Even when you’re careful, it’s possible for contraception to fail. If this happens to you, it’s important to know your pregnancy options. At Heartbeats, in Zanesville, OH, we understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful. That’s why we work hard to offer compassionate assistance and provide you with a better sense of what steps to take next.
When you come to us for guidance, we will walk you through each of the following pregnancy options:
- Abortion: If you have an unplanned pregnancy, you may choose to have an abortion. However, it’s important to make sure you understand the risks associated with this medical procedure. You also need to ask yourself whether this is your choice or one you’re being pressured to make. While we will discuss this valid option with you during your appointment, only you can make the decision.
- Adoption: Another path to consider if you’re unable to support a child on your own is adoption. There are numerous reasons to consider this pregnancy option, including the desire to know your child is being raised by a stable and successful couple. At Heartbeats, we’ll guide you through the different adoption arrangements, so you can choose the one that makes the most sense.
- Parenting: Although the pregnancy may not be planned, that doesn’t mean you can’t raise the child. While the prospect of doing so may be overwhelming—especially if the father doesn’t want to be involved—don’t dismiss this option without taking the time to discuss it with a professional. We can put the situation into perspective, helping you evaluate whether you can handle raising a child.
Knowing your pregnancy options takes the stress out of an unexpected situation. To find out how Heartbeats can help you, call us at (740) 450-5437. Visit us online to learn more about our confidential services.