You don’t want to make a pregnancy decision lightly. Your choice has significant consequences, and you deserve to receive all the facts.
Before choosing a pregnancy option like abortion, you should take some essential steps. Protect your health and give yourself the information you need to move forward.
Even if you are thinking about abortion, you need to receive key pregnancy details. Undergoing a limited obstetrical ultrasound at a pregnancy center like Azar House is your first step. Ultrasounds reveal information about your pregnancy’s viability, gestational age, and location.
Up to 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, and if you are having one, you are not eligible for an abortion. An ultrasound will determine whether your pregnancy is growing and has a heartbeat. Moreover, you’ll learn how far along you are and your pregnancy’s location.
Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to a location outside the uterus, such as a fallopian tube. This condition is dangerous and life-threatening if left untreated. Get the facts you need with an ultrasound before making a pregnancy decision.
Regular STD testing is essential if you are sexually active. And if you are pregnant, STDs can be passed from mother to baby through pregnancy or childbirth. This can result in complications like premature birth.
Pregnancy doesn’t protect you from contracting an STD, which can be acquired through sexual activity or bodily fluids. Not all STDs are symptomatic, and if you leave one untreated, you can develop complications like:
Free or low-cost STD testing is available at various locations, including medical clinics and pharmacies. Or you can ask your healthcare provider about options.
Review your pregnancy options once you have ensured your health is in order. Learning about adoption, parenting, and abortion will help you get the facts about each option and understand the possible risks of abortion procedures.
Azar House offers free and confidential options education in a non-judgmental setting. You’ll also receive information about the resources available if you choose parenting or adoption. You owe it to yourself to make an informed choice.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy, do not despair. Support is available.