You’re thinking about scheduling an abortion appointment. There are a few things you need to do first to make sure you make the most informed choice possible.

Verify your pregnancy

There are a few ways to verify your pregnancy. If you saw the 2 pink lines at home, make sure you followed the manufacturer’s exact instructions for your pregnancy test. Most tests are invalid after a certain number of minutes. Another place to officially verify your pregnancy is at a doctor’s office.

Or, if you need a quick and free test, come in to A Better Choice, where our tests are lab-quality, free, and confidential. Plus, besides your pregnancy tests, we give you personalized care and resources to fit your exact situation. You can either schedule an appointment or walk in anytime.

Verify gestation with an ultrasound

It’s important to know exactly how far along you are because that will determine what types of abortions you will qualify for. It’s possible to estimate how far along you are by counting 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. However, that isn’t always an accurate date, especially if you have irregular cycles or any recent birth control usage.

However, with an ultrasound, your fetus can be measured for a more accurate gestation. An ultrasound will give you full knowledge of your situation using the best medical technology available. At A Better Choice, we offer free ultrasounds as part of helping guide you to make the best decision for you.

Think through all your options

An abortion is a huge decision to make. Make sure you are familiar with all the types of medication and surgical abortions, as well as their side effects and emotional effects. It may seem like the quickest fix, but nothing comes without its challenges and long term effects. Make sure you are not being pressured by any people or circumstances in your life.

Parenting may not seem like a realistic option right now, but there are many local resources that may be able to change that for you. If you’re struggling financially, we can take the next nine months to get you in a better place. If you have a toxic father of the baby, we can help you explore the realities and legalities of single parenting. Parenting is filled with a lot of joy and a lot of challenges, and we will be real with you about how it might look in your life.

Adoption might also be an option for you. You can choose a family to place your child with and you can choose how much you see your child as they grow up. Adoption involves a lot of sacrifice but can bring a lot of hope to a hard situation. We can help connect you with an adoption attorney if you’re interested in learning more about this option.

Talk it over confidentially and transparently @ ABC

A Better Choice is a great first stop to make, since all our services are free and confidential, and we make no profit off of your decision. We just want to hear your story and walk with you through this tough time in your life. Talk over everything with a client advocate who truly cares about you and will take all the time you need.

Call us today to make an appointment. Hope is available for you.

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