Are you experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and concerned about it impacting your current relationship? Are you questioning what to do next? Or are you nervous about the impact this might have on your relationship?
With a confirmed pregnancy, your life and your relationship have already changed whether you realize it or not. You and your partner have this new shared history together. The choice you now have before you – to continue in your pregnancy or to abort – has the potential to impact your lives in a positive or a harmful way. The reality of this can feel overwhelming, we know. This is why we’re here to first remind you to breathe. You will get through this!
Life changes all the time and what you are experiencing now – your emotions, attitudes, and feelings – will not last forever. It’s true; life is in constant motion. With confidence in knowing your current situation will not last, you may find it helpful to pause, confide in a trusted source, gather accurate medical information about your pregnancy, and then make a decision about how to proceed because a decision you feel you must make today may not actually be your only option.
So what do I do next?
Identifying potential outcomes – good or bad – for tough decisions can help guide you on how to move forward. If you are considering abortion, it is important to know that some relationships suffer after an abortion while others change for a period of time and then go back to a different kind of normal. However, according to psychiatrist Philip Sarrel, “Abortion is frequently a negative turning point in a relationship leaving scars which can undermine the future of the couple either together or as individuals.” Knowing abortion has the potential to impact the longevity and health of your relationship, why not take time to think through your options and about whether abortion is really the right decision for you?
I’m unsure about the choice I will make.
At EPS, we serve women facing unexpected pregnancies every day. It’s okay not to know what you’ll do regarding your pregnancy; most don’t when they make an appointment with us. The best first step is to reach out for help and that’s all that’s needed to set you on the path to making an informed decision.
During your appointment, you can share your concerns and hopes for your future. Maybe you, like many of our clients, have goals and ambitions you want to achieve but you question how to accomplish everything if you choose to carry your pregnancy to term. But perhaps you are also unsure of how you feel about abortion. In this time of uncertainty, it helps to navigate options with someone you trust. If for any reason, you do not feel comfortable talking to your partner, a supportive friend, or a well-meaning family member, you can have confidence that we will be here to listen and to support you.
You can also be assured that you will be treated with respect and compassion. We will provide you with accurate medical facts about your pregnancy and let you know what free resources are available to you. Our goal is for you to feel empowered to make an informed decision for your health and your future because your choice matters!
You have a trusted friend waiting for you.
All services we offer are provided to you at no cost. There are no hidden fees and no obligations since we do not benefit from the decision you make about your pregnancy. We have an easy-to-use scheduling tool on our website to help you make an appointment within minutes. Or, you can call our helpline at 402.554.1000 or text to 402.669.5563 and connect with someone right now.
And remember, you are stronger than you think you are and the way you are feeling now will pass. You can do hard things and we are here to help you through it!