Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary thing. As you consider your various options, such as abortion and adoption, discussing them with someone you trust is important. Pregnancy resource centers exist to help you in this crucial decision. Here at Care Net, we have medical staff available to answer all your questions.
What’s Abortion Like?
Women may choose an elective abortion to terminate a viable pregnancy without needing a health-threatening diagnosis behind their decision. Abortion procedures have risks and complications that can arise and should be thoroughly discussed with a trusted pregnancy center or physician. Protecting your health and wellness is important, as with any medication or medical procedure. Depending on the type of abortion, some risks that should be discussed in depth with your physician are:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Other risks could be:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
Additionally, receiving a physical, confirming pregnancy through a pregnancy test and ultrasound, and giving a complete health history, including a list of currently used medications, is important to help protect your health and safety before an abortion.
What’s Adoption Like?
Adoption can be both challenging and joyous. Some women feel this is the right option for them because they know of other individuals who were adopted and lived fulfilling lives, or women want to help an optimistic couple see their dream of a family become a reality.
Additionally, adoption provides several options that vary depending on the amount of communication and contact you wish to have with the child and family. Certain options are open and flexible, while others are closed to communication and contact. Some options include:
- Open adoption
- Semi-Open adoption
- Closed adoption
Sitting down to understand adoption as a possibility and the options available is the only way you’ll truly know if this choice is right for you. Speak with someone you trust with us here at Care Net; you don’t have to make this decision alone. Care Net offers referrals to local adoption agencies if you would like more information.
Who Can I Discuss All My Options With?
Schedule an appointment with us today if you would like to receive further information on all your options. All appointments and services are free and confidential. We provide pregnancy tests, ultrasounds , STI testing, and options counseling so you can receive the answers you need and make a decision that’s right for you.
You’re not alone; we’re here to support you no matter what.