If you’re struggling with an unwanted pregnancy, you might be weighing the options for a solution. Have you researched abortion? Are you looking into adoption?
Learning about the pros and cons of abortion and adoption can help you figure out the right path forward. Here’s a brief summary of what you should know before jumping into a decision.
All About Abortion
Like everything in life, there are pros and cons to having an abortion. Our goal is to present clear, factual information so that you can choose what’s best for you.
Having an abortion can be a quick solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Some women are relieved after the procedure is complete and feel free to continue their lives as planned.
Abortion impacts every woman differently. While some women report feelings of relief, others share feelings of regret, grief, anxiety or depression. This shift in emotions has been studied and researchers agree that women with a history of mental illness are at higher risk for relapsing after an abortion.
Other negative risks following an abortion include:
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Infection or sepsis
- Damage to the womb
Following certain protocols before scheduling an abortion can greatly improve your recovery. One of the best things you can do is have an ultrasound before an abortion. An ultrasound can reveal certain pregnancy complications like an ectopic pregnancy.
Could Adoption Be the Right Choice?
You may have already thought about adoption but need some more information about how the process works.
When you choose adoption, the adoption agency you partner with will assign you an advocate. With your advocate, you will explore financial support opportunities to help cover the costs of housing, prenatal appointments, maternity clothes, and more.
As your pregnancy continues, you will be given the opportunity to hand-pick the family you’d like to raise your child.
One of the greatest impacts in choosing adoption is giving your child life. In choosing life for your child, you will also be fulfilling one family’s dream of parenting. Seeing the joy your gift of adoption brings to a family can be very rewarding.
Choosing adoption means you choose to carry the pregnancy to term. You may experience some difficult physical side effects from pregnancy like swollen ankles, back pain, and weight gain. Enduring birth can also be a traumatic experience for some women.
In addition to pregnancy impacts, the emotional toll of adoption can be difficult to walk through. You might have a hard time grieving the loss of your child. Having a good support system of friends and advocates can greatly improve the process.
Only you can decide what’s best for your pregnancy. You are the one who has to live with the results and recovery process of your choices. We are here to provide support and a friendly environment to care for your pregnancy related needs.
If you need to confirm a pregnancy or schedule an ultrasound, call our office at 314.894.9800 and we will start that process for you today! Remember, who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.