Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant can be scary. All the questions, scenarios, and options can feel overwhelming. 

Looking into the future, you have three options available: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Keep reading to learn a little more about each option and get clarity on which is the best choice for you. 

All About Abortion

Women who wish to terminate their pregnancy have the option of a medical or surgical abortion. Medical abortions are only effective up to 10 weeks, while surgical abortions can be performed much later. 

Both procedures carry risks and side effects and it’s important to understand the details. Abortion has been documented to not only impact your physical health but your mental health as well. 

Discussing your health history with a trusted physician will ensure you’re a good candidate for abortion and pave the way for a better recovery. 

Is Adoption Right For Me? 

Choosing adoption means carrying your pregnancy to term and working with an adoption agency to create a plan you’re comfortable with. As the birth mother, you get to select the family that will raise your child and how involved you wish to be in your child’s life. 

Open adoptions allow birth mothers to have contact and communication as their child grows. Closed adoptions restrict your information from being shared with the family chosen and are a completely hands-off option. 

Adoption can be wonderfully rewarding but it can also be very tough to endure emotionally.

Am I Ready to Parent?

Parenting requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. While it might seem overwhelming at first, many women find full and happy lives as mothers. 

Finding local parenting classes and other ways to support your journey can help you feel empowered and successful.

Future Planning 

An unplanned pregnancy isn’t easy. But it’s important to be informed of all your options moving forward so you can be confident you’ve made the best decision for your life. 

Crisis Pregnancy Center provides no-cost pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and educational classes for women in need. Women can learn more about their options and even be connected with local resources. 
You don’t have to walk this road alone. Reach out to us to get the honest answers you deserve.