Talking to an Options Consultant
If you’re wondering if you’re pregnant, you probably have a lot of thoughts swirling around in your head. You might be happy, excited, scared, angry, or possibly a mix of all of these emotions. That’s totally normal, and how you feel today isn’t necessarily how you’ll feel in a day or two. The realization that your whole life could be about to change can be overwhelming! So what do you do now? We are the experts in understanding an unplanned (or planned) pregnancy, so you have come to the right place.
Your first step is to confirm that you are pregnant with a medical grade pregnancy test. A woman might miss her period for many reasons. A change in diet, exercise, or stress level could cause a late period. Sometimes, women have late periods for reasons they’re never able to trace. You can buy a decent pregnancy test at a grocery store or even the dollar store, but to know for sure, you need a medical grade test. The good news it, we offer then for FREE!
If you’re wondering if it’s too early to test, a good rule of thumb is that a pregnancy test should be accurate right around the first day after a missed period. If your period is irregular, or you don’t know when to expect it, waiting 17 days after you had sex to take the test can usually give you an accurate reading. You can read more about pregnancy tests here.
If you’re pregnant, and it’s unexpected, you might feel completely overwhelmed. You have some of the biggest decisions of your life ahead of you, and right now, you might be making them on your own. Some women know right away they want to keep their baby, and some women already have an abortion plan all figured out. The important thing to remember is that this is your choice to make and it doesn’t have to be rushed. You can, and should, take enough time to educate yourself about all your options. You can read more about your options here.
We believe that the only true choice is a fully informed choice. While you are thinking through your options, it can be helpful to visualize each option. Think about how today’s decision will make you feel now, and try to think about how you’ll feel about it five years from now. Read Amelia’s Story below and be encouraged.
This is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Remember