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“The Permanence of My Pregnancy Decision Scares Me”

Does the permanence of a pregnancy decision make you feel uncomfortable?  Maybe this entire situation has caught you off-guard because you didn’t mean to get pregnant.  And now you’re feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, and unprepared to accept any of this… let alone make a pregnancy choice.  That’s understandable!  To say you have a lot on your plate would be an understatement.  You’ll likely come face-to-face with anxiety many times along your pregnancy journey, but it doesn’t have to hold power over you or your decision.  Know that you’re not alone.  The circumstances you’re facing may be very challenging, but Avenue Women’s Center is here for you every step of the way.

Are you looking for encouragement and help navigating your pregnancy decision?  Look no further than Avenue Women’s Center.  We’re here to lend a listening ear, answer your questions, and present your pregnancy options in a way that’s accurate and understandable. 

Discover the free first-step pregnancy services we offer at our six limited medical clinics!  We’re located in Darien, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, West Chicago, and Wood Dale, Illinois.

A Confident Pregnancy Decision is Always Possible

Your pregnancy decision does matter.  And each of your pregnancy options (abortion, adoption, and parenting) has permanence past a certain point.  However, it’s always possible to take your next steps with courage and reach your own best outcome.  A carefully considered, well-informed pregnancy decision can empower you to look back on this time and the choices you’ve made with confidence.

A Carefully Considered Pregnancy Decision

An unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming and difficult to grasp.  That’s why it’s important to let this change of circumstances sink in while you explore the various options and resources available.  You may have more time than you realize to process your pregnancy news and consider your best path forward.   If abortion is an option you’re considering, know that the abortion pill is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, and many women find out they’re pregnant weeks before then due to a missed period.  Learn about the age and health of your pregnancy to clarify the time frame you’re working with. Then, put that time to good use. Even if your pregnancy decision is difficult to make, you’ll look back on this time with the assurance that you considered every possible avenue with care.

A Well-Informed Pregnancy Decision

Important life decisions are intimidating, especially when they involve lasting consequences!  Perhaps you’re feeling paralyzed by indecision and fear.  First-step pregnancy services (like a limited medical ultrasound) may offer practical information to aid your decision-making process while demonstrating that it’s possible to make progress toward your best outcome.  An ultrasound can narrow down which options you’re eligible for by clarifying the age and location of your pregnancy.  It can also evaluate the viability of your pregnancy (if it’s likely to continue), and the possibility of miscarriage or early pregnancy risks.  An ectopic pregnancy, for example, is a pregnancy that’s located outside the uterus.  This condition would require timely medical attention, so learning the location of your pregnancy is beneficial to your own health and safety.  Avenue Women’s Center provides limited medical ultrasounds and other first-step pregnancy services at no cost!  By gathering useful information like this, you can empower yourself to move forward with greater clarity, courage, and confidence.

Whether you have weeks to consider your next steps, or you’re facing a pregnancy decision today, our caring and knowledgeable team at Avenue Women’s Center can help!  It’s our role to help you find clarity through caring connection, as well as useful information about your pregnancy, options, and resources.  You can figure out a way to embrace your own best outcome, no matter the pressure you’re facing.  And you don’t have to navigate this on your own!  We’d love to partner with you every step of the way.

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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.