You have choices. Your first choice is to choose where you will go to determine if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, there will be other choices to consider.
As a pregnant woman, you need to know your resource options and how you can be helped. Knowing your choices and how you will be affected is important. One parenting option is self-parenting whether you are single or in a relationship. Another parenting option is parenting through adoption where you can be as little or as much involved as you like in your child’s life. Another option is abortion. Pregnancy Support Center does not refer or perform abortions, but will share procedures and medical information. Your choice is still your choice. Know your choices.
If you have a positive pregnancy test, you have three options: abortion, adoption, or parenting.
If you are considering abortion, you need to know:
Am I really pregnant? A medical quality pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound is the best way to confirm your pregnancy.
How far along am I in my pregnancy? If you're considering abortion, it's important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. What type of abortion will you have? What are the short-term and long-term risks? What are your rights with an abortion provider?
Is my pregnancy normal? You need to know if you are at risk for miscarriage or have a tubal pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention.
We can help you understand your options and help you find answers to these and other questions.
If you are not ready to be a parent, adoption can be a great option. You have many choices with adoption and you may also have many questions. We can help you answer questions like:
How can adoption be good for me and my baby?
Can I choose a family for my baby?
How much contact can I have with my baby after birth and after adoption?
How can I be sure my child will be well cared for?
The option of parenting may seem impossible to you right now and you may have more questions than answers. Whatever your concerns:
- I can't afford a child.
- I can't tell my family.
- My husband/boyfriend doesn't want the baby.
- How would I finish school?
- How would I be able to continue working?
- How would I pay the medical bills?
- I'm too young.
- Where would I live?
- We can talk through your concerns with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.
This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon to substitue for professional medical advice.