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The Danger of Getting all of your Info Online

Life has certainly changed since computers and the internet have become readily available to so many. We can be watching TV, hear something we’re not familiar with, and simply look it up right on our phone! In certain ways, this is great! We can satisfy a fleeting curiosity instantaneously. Some critics, however, complain this is making us lazy. Perhaps there are aspects of it which are not good for us—or even dangerous. We’ll explore that in our blog today.

What does getting all of your info online have to do with pregnancy services? A lot, actually. You want answers to your pregnancy questions and you want them quickly. Avenue Women’s Center understands. We provide a SAFE source for reliable information for your pregnancy questions, and assistance and support for you as you explore your options. Our experienced client advocates will meet you with nonjudgmental care and compassion. Please reach out to us for a free, confidential pregnancy consultation and the assistance you need and deserve. You don’t have to navigate this alone.

So what is the danger of getting all your info online? Yes, the ease and speed with which you can come up with advice and “solutions” is inviting. At the same time, remember this: as easy as it is to GET information you are seeking, it’s similarly easy for others to POST their experiences, their opinions, and their “solutions” for you.

For example, if one of your considerations is termination of an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, it makes sense you’d like to find a quick and easy solution. Through a cursory look online, you can find LOTS of information, opinions, and advice. Are you checking the credentials of the “experts” you are consulting? Are they qualified to answer a medical question with credible knowledge and authority? Do they have a vested financial interest in your choice? Are they selling something?

In my work of researching articles to post in this space, I’ve frequently been surprised and appalled to discover the writers of some sources I’ve explored have no medical background, or even personal experience in the topic in with they are holding forth.

There was a humorous television commercial a while back, where the message essentially was “just because you saw it on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true.” Please be wise and judicious in your search for answers, especially for your serious medical, pregnancy-related challenges. Steer clear of the danger of getting all your info on line.

So, where should you turn for information? Credible sources online are a start. However, nothing beats gathering information in person from an expert. Contact us at Avenue Women’s Center for trustworthy information and services. Our non-profit status also means that many of our services are available to you at no cost. That includes the free, private pregnancy consultation we noted earlier, as well as a medical-grade pregnancy test, accurate as long as it’s ten days past the possible time of conception. Confirm a suspected pregnancy, or ease your mind if you’re not certain. Together we can go on from there. All our services are strictly confidential.

We hope you will call, text, email or chat with us today to make an appointment at one of our five DuPage County offices: Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois. We are waiting to hear from you!

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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