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Questions and Answers in a Pregnancy Decision

Many questions could be buzzing around your mind if you think you’re unexpectedly pregnant. It might feel like a grueling interrogation has taken over your thoughts, firing one question after another. Where are all the answers? How can you face this question and answer session to move forward in a potential pregnancy decision?

If you think you might be pregnant, find answers at Avenue Women’s Center. Our free services include medical-grade pregnancy tests with accurate results, as well as private consultations to learn more about your pregnancy options. For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped women face unexpected pregnancy situations with confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate support. Contact us today for an appointment in the DuPage County area!

Facing a potential pregnancy can be a highly emotional time for many women. You may feel things like fear, doubt, panic, stress, anxiety, sadness, or even excitement about a possible pregnancy decision. No one can read your mind to know exactly what you’re thinking and feeling in this moment. However, there are some commonly-asked questions that pop up in unexpected pregnancy situations. Start off with a little Q & A session of your own. Learning more information can be helpful as you search for questions and answers in a pregnancy decision.

Q: Am I really pregnant?

A: This is often the very first question when you miss a period. You take a home pregnancy test, but the results are unclear. Or it was negative, but your period still hasn’t come. Do you take another home test? Are you really pregnant? How long do you have to wait to find out? Where could you go for help?

Q: What are some early pregnancy symptoms?

A: Your breasts feel tender, you’re spotting and cramping, and you feel completely exhausted. Are these period symptoms or early pregnancy signs? The line between period and pregnancy symptoms can become blurred for many women. How do you tell the difference?

Q: When did this happen? How far along am I?

A: Conception can often be difficult to determine in an unexpected pregnancy. You weren’t planning on becoming pregnant, and it can be confusing to figure out how far along you might be. A pregnancy typically occurs two weeks prior to your next period. Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, and may even vary from month to month. How can you determine conception and learn when you might have become pregnant?

Q: How could this happen? We were careful … right?

A: You may have used a condom, but you weren’t sure if it broke or slipped off. You could be taking birth control, but you aren’t sure about its effectiveness. Maybe you’re wondering if the sexual activity you were involved in could have led to a pregnancy.

Q: What am I going to do? What are my pregnancy options?

A: If you have no idea what your answer is to this question, that’s okay. Many women in unexpected pregnancy situations are uncertain about their options. You may not feel ready to become a parent. Are you considering an abortion? What about adoption plan options? Or maybe you want to choose parenting, but you’re facing financial hardships or worried about your future plans. What could be the first steps towards a pregnancy decision?

Find answers to questions like these and more at an Avenue Women’s Center nearest you. The free services we offer are your first steps when you think you might be pregnant. Confirm your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test just ten days after possible conception, at no cost to you! Get accurate and reliable information about your pregnancy options during a confidential consultation with our expert client advocates. We are here to support you as you search for answers in an unexpected pregnancy decision. Call, text, chat, or email us and set up your free appointment 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.