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Unexpectedly Pregnant During the Holidays: “I Just Don’t Have Time for This”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Does it also feel like the most demanding?  Perhaps your calendar is jam-packed this month.  You may be scrambling to buy gifts for your loved ones, get to holiday gatherings (preferably on time), and wrap up miscellaneous items on your year-end-to-do list.  If you have kids in your life, you may be shuttling them to activities and attending programs at school.  Holiday festivities are meant to celebrate “the season of giving,” but too many commitments can make this time of the year feel overly busy, or even chaotic. It’s probably fair to say that the majority of people in our culture associate the holiday season with stress.  What if, on top of everything else, you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy this December?

There’s never a “good time” to experience an unexpected pregnancy.  But if you’re dealing with these circumstances during the holidays, you’re probably feeling especially stunned.  Avenue Women’s Center is here to help.  We’re a first-step pregnancy center that’s been partnering with individuals facing situations like yours since 1981.  We understand how overwhelming these circumstances can feel, and we’re available to navigate this unexpected pregnancy by your side, one step at a time.

Discover our free, confidential early pregnancy services and reach out to ask us your questions!

“Help!  I Can’t Take on One More Thing.”

Some of us manage the busy holiday season by establishing routines.  We may strive to complete our gift shopping by a certain date, or attend a particular gathering on the same weekend every year.  Some of us are less structured and more spontaneous.  Whether your personal approach to the holiday season is regimented or flexible, chances are, you’re having a hard time “fitting” this unexpected pregnancy into your life.  As unforeseen challenges come up during already hectic seasons, it can be difficult to make space in your thoughts and on your calendar.

Perhaps it feels like you’re putting your pregnancy situation on the backburner right now.  That may be because you’re feeling preoccupied with end-of-the-year activities, you don’t want to deal with painful emotions caused by the pregnancy, or both.  This would be a natural response.  But an unexpected pregnancy is a situation that warrants your time, attention, and thoughtful consideration.  Addressing this sooner rather than later is best to lay a foundation for an informed choice that’s sensitive to your own health needs.  The good news is, it’s possible to be thorough, reflective, and efficient in your decision-making process all at once… even during the busiest of times.  Avenue Women’s Center exists to help you achieve this balance.

“What Makes Avenue Women’s Center the Best Choice for Someone in My Situation?”

Any person facing an unexpected pregnancy has three options available to her: abortion, adoption, and parenting.  Avenue provides no-cost early pregnancy services to help women make knowledgeable and confident decisions.  Our services include medical-grade pregnancy tests, options consultations, limited medical ultrasounds, and more!  Here’s why we’re an especially strong resource for anyone who’s coping with an unexpected pregnancy during the holiday season (or any other time).

We’re convenient.

Avenue Women’s Center has six locations in the western Chicago metro area.  We offer multiple ways to get in touch (call, text, self-schedule, etc.).  We also provide virtual consultations and accept walk-ins.  Our team members can often schedule appointments on short notice, and we’ll work with you to find a time and location that’s convenient.

We’re efficient and reliable.

Our expert staff is available to provide accurate information on all your pregnancy options using language that’s clear and easy to understand.  Our customizable services are designed to offer the facts you need to move forward feeling confident and well-informed.  We welcome your questions and are here to process these circumstances by your side.  If you’re looking to connect with a pregnancy resource that champions empathy as well as integrity, we’re an excellent choice.

We’re free.

All our high-quality early pregnancy services at Avenue are free of charge, so there’s no extra financial stress.  We’re thankful for the opportunity to offer no-cost support, because nobody should have to navigate an unexpected pregnancy without the services she needs.

Any unexpected pregnancy situation is manageable, and any pregnancy option is possible, even during the busiest seasons of life.  That may sound hard to believe.  But in our forty years of serving women, we’ve seen them conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges time and time again.  Our caring consultants and nurses at Avenue can help you navigate your pregnancy journey one practical step at a time.  We aim to help you move toward your own best outcome.

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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.