Women hide their pregnancies for several reasons. Perhaps they feel embarrassed, ashamed, or afraid. However, there’s a difference between hiding your pregnancy and ending your pregnancy. At BsideU For Life, we offer services to help those who may be feeling a range of emotions after discovering they are pregnant.  We hope you will visit us and share your situation so we can help you. No one should feel ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid because of their pregnancy.

What Are Your Reasons for Hiding Your Pregnancy?

If you are afraid because you are pregnant, we want you to know help is available. If someone is abusive, we encourage you to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233). 

Research indicates that abuse often increases when a partner discovers a pregnancy. Don’t live in fear. Call the hotline or text one of our caring team members at 502-309-4951 for assistance. 

Are you ashamed of or embarrassed by your pregnancy? If so, we understand. An unplanned pregnancy is a shock. You may worry about how your parents, partner, or friends will react. 

We can help you with various ways to break the news to your loved ones. You can also invite them to come with you when you visit. 

Have You Confirmed Your Pregnancy?

A late period and a positive pregnancy test may not be enough information to determine if you are pregnant. Experts estimate that 26% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Most occur within the first 12 weeks. 

Because it takes time for your body to return to pre-pregnancy hormone levels, it is possible to get a positive pregnancy test result days or weeks after a miscarriage. Confirming your pregnancy is essential. 

We offer a free, confidential pregnancy test. You may also be eligible for a free ultrasound if your test is positive. Talk with us about confirming your pregnancy before scheduling an abortion.

What About Abortion?

If you’re already hiding your pregnancy, abortion may seem like the best solution. However, learning about the various procedures and potential physical and emotional risks is important so you can be informed and make the best decision possible.

All abortion procedures involve a certain measure of bleeding and cramping. How far along you are in your pregnancy determines the abortion method you qualify for.

The FDA approves the use of abortion drugs (the abortion pill method) through 10 weeks of pregnancy only. 

According to experts, the risks of this method include:

  • An incomplete abortion. This means your pregnancy ended, but not all of the pregnancy tissue left your body.
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work.
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding.
  • Infection and fever.

Some women also struggle mentally after an abortion. They feel shame, guilt, anxiety, or worse.

Your Other Options

Your two other options, making an adoption plan and choosing to parent, would require you to carry your pregnancy to full term. If you would like to know more about these options, we can share referrals to reputable adoption agencies or talk with you about the many resources available for parenting

Is It Time to Call Us?

We’re here for you. Schedule your free, confidential appointment to verify your pregnancy, discuss your situation, and learn about your options. You are not alone. 

We are here for you no matter your decision. Call 502-589-9400 or text 502-309-4951.