Pregnant and not ready to become a parent? You have options!
When deciding whether abortion or adoption is the right option for you, you’ll want to take time to gather information on both options, explore the resources and help available to you, and consider what’s best for you and your future.
There are two main types of abortion procedures — surgical and medical.
A medical abortion, also called the abortion pill, is available in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and uses two pills. The first pill ends the pregnancy by depriving it of the support it needs to survive, and the second pill expels the pregnancy tissue from the womb through a process of contractions.
Surgical abortion procedures use various invasive methods to extract the pregnancy from the uterus. A surgical abortion can be used to terminate a pregnancy at various stages of development depending on the laws in the state where the procedure is being accessed. What are the side effects and risks of abortion?
Women can expect various side effects and long-term health risks when receiving an abortion. These can include cramping, bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, weakness, headaches, diarrhea, fever, chills, vomiting, dizziness.
Women may also experience more severe risks such as infections, sepsis, hemorrhaging, and damage to reproductive organs.
In order to truly determine if abortion is the right option for you, we recommend scheduling a free appointment at your local pregnancy center where you’ll receive important screenings, tests, and information to help you make an informed choice.
At ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, you’ll have access to free pregnancy testing, an ultrasound scan, peer counseling services, material assistance, and more!
An ultrasound scan will provide you with crucial information regarding your pregnancy, including its age, location, viability, and other potential health concerns.
Our peer counseling services will equip you with information on the safest options for you and will allow you to ask any questions you might have about abortion.
Adoptions come in all shapes and sizes and as the birth mother, you would be able to design an adoption plan that suits your unique desires for your pregnancy.
There are two main types of adoptions to consider. While uncommon today, closed adoptions are an option for women who choose to place the child anonymously and who do not wish to have a relationship with the child or the adoptive family after giving birth.
Open adoptions are the best option for birth mothers who would like to play a more active role in choosing a family for the child and who would like to remain connected to the child after birth.
Open adoption plans will likely involve some relationship with the family and child, whether that’s through in-person visits or more remote communication, such as email, phone calls, or photos.
Not sure what form of adoption would be best for you? ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is here to help you explore your adoption options and can refer you to someone that will help you make a plan that works best for you and your pregnancy!
Are you unsure if adoption is right for you?
Visit ALC Pregnancy Resource Center to learn more about your pregnancy through a free ultrasound scan and to discuss your options openly with one of our counselors!
We will help you explore the first steps of adoption and will connect you with an adoption agency that will be by you each step of the way!
Whether you’re still exploring abortion or are ready to start an adoption plan today, ALC Pregnancy Resource Center is here for you!
Our services are offered at no cost and are designed to help empower you to make an informed choice for your pregnancy.