You may feel your life has significantly changed with the news of an unplanned pregnancy. You might be uncertain about your options and searching for practical support. This is understandable; many women report feeling vulnerable and anxious at this time. 

Luckily, help is possible. You don’t need to struggle to find answers. Lilli Women’s Center can provide the information you deserve, even if you’ve decided not to parent.

Must-Knows About Abortion

You may already know about abortion procedures, or perhaps you’ve heard them mentioned on social media or by loved ones. You’ll need to make a confident pregnancy decision, and learning the facts is the best way to start. 

Medical abortion occurs up to 10 weeks gestation. Mifepristone and misoprostol, the two drugs used during a medical abortion, work together to end and expel the pregnancy from the uterus. Every woman who undergoes this process will experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding, though other side effects like headache, fever, and chills are also possible.

Surgical abortion occurs later in pregnancy and uses medication, surgical instruments, and/or suctioning to remove the pregnancy. This is always an in-clinic procedure and requires careful monitoring. Cramping and bleeding also occur. 

Your risk of developing problems like infection or heavy bleeding increases if either abortion method is performed in an unsanitary environment or if you are further along. With medical abortion, purchasing medication online or without medical supervision poses serious health risks.  

Women have also experienced mental health effects after abortion, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Consider your beliefs about abortion and your current mental state when considering your pregnancy options. 

How Will I Feel During the Adoption Process?

Adoption can provoke complex emotions in women. Many wonder how they could place a child with another family, while others look to the decision as one of hope and expectation. Adoption support has increased dramatically in recent years, with many birth mothers playing an active role.

You may choose adoption for various reasons, including wanting a better life for the child and moving them into a safer situation. This option can be difficult, but support is available. And you will never pay for any adoption service. 

Multiple plans exist for birth moms, including:

  • Open adoption: You choose the adoptive family and have regular contact with the child.
  • Semi-open adoption: A relationship is formed with the adoptive family, but contact occurs through a third-party adoption agency or attorney.
  • Closed adoption: This option provides the most privacy. Your information remains confidential, and all records are sealed.

Lilli Women’s Center gives adoption information and answers your questions. We don’t pressure you to make a specific pregnancy decision and offer information without judgment. 

Options Information at Lilli Women’s Center

You don’t need to decide without support if you have an unplanned pregnancy. Lilli Women’s Center offers trustworthy and comprehensive options information

Contact us today to learn about our no-cost and confidential services.