You may have already ruled out parenting as an option for your unplanned pregnancy. Many women don’t feel ready to parent due to difficult life circumstances, and that’s ok. Now you have two other pregnancy options: abortion and adoption. As you consider both, it’s important to receive clarity about the effects of each option.

No matter which option you choose, it will impact your future in some way. We are here to help you navigate through this major life change and give you the information you need to make a confident decision.

How Does Abortion Work?

If you’re considering the option of abortion, you may be asking many questions like, “Is abortion safe?” or “Does abortion have a lot of health risks?” We know how serious this decision is.

There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical abortion. These different medical procedures are done at different points of pregnancy (medical abortion is only for women up to 10 weeks pregnant). Both procedures work to terminate a pregnancy, either through two forms of medication (mifepristone and misoprostol) or a surgical procedure.                       

The Risks of Abortion

Abortion and adoption each have an emotional impact, but abortion also comes with many physical health risks.

Risks of medical abortion include infection, incomplete abortion (followed up by surgical abortion), heavy bleeding, fever, and digestive system discomfort. With surgical abortion comes risks, including damage to the womb or cervix, uterine perforation, excessive bleeding, infection, and scarring of the inside of the uterus.

Before you schedule an appointment for an abortion, talk to our team today. We can help with the following: 

  • Confirm you are pregnant
  • Determine how far along you are
  • Educate yourself on the different abortion procedures
  • Investigate the alternatives to abortion

What is the Process of Adoption?

Adoption has changed drastically over the years. These days, the birth mother and father create an adoption plan. You have the option to choose the adoptive family and what kind of relationship you want with them. Choose from three plans: open, closed, and semi-open. Your decision is based on the amount of one-on-one contact you want with the adoptive family and your child.

The Emotional Impact of Adoption 

It’s important to understand that adoption is not always easy. There are emotional side effects that come with this option. Some of the common ones include:

  • Anger/guilt
  • Stages of grief
  • Depression 
  • Trauma from separation

Knowing the impact of adoption is important to understand before making a final decision. Talk to our team today to get your questions answered so you can take your next step.

Making Your Decision

You have a big decision ahead of you, but you don’t have to make it alone. We are here to talk more with you about abortion and adoption options. Our pregnancy confirmation services and options counseling are completely free and confidential. We are ready to share accurate information on abortion and adoption while listening to your concerns. 

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