If you’re pregnant and not ready to parent, you have options! Deciding between abortion and adoption is not an easy choice. Thankfully, you are not alone.
The Pregnancy Center Clinton is here to help you better understand your options, the different implications of abortion and adoption, and the steps to take in order to make a confident choice for your future.
Types of Abortion Procedures
Women in their first 10 weeks of pregnancy may be eligible to take the abortion pill, also referred to as a medical abortion. A medical abortion procedure uses a chemical process to end the pregnancy and expel the fetal tissue from the uterus.
Surgical abortions, on the other hand, require that the pregnancy tissue is broken apart and removed through various scraping and suctioning techniques. The technique used will depend on how far along you are.
Side Effects and Risks of Abortion
Abortion procedures have been associated with various side effects and long-term health risks. Side effects of abortion may include cramping, bleeding, abdominal pain, nausea, weakness, headaches, diarrhea, fever, chills, vomiting, and dizziness.
Severe health risks and long-term conditions caused by abortion procedures may include infections, sepsis, hemorrhaging, and damage to reproductive organs.
Steps to take before deciding if abortion is right for you
We recommend gathering as much information as possible related to your unique health condition before determining if abortion is right for you. The Pregnancy Center Clinton offers free and confidential pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and more!
Our free services will give you insight into your pregnancy options and any safety or health concerns you may encounter related to abortion, as well as the chance to ask questions and process your feelings in a safe and helpful environment.
Types of Adoption
As you decide if adoption is right for you, it’s important to understand the difference between open and closed adoptions.
In a closed adoption, the birth mother chooses to anonymously place the child with an adoptive family and does not have a relationship with either party moving forward.
Open adoptions, on the other hand, allow the birth mother to choose the family the child will be placed with and maintain some form of relationship with the family after birth. This relationship can be in the form of photos, text or email exchanges, phone or video calls, or in-person, scheduled visits.
While some women do still choose a closed adoption process, today’s adoptions consist of 95 percent open adoption plans.
The important thing to note is that as the birth mother, you would be empowered to make the choices you feel are best, each step of the way.
Steps to take before deciding if adoption is right for you
If you’re considering adoption but are unsure of what steps to take next, we’re here for you!
We recommend scheduling an appointment at The Pregnancy Center Clinton for free medical screenings, including lab-quality pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound, as well as options counseling.
Our staff will help answer any questions you have regarding adoption and connect you with a trusted adoption agency that will walk alongside you to create the plan that’s best suited for you — all at no cost to you.
Schedule your free appointment at The Pregnancy Center Clinton
Are you still unsure whether abortion or adoption is right for you? Schedule your free appointment at The Pregnancy Center Clinton today to learn more about the options available to you!