Consider Your Options

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, we’re here to help! The most important advice we can give you is to consider all of the following options before making a decision about how you want to proceed. Just remember—you’re not alone! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help walking through these options.

Abortion

If you’re thinking about having an abortion, it is important to remember that abortion is a medical or surgical procedure and there are risks associated with it. Some abortion clinics make a lot of money from the procedure which is why they might try to convince you it is your best option, regardless of the health risks. You deserve to know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision.  You will be the one to deal with the consequences of whatever decision you choose to make.

Perhaps you’re thinking:

  • The father is insisting on an abortion
  • I’m not ready to be a parent
  • I can’t tell anyone I’m pregnant

We know exactly how you feel. Some of us have experienced the exact same feelings and concerns. But if you’re considering an abortion, you need to consider the following first:

  • Am I really pregnant? Be sure to have a professional quality pregnancy test and ultrasound scan to know for sure.
  • How far along am I? An ultrasound scan would tell you if the pregnancy is viable and located in the uterus and would give a more accurate estimated age of the embryo.
  • What types of abortion procedures are available to me? See Abortion Medications and Procedures section.
  • Do I know what the qualifications of my potential abortion provider are? Find out the name of the doctor who will perform your abortion procedure and confirm that he/she is licensed in the state and is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and if there are any actions against him/her.  In NH, go to http://www.nh.gov/medicine/ Call the office to see if he/she has admitting privileges at a hospital in the event there is an emergency.
  • What are my rights with abortion providers? Abortion is a medical or surgical procedure and there are risks to your health you should be informed about.  You have the right to be informed of the type of procedure or medication you will receive as well as any potential complications.  Be sure to ask as many questions as you need, to be sure you understand how you could be affected physically and emotionally.
  • What if I want to change my mind? Abortion is your choice-you have the right to change your mind at any time.  It’s OK to say “I need more time to consider my decision,” even if you are on the table prepped for the procedure.  Don’t feel pressured to proceed just because you feel like you have to.  It’s your body; you have the right to listen to your instincts.

We can help you understand your choices and your pregnancy, discuss your health and explain your abortion options. You don’t have to make this important decision alone.

Adoption

You have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open, semi-open or closed (confidential)?  In an open adoption, you could know your child and be a part of your child’s life by agreement with the adoptive parents. Will it be private or will you use an agency? You are in the driver’s seat when making an adoption plan and there are lots of things to consider if you don’t want an abortion but aren’t ready to be a parent.  You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose. We can help you understand your options with adoption and determine if adoption is the right choice for you or not.

Parenting

You may have more questions than answers about parenting and maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things such as:

  • My partner doesn’t want the baby but I do
  • I can’t tell my family
  • How will I finish school?
  • How will I continue working?
  • Where will I live?
  • I don’t have medical insurance
  • I can’t afford a child
  • I’m too young

We can talk about all these issues with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.

Please call for your appointment now at 603-358-6460. We’re here to help you.

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