You’ve looked at the pregnancy test over and over. How can it say “Pregnant?” No, that’s just not possible. But if you’ve recently had unprotected (o maybe even protected) sex, it is possible. You could be pregnant.
What is your next step? Even though you’ve received a positive pregnancy test result, are you really pregnant? Experts say up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Since many women don’t even know they’re pregnant when they miscarry, the percentage could be higher, as much as 30% or more.
Ultrasound will tell you if you’ve already miscarried or if a heartbeat can be detected. Plus, you’ll find out how long you’ve been pregnant and where the pregnancy is located, giving you more information you’ll need to know your options.
Your Pregnancy In Trimesters
Every pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Trimesters are measured in weeks since the first day of your last menstrual period. The first trimester is from week 1 to week 13. The second trimester is week 14 to 26, and the third is week 27 to 40.
During your first trimester, you will go through many hormonal changes. You will feel extreme fatigue, swollen breasts, nausea, and mood swings. Your second trimester is known as the “golden period.” Many of the unpleasant side effects of the first trimester disappear.
In the third trimester, you may have swelling in your ankles and fingers, and your belly button may start to stick out. A pregnancy is considered full-term by the end of 37 weeks.
You have several pregnancy options in your second trimester. Whichever option you choose will be life-changing so it’s important to get as much information as possible about each one. Your three options include making an adoption plan, choosing to parent, or abortion.
Making An Adoption Plan
If you’re interested in making an adoption plan for your child, it’s important to select a reputable adoption specialist you trust. No adoption agency or lawyer should charge you for their
services, and many times you can get assistance with medical bills, housing, transportation, and other essentials.
Adoption agencies generally allow you to review potential adoptive parent profiles around 20 weeks. Talk with us and we’ll be happy to provide a list of agencies we can refer you to for more information.
Choosing To Parent
Successful parenting is possible. Many women do not realize the amount of assistance available to help them parent their child(ren).
At Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, we offer a Parenting Program. Our classes educate you through pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, and beyond. By participating in our program, you can receive baby necessities such as cribs, car seats, diapers, baby clothes, and more.
Our centers can also provide you with a host of community referrals, where you can find assistance with housing, childcare, nutrition and so much more.
Colorado is one of seven states with no restricting time limit on when an abortion may be obtained. Once you are in your second trimester, you no longer qualify for the abortion pill method. You must have a surgical abortion.
In-clinic abortion with a major abortion provider in Colorado Springs is offered up to 19 weeks and 6 days after the start of your last menstrual period.
If you decide to have an abortion in Colorado and are under 18 years of age, there is a parental notification law that requires the health care provider to notify your parent or legal guardian 48 hours before you can have the abortion.
We Can Assist You
All three of your choices for your unplanned pregnancy are difficult and require a lot of thought before moving forward. Talk with a client advocate at the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center about abortion procedures, emotional and physical side effects, and risks before scheduling an appointment. You deserve to know the truth.
We can help you sort through the pros and cons of each of your options. Don’t feel like you have to face this alone. We are here to support you in whatever decision you make.
Schedule an appointment with us today! We are here for you.