Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just need someone to talk with, someone who will listen and help you evaluate all your pregnancy options. At Clarity, we know that every pregnancy is unique, whether planned or unplanned, and we want to get to know you and your unique situation. We want to help you understand all of your options so that when you leave our office you feel educated and equipped to make the best decision for you.
During an options consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with one of our caring client advocates about what abortion, adoption or parenting might look like for you. This service is free to all of our clients and all information is kept strictly confidential.
There are many reasons women consider abortion when facing an unexpected pregnancy. Perhaps the father is encouraging you to have an abortion. Maybe you think you’re not ready to be a parent. Or maybe you’re afraid to tell anyone you’re pregnant.
We understand how you feel and you’re not alone. Many people on our staff have been where you are. If you are considering an abortion there are a few things you’ll need to know.
First, you’ll want to confirm that you are really pregnant. Then you’ll want to make sure your pregnancy is normal, and rule out an ectopic pregnancy. Finally, you’ll also want to know how far along you are.
Some of these answers will determine what types of abortion are available to you. You’ll also want to find out about your rights with an abortion provider and consider any short-term and long-term risks. Remember, an abortion is a medical procedure, and you should have all the information needed to make an informed decision.
Adoption is often the last option many women consider when facing an unexpected pregnancy. However, taking a look at this option will empower you to make a better, more informed choice.
With an adoption you really enable yourself to make choices. You can pursue your goals. You don’t have to worry about parenting before you are ready. You have freedom to determine if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father You can also choose the family with whom to place your child. And with an adoption, you can change your mind. That isn’t possible with an abortion.
There are many types of adoptions; closed, semi-open, or open. That is your choice to make. Each year more than 50,000 American women make the choice to place their baby for adoption, often when they at first thought abortion was their only choice.
Many women feel they aren’t ready to be a mom. This happens even to those who have planned to get pregnant. You probably have more questions than answers about parenting, and you may be feeling that it is impossible for you right now.
You aren’t alone. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who have faced similar doubts and questions. Maybe your boyfriend doesn’t want the baby. Or maybe you’re a guy and your girlfriend doesn’t want to be a parent yet. How will you tell your parents? What about school, or work? You may be thinking about the expenses of having a child, or where you will live. All important questions to consider. These potential obstacles can be overcome if you decide to parent.
As you can see, there are many questions to consider as you determine which path is going to be the best one for you. We’re here to help you discuss all your options, consider all the possible outcomes, and let you discover what the right answer is for you.
Clarity Pregnancy Services and Testing Clinic offer health care and evidence based information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.