If you’ve recently missed a period or taken a pregnancy test, you may be worried or even overwhelmed about an unplanned pregnancy test. You’re not alone.
You might be thinking about abortion or considering plan B. You might have questions you can’t ask anyone close to you. That’s why we offer you a full range of resources and support. Now and for your future, you deserve to consider all the facts about parenting, adoption and abortion. We can help you think through your pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision.
What are my options?
- Raising the baby
- Making an adoption plan
- Getting pills for plan B
- Getting an abortion
Each of these choices is difficult. Making a choice means listening to your head and your heart. But you don’t have to do this alone. We will help you look at each option.
What do I need to know to make an informed decision?
- Whether or not I am pregnant
- How far along I am
- The financial resources available to me
- My prenatal care options
- Information about adoption
- Information about abortion
So know the facts, get a free pregnancy test, and take time to explore your options.
We offer the following confidential medical services for when you need to know.
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- Limited OB ultrasounds to verify a viable pregnancy (as indicated)
- Options information
Becoming a parent is a big step. Our peer counselors (staff and volunteers) can walk you through many of the questions that you will want to answer and may feel overwhelmed by. Considering questions like Can I afford to parent?, How will this child change my future plans? and Do I have the help I need to parent? are all good places to start. With the help of our caring staff, parenting education and other community resources, we offer services that equip women to find the answers and support they need to make this choice.
Creating an adoption plan gives you lots of choices. From choosing a family to choosing how involved you would like to be, our counselors can offer education and insight into adoption. You are in control of your choices. Adoption is a decision a woman makes when she wants to provide life to her baby, but is not in a position to provide the life for her child that she wishes.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering an abortion can be overwhelming. At ALC Shelbyville, we have staff and volunteers that have experienced unplanned pregnancies and want to offer support as you face this difficult decision. Our free, confidential services will allow you to confirm your pregnancy, determine how far along you are, and offer emotional support. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, we are dedicated to accurately discuss abortion procedures so you can have all the facts. Since abortion is a medical procedure – and whatever decision you make, your life will change – you owe it to yourself to receive complete information before making a decision. We are here to listen and support you through this process by providing information on all your options.
Help is Available
Facing an unplanned pregnancy presents a lot of questions and can be very stressful. ALC Shelbyville’s staff wants to support and educate you as you go through this difficult time. Our care is confidential and free of charge. Free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are available at ALC Shelbyville. Make an appointment today.