continues.  We find that women feel best equipped to make a pregnancy decision they feel good about when they’re surrounded by a team of supporters.

Our first-step pregnancy services at Avenue are designed to offer the knowledge and support you need, so you feel prepared to make a confident and well-informed pregnancy choice.  This is a no-judgment zone, where women can feel comfortable sharing their stories and being their authentic selves.

Call, text, chat, or email to schedule an appointment today!  With six locations in Chicagoland, Illinois, we aim to make a woman’s visit as positive and convenient as possible!

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.