If you think you could be pregnant but you don’t want to be, what do you do? This is never an easy question to answer. When you find yourself in this situation, you need to talk closely with your partner and loved ones, and also consider the consequences of each choice you can make.  The staff at the Community Pregnancy Center in Prescott, AZ is here to process your options with you and help you reach the decision that is best for you.  Call us today at (928) 778-7654 or visit us online. 

When You Think You’re Pregnant

If you haven’t taken a pregnancy test, that should be your first step. If cost is a barrier, you can get free pregnancy testing done here at our center. Our pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate when taken correctly. This helps you access resources and find answers sooner rather than later.

Once you have taken a pregnancy test, you should also get an ultrasound to ensure your pregnancy is safe. This is an important step even when you don’t want to be pregnant. Pregnancy ultrasounds are the best way of determining whether your pregnancy is normal or whether it could be a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. We offer free ultrasounds at our center for any woman who gets a positive result from their free pregnancy test.

What to Do Next

After you’ve found out you’re really pregnant, you have several options to consider. Each has their upsides and downsides, so you’ll want to think carefully about them all.

First, you can consider abortion. This might be the first thought in your mind, but it’s not as easy as some make it out to be. Abortion procedures can be expensive and painful, and many women are left with lasting grief after going through with one.

You can also think about placing your baby for adoption. While this does mean going through with the pregnancy, most women receive generous financial help from the adoptive family including medical and living expenses. You can also arrange for the adoption to be as open or as closed as you wish, so you can choose the level of contact you’re comfortable with.

Finally, you can consider keeping the baby and parenting. While this might sound inconceivable now, you might be surprised to find out how you handle a child. Many women have children young and go on to have full, successful, and happy lives.

Along with considering your pregnancy options, you should also start an open dialog with the people you trust, such as your partner, your family, your close friends or your doctor. This will help you get answers to your questions, different perspectives on your problems, and support for your choices and decisions. Discuss how you feel about all of your pregnancy options and which one you think might be right for you.

And remember, don’t feel guilty about your feelings. It’s natural to be scared or hesitant about pregnancy, especially when you weren’t expecting it to happen yet. But when you talk about it with your family and friends and consider your options, you’ll find a path forward. It’s only by acknowledging your feelings that you’ll work through them and arrive at the right choice.

Contact Us Today

For free pregnancy help and resources, call the Community Pregnancy Center at (928) 778-7654 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to request one. Our center offers a range of resources including free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds, and more. All our services are free.

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