Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a huge shock, leaving you feeling confused or worried. Many people in your position feel they are in an impossible situation, with very few options to choose from and no one to help them.
However, it is important to remember that you are not alone.
Every day, Woman to Woman Health Center talks with women who feel just like you. Although you may feel pressure to make a quick decision regarding your pregnancy, it’s important to take some time to learn the facts first. That’s why we make it easy to get the information and advice you need – without lectures or judgment – so you can make the choice that’s right for you.
Pregnancy termination is just one of several options. The information provided here contains only the basic facts, so it’s best to schedule an appointment to meet with our medical personnel for more detailed information. A sonogram (ultrasound) can be provided to verify the viability of your pregnancy. While we do not perform or refer for abortion procedures, our goal is to ensure every woman makes an informed decision regarding her pregnancy following her visit with us.
Questions to Ask Yourself
If you are considering terminating your pregnancy, it is important to be thinking about the following:
How far along are you in your pregnancy?
The cost and type of abortion are determined by the number of weeks a woman is pregnant. To determine how far along in the pregnancy you are, you must have an ultrasound performed. Woman to Woman Health Center can provide you with a no-cost sonogram.
Are you sure you have a viable pregnancy?
Have you verified the baby has implanted and is growing in your uterus? It is not uncommon to have a positive pregnancy test result, yet the pregnancy may not be viable (as evidenced by a fetal heartbeat) or developing in the right place (as in the uterus). Approximately one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, and it is also possible to have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, which can be a dangerous health risk.
Before considering various pregnancy termination procedures, it is strongly recommended you have a sonogram to determine the results of the questions above.