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Unexpectedly Pregnant During Final Exams Season

Final exams are right around the corner! (*Insert clenched teeth emoji).  Needless to say, this tends to be a hectic time of the year for students and educators alike.  If finals are on your mind, you may be facing a lot of performance pressure in the coming weeks.  All of this can feel understandably daunting.  By the way… have you ever wondered whose idea it was to schedule first semester exams just in time for the similarly stressful holiday season?

Maybe you’re coping with an unexpected pregnancy on top of everything else.  If so, you’re probably feeling particularly anxious and exhausted.  You may be asking, “How am I supposed to manage all of these stressors and demands?”  Navigating this road probably won’t be easy.  But it is possible to press on with courage and ultimately discover the path that’s best for you.  And you don’t have to face this journey on your own.

Avenue Women’s Center is here for you!  We’re a limited medical clinic that provides free early pregnancy services to anyone who’s facing an unexpected pregnancy.  Our expert pregnancy consultants and nurses are available to offer accurate information on all three of your options (abortion, adoption, and parenting). We want you to feel empowered & equipped for your next steps.

Learn more about Avenue Women’s Center and our high-quality early pregnancy services!  They’re free and confidential!

Balancing Your Time

Developing good time management skills can be challenging during any season of life.  But this tends to be especially hard when life feels busy and chaotic.  You’ve got a lot on your plate right now.  You need time to prepare for your exams, but also to engage in a thoughtful decision-making process regarding your pregnancy (not to mention time for self-care, so you can safeguard your health and cope with both of these challenges).  It’s critical to take the time that you need to make an informed pregnancy choice.  But your time is also valuable, and it’s important to be productive with the time that you have, especially during this very full season.  That’s a whole lot to balance.  Avenue Women’s Center is here to help you manage your time with wisdom and confidence.  We understand the need to offset careful consideration with efficiency, and we’re passionate about providing services that help women achieve this balance.

How Can Avenue Women’s Center Help?

Our no-cost services at Avenue include (but are not limited to) medical-grade pregnancy tests, options consultations, and limited medical ultrasounds.  We aim to help you gather accurate and comprehensive information on all your options and resources, promptly.  We believe this approach empowers people to receive clarity and ultimately make the best pregnancy decisions possible.  If you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy, and you’re not sure how much time you have before some of your pregnancy options are no longer on the table, reach out to us!  Getting a free ultrasound may be your next best step.  A scan can provide highly relevant information about the pregnancy, including how far along you are, so you can identify how much time you have to make a pregnancy decision and plan accordingly.  Step into final exams season knowing your timetable, and you’ll likely find some relief from the anxiety and confusion you’re wrestling with.

Avenue Women’s Center is fully committed to providing all of these services with unconditional compassion and respect for your autonomy.  When it comes to making a confident pregnancy decision, emotional support is a critical piece of the puzzle.  Despite everything that you’re facing, it’s one hundred percent possible to discover encouragement.

As you prepare to close the books on this semester, prepare to make your own best pregnancy decision by connecting with someone like an Avenue consultant.  Our team is available to offer prompt services at any of our six convenient locations in the Chicagoland area.  Remember that you’ve got this.  You will emerge on the other side of this season, and we’d love to be there for you every step of the way.

Reach out to speak with an expert staff member!  We’re here to answer your questions.

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.