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If you think you might be pregnant, and you’re looking for information on your options, abortion may be something you’re considering and perhaps you're thinking:
Some women feel like now isn’t a good time to have a baby, or they worry that they won’t be able to continue on in school. Because abortion is a permanent decision, it can be a good idea to take a couple of days to get as much information as you can about all your options to make the best choice for you.
We understand how you may be feeling, and you're not alone. Fear, confusion, and anger are just some of the feelings that you may be experiencing. Before you decide, you deserve to know the facts. We can help you understand the different types of abortion procedures for your stage of pregnancy, as well as, the short and long term risks to consider. You have choices when it comes to your pregnancy, and we are here to help explain your options.
Before you deal with the stress of that decision, though, it’s a good idea to make sure you’re pregnant. Many women who contact us are upset about needing to make this choice, because they are late for their period. But, a late period is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy, and there are many different things that can cause a period to be late. Things like stress, a change in diet, or a change in exercise can all have an effect on a woman’s period. To know for sure, it’s always a good idea to have a pregnancy test. We provide free, and confidential pregnancy tests.
Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life-changing event that has significant physical, emotional, and spiritual effects. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion.
For an overview on the different abortion procedures click here.
There is evidence that abortion is associated with a decrease in emotional health. For some women these negative emotions may be very strong and can appear within days or after many years. This psychological response is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the symptoms include: eating disorders, relationship problems, guilt, depresssion, flashbacks of abortion, suicidal thoughts, and alchohol and drug abuse.
Explore Your Options. You have the right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy. Real empowerment comes when you find the strength and resources necessary to make your best choice.
Here are your other options: 1. Parenting — Choosing to continue your pregnancy, and to parent is very challenging. With the support of caring people, parenting classes, and other resources, many women find the help they need to make this choice. 2. Adoption — You may decide to make an adoption plan for your child. Each year over 50,000 women in America make this selfless choice. This loving decision is often made by women who first thought abortion was their only way out.
Remember, no person will have to live with the effects of this decision as much as you will. If your boyfriend or parents are pressuring you to make a quick decision, explain your needs, and try to involve them in counseling to explore other options. You have the right to continue with this pregnancy.
Help is available and we are here to help. Would you like more information, or would you like to talk with someone? Call for a free, confidential appointment. 304-622-1953
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THIS CENTER DOES NOT PERFORM OR REFER FOR ABORTIONS. This information is for general purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.