If you are considering the options of how to address an unplanned pregnancy, they include abortion, parenting, and adoption.
You may hear abortion promoted as the most convenient option of the three, but it’s important that you take charge of your reproductive health and consider how it impacts your emotional and mental health as well.
By doing your own research, you can confidently make an informed decision. At our center, you’ll have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like before committing to the option of adoption as well.
There are several studies that reveal the possibility for increased mental health issues for women after having an abortion, although for some it is immediate while others it is more long-term. While there are other potential physical risks for abortion, the mental health consequences are a very real component that should be factored into the equation.
Some potential side-effects after an abortion include:
Because you are the mother, this gives you complete control over the details of potential adoption.
The details of adoption look different in every situation, but what’s essential is that you, the biological parent, know that you will have total control over the details, so it can be as open or closed as you would like.
Now that you know a bit more about the mental health consequences of abortion as well as the possibilities of adoption, you should confirm your pregnancy with free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasound at our center. This will confirm what options you are eligible for and our client advocates will provide a safe space for you to evaluate the best option for you.