As I meet with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, I hear this often. Some tell me they might want kids in the future, but now is not the right time.
I start by encouraging her to slow down and think about her options. She has time to weigh all the information needed to make a decision that will impact her for the rest of her life.
She may think she can abort this time and try again when the timing is better, but the certainty of future pregnancies is not guaranteed. Her pregnancy might not have been planned, but maybe her future just looks a little different than she thought.
Many women want to finish their education and that is something I highly encourage. Education is important and it is certainly possible to finish it with a child. Think of the strong example that child will have in a mother who persevered to finish her education. We help women work on scholarships, childcare, and meeting student visa requirements when they are dedicated to finishing their education. For young women in high school, adoption can be an option that gives them more flexibility to finish their education and also gives their baby life. These are different decisions, but we work with some really strong women who just need support to accomplish their goals.
Your life isn’t over – it’s just starting. It will be much richer and more beautiful than you can imagine, for what seems hard today will give you strength and wisdom for tomorrow.
At Advice & Aid our goal is to empower women to make educated choices about their health and well-being. We provide medical and educational services before, during and after pregnancies for women and their partners. We can provide answers to all the questions they should be asking before having an abortion…all at no cost! We also offer programs for women who have experienced an abortion in the past and are seeking help and healing.
Your first step, no matter where you are in the process, is as easy as clicking a button to schedule an appointment to come in and just talk with one of our client advocates. No pressure, no judgment. Just the answers that you are looking for.