Only you can decide what pregnancy decision is best for you. Not only is it illegal for someone to pressure you into one pregnancy choice over another, but it also puts your mental health at risk.

Studies looking at the mental health effects of abortion have found that some women feel depression, anxiety, regret, and other difficult emotions after an abortion—and you’re more likely to experience adverse mental health outcomes if you feel pressured into getting an abortion.

This is why it’s critical to make your own pregnancy choice. This article will explore ways to ensure you’re making your own decision, but if you’d like to talk to someone about your options and learn more about free resources that are here to help, call us at 856.935.0300. 

Learn All You Can About Each Option

It’s important to know that you have three options for your pregnancy: parenting, adoption, and abortion. And each of these options will bring very different outcomes to your life.

When learning about your options, it’s vital to cut through all the noise to ensure you’re getting the facts, which can be a difficult task with so much information online. 

At Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center, we’re here to give you medically accurate information about each of your options and the space to ask questions. 

Once you fully understand your options, you will be more able to stand strong against anyone who tries to pressure you into a choice you don’t agree with.

Learn Key Details About Your Pregnancy 

Before making a pregnancy decision, getting an ultrasound can give you the key information you need to know about your pregnancy to protect your health. These details include:

  • Pregnancy age: This is especially important if you’re considering abortion, as certain options, like medical abortion (also known as the “abortion pill”) are only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is 10 weeks gestation or under.
  • Pregnancy location: In about 2% of pregnancies, a fertilized egg will attach and grow outside the uterus. However, when this happens, it’s a life-threatening situation known as ectopic pregnancy and requires immediate emergency treatment. 
  • Pregnancy viability: Roughly 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and you might not have immediate signs after experiencing one. An ultrasound will look for signs of viability, like a heartbeat, to confirm you’re still pregnant.

You’ve Got This

The choice about how to move forward is yours to make. However, you’re not alone in this. At Cornerstone Women’s Resource Center, we’re here to support you along the way.

Don’t let anyone pressure you into a decision. Get the facts and support your need to make your own choice. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment. You’re stronger than you know, and you’ve got this.