If you’re reading this post, it’s likely because you recently learned you’re pregnant. It wasn’t planned, and now you’re scared, uncertain and feeling alone. You’re considering an abortion, but it just doesn’t feel right somehow, and you could use some advice. We understand, and we hope this helps…
First: Ask Yourself this Question
Am I considering an abortion out of fear, or because I truly believe it’s the right thing to do? When we’re scared, our primal minds drive us to quickly think of the fastest, easiest way out. With an unplanned pregnancy, getting an abortion can feel like that escape route. But abortion is never truly the easy way out. The emotional, psychological and sometimes physical impacts can stay with you for a lifetime. If, however, you’re able to release that fear and calm your mind, you may find abortion doesn’t line up with your morals, values or beliefs.
Second: Think About the Alternatives
Parenting and adoption are both beautiful alternatives to abortion. Think about it, perhaps your unplanned pregnancy is actually a blessing. After all, raising a child can be life’s most rewarding experience. It can unlock strength you never imagined possible and fill your heart with unmatched love. Adoption can also be a wonderful gift, both to your baby and to a family longing for a child to love. If you decide adoption is the right path, creating an adoption plan empowers you to specify things like your preferred type of adoptive family, how your medical expenses will be paid and the amount and type of contact you wish to have as your baby grows up.
Third: Talk with Someone Who Knows
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is too much for anyone to bear alone. Sometimes, however, the idea of talking with your baby’s father or your own family or friends can be uncomfortable or intimidating. A pregnancy options counselor can be just the right person to listen without judgment, answer your unplanned pregnancy questions and offer unbiased advice. At Sira in Gainesville, our counselors have helped hundreds of women get the support, information and resources they need to make informed choices about their pregnancy options.
If you’re considering abortion, contact Sira today at 352-377-4947 and talk with one of our pregnancy options counselors. We’re here to offer you help for today and hope for tomorrow.