You didn’t expect to be pregnant? If so, you are not alone. According to the CDC, more than half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

If you don’t feel ready to be a mother, you may be considering an abortion. But before you make an appointment, you need to do three things.

Grow up sonogram

Before you can make any decisions, you need to know how far along you are in your pregnancy. For example, you could not take the abortion pill if you are more than 10 weeks old. If you are already in your second or third trimester, the type of abortion you will need will be much more intrusive and expensive. A sonogram will confirm your pregnancy and alert you to any pregnancy complications.

A sonogram will also confirm if your pregnancy has a heartbeat and is healthy. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. If no heartbeat is detected, you will not need to schedule an abortion.

What to do with a pregnancy is a big decision.

It should not be done quickly or without taking the time to educate yourself about abortion. You will feel more confident about your decision if you have a lot of information about it. You won’t have to look back and wonder “what if I had asked more questions?”

Some important questions to ask before an abortion include:

  • What are the risks of abortion?
  • How much does an abortion cost?
  • How will the abortion affect me mentally and emotionally?
  • Is the clinic I am considering a statistically safe place? How many times have you had to send women to a hospital by ambulance for complications?
  • Why am I considering abortion? Is it because of external pressure from family or a boyfriend? Is this the right choice?

These are all questions we can discuss with you at our clinic. We have helped provide information for women in your situation many times. We can provide accurate and proven answers to your questions.

Consider your alternatives.

Before choosing abortion, you should consider alternatives so that you can feel confident in your choice. The reality is that abortion is an option, and it may not be the best option for you.

Adoption may be more suitable for you if you are not ready to become a mother and do not want to pay for an abortion. When you choose adoption, you choose to receive financial assistance to help pay for medical bills and other costs that may include housing and food. You are also choosing to make an expecting family very excited as they welcome your baby into their home. You are choosing to be in control, as you will be choosing the adoptive family and deciding how much contact you will have with your baby in the future. There are many more benefits of adoption that we’d be happy to discuss with you.

Being a mother may be a possibility for you, even if you don’t feel ready. The truth is that no person is truly prepared to become a mother. But once you give birth, your natural instincts kick in and the love you feel for your child trumps all other fears. If you choose to parent your children, our clinic can help you find the necessary resources, such as diapers and clothing, as well as other supplies.

The government also offers some financial assistance programs for single mothers that can help.

Whats Next?

If you’re going through an unplanned pregnancy and need a free ultrasound, someone to ask questions, or information about your different options, we’re here to help. Call us today or come to our clinic. We would be happy to help!