UNPLANNED PREGNANCY
& YOUR OPTIONS

You are not alone. You have alternatives. You have Options.

At Options, you can calmly sort out your thoughts and emotions and consider all your choices in light of the free counseling and resources we offer.

Schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor about the resources available in your community.

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YOUR PREGNANCY DECISION

Unplanned pregnancy can create a lot of questions without easy answers. Because we believe that everyone should have access to accurate and complete information and early care, all of our services are free. No income requirements, no applications, no insurance billing. You don’t have to face life’s difficult decisions alone. Be sure you know your options and alternatives.

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ADOPTION & INTERIM CARE

Modern adoption has changed. You’re in control. You can choose the best plan for you and your baby. Learn more by contacting Options. Come in and meet with someone who can help guide you through the wide variety of choices that are open to you.

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PARENTING

Parenting can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Our counselors are trained to guide parents to numerous community resources that are available. Ongoing parenting skills classes and support for Moms and Dads are also available to help you with the hardest job you’ll ever love.

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POST-ABORTION SUPPORT

It’s estimated that one in three women have had an abortion in this country. Every woman’s experience is unique but some common feelings after abortion are initial relief, then sadness, anger, guilt, regret, anxiety, and grief. If you are experiencing any or all of these feelings, it might help to talk to someone who cares, someone who will will listen and understand without judgement.

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FAQ

Am I really pregnant? Why is an early ultrasound necessary?

Even if you have a positive urine or blood pregnancy test, you may not have a viable pregnancy. An ultrasound exam is the only way to be sure. Get a free ultrasound at Options after you schedule your first appointment.

* An ultrasound examination is available during the first trimester for women who are not yet under a doctor’s care. The purpose of the ultrasound is limited to diagnosis of viability and gestational age.

What should I know before considering abortion?

Get a FREE Ultrasound at Options
If an ultrasound reveals that the pregnancy will end naturally, abortion will not be necessary.

Get Tested for STDs at Options
You must know whether you are infected with an STD prior to having an abortion. There are often no symptoms. Abortion opens the cervix creating a high risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) if you are infected. PID is a leading cause of infertility.

Click here for information on STD’s: www.cdc.gov/std

I think I want to carry my pregnancy to term. What should I do?

Meet with an RN and schedule an ultrasound at Options
An early (1st trimester) ultrasound will accurately measure the baby’s gestational age. We can determine your need for prenatal vitamins and care. (Prenatal vitamins are available at no cost.)

* An ultrasound examination is available during the first trimester for women who are not yet under a doctor’s care. The purpose of the ultrasound is limited to diagnosis of viability and gestational age.

I’m not ready to be a parent, but I want to keep my baby. What should I do?

Interim care is a real choice that offers you the gift of time. Private, temporary, foster care will give you the time you need to get back on your feet before becoming a full time parent. Call to talk to someone who can help, or schedule an appointment now.

I haven’t been myself after my abortion. Can you help?

Yes! You are not alone, it’s estimated that one in three women have had an abortion in this country and many have delt with mixed feelings of regret & relief. If you are experiencing any or all of these feelings, it might help to talk to someone who cares, someone who will will listen and understand without judgement.

Schedule an appointment today to speak with one of our counselors.

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FOR SERVICE DETAILS

FREE
CLASSES

Ongoing parenting skills classes and support for Moms and Dads are available to help you with the hardest job you’ll ever love.

FREE
TESTS

We’ll help you get access to doctors, clinics, and non-profits in your immediate area so you can receive the support you need.

COMMUNITY
RESOURCES

We offer free pregnancy test, ultrasounds, and STD testing to give you an accurate picture of your pregnancy and the related factors.

COUNSELING

Our counselors offer valuable help with topics such as unplanned pregnancy decision making, parenting, & post-abortion depression.

RESOURCES

Pathways to Integrated Care During Pregnancy

Options’ integrated care approach addresses you as a whole person to include early prenatal intervention as well as attention and care to all other areas of your life that will be affected by your unplanned pregnancy.

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Why Options is Your Go-To Place for Unplanned Pregnancy

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