If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, had a previous abortion, and are looking to avoid another one, the good news is that you have options. 

Every woman’s abortion experience is unique, but for some women, the abortion experience can cause trauma, adverse physical and mental health outcomes, and emotional pain. No matter your reasoning for wanting to avoid another abortion, your reasons are valid and understandable. And if you need someone to talk to, we’re here

This article will outline your other pregnancy options, which include parenting and adoption, and offer strategies for thinking through which option is right for you.

Is Parenting Right for Me?

Parenting might feel impossible in your life right now. But the most important factor in determining whether parenting is right for you is whether you have a heart for parenting and desire to parent. 

If even a small part of you wants to parent, then it’s possible, no matter your circumstances. Whatever difficulties you’re facing right now, they can change for the better in time. For example, if you’re feeling financially unstable, if you work toward a higher-paying job or finish school, your finances can increase if given time and hard work. 

While only you can know if parenting is right for you, the following questions can help you think through this option:

  • Do I have a heart to parent? 
  • What concerns me most when it comes to parenting? 
  • What might my life look like if I choose to parent?
  • How can I work toward my goals while parenting?

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Adoption is a pregnancy choice that is full of options, depending on what you’re comfortable with. However, it can also be an emotionally difficult, selfless decision. Adoption means carrying your pregnancy to term and allowing an adoptive family to raise the child, but it also means giving that child hope and a future.

If you’re considering adoption, it’s critical to speak with an adoption counselor to ensure that you understand the process and that your needs and desires are kept at the forefront of everything.

When thinking about whether adoption is right for you, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What concerns me most when it comes to adoption?
  • What questions do I have about adoption?
  • How might I feel if I choose adoption?
  • What kind of life do I want for my child? How can adoption make this happen?

You’re Not Alone

Navigating an unplanned pregnancy for a second time can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. At Vie Medical, we understand what you’re going through, and we’re here for you.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment. Or give us a call at (620) 235-0605.