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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.

What’s Your First Response to Your Unplanned Pregnancy?

Your period is late. Your hands shake as you tear open the home pregnancy test and your heart pounds in your chest while you wait for the results. Two lines appear. To be sure, you take another test with the same results. Just as your stomach takes a...

Why Options is Your Go-To Place for Unplanned Pregnancy

“Wow! I can’t believe the heartbeat sounds so strong!” Hearing the first sounds of life during an ultrasound was a revelation to Stephanie, an Options client who was considering abortion. Before her Options ultrasound, Stephanie* thought she would have an...

Talking it Over is Better than Suffering in Silence

You know that moment.When you find out you are pregnant and you don’t want to be. Your first impulse is to google abortion and to make an appointment at a clinic that pops up on your cell phone or tablet.Done.But then doubt sets in. This isn’t me, you...

Cruising Past the Curves of Accidental Pregnancy

Wouldn’t it be great if something like a Pavement Ends sign magically appeared at crucial moments in your life to warn you when things were about to get rough? A sign would give you some time to brace yourself for what’s coming just before you hit the...

The Moody Blues and Unplanned Pregnancy

Finding out you’re pregnant when you don’t want to be can be a real buzz kill and give you a case of the blues, otherwise known as a bad mood. A bad mood has the potential to spill over into all areas of your life, trapping you in a cycle of...

Feeling Sad At Christmas: A Guide for Post Abortive Women

Many people don’t feel happy during the holidays. For some, lack of Christmas spirit goes deeper than just being a scrooge. There are all kinds of reasons for the holiday blues: money problems, sickness, the loss of a loved one, loneliness, and one that is...

Pregnant? Now What?

So you have a positive test.Don’t know what to do next?To laugh or to cry?To verify or deny?Options can help.We offer free medical services, including an early ultrasound to verify the stage of your pregnancy, plus options counseling to help you figure things out.For...

Thank You For Not Judging

“Thank you for not judging me.”We can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard these words spoken by women (and men) who visit Options.It seems like it shouldn’t be a big deal – to go somewhere for help and not feel judged. But to the thousands of women (and...

We’re On Your Side

Right now you may be staring at your phone not sure if you should call or text Options.What would you say?How would you find the right words to ask for help?* Ruby felt all choked up inside when she called to make an appointment. Like you, she didn’t know...