If you’ve followed the news over the last several months, you may know that some legal changes have occurred regarding abortion, but you may not know what those legal changes are exactly or what they mean for you.
Keep reading to learn more about all your pregnancy options!
Second Trimester Pregnancy Options
Medical professionals measure pregnancies in trimesters. The first trimester goes through 12 weeks, the second trimester through 26 weeks, and the third trimester is from 27 weeks through the end of the pregnancy.
The abortion procedure in your second trimester is a surgical procedure.
The most common second-trimester surgical abortion procedure is a dilation and curettage, commonly called a D&C abortion. This procedure involves the provider removing any contents of the uterus.
Later in the pregnancy, a dilation and evacuation abortion is more typical.
Both surgical options involve dilating (opening) the cervix to allow room for the abortionist to insert surgical instruments into the uterus to remove the pregnancy.
Placing your child with a loving family is an option for you throughout your pregnancy, regardless of trimester.
Birth mothers don’t pay any of the costs associated with the adoption. You can choose different types of adoptions based on what kind of relationship – if any – you want with the child and adoptive family.
A licensed adoption agent can help walk you through your options to choose your best plan.
Your final option is parenting the child. Many women choose this even if the timing doesn’t feel right or they have other concerns. Feeling anxious is common, especially if this is your first pregnancy. But many resources are available to help you feel confident if you parent.
Resource centers like Mosaic Health offer parenting classes and material supplies to come alongside women facing unplanned pregnancies who choose to parent. Contact us for more information on how we can serve and support you.
Evaluating Your Options
We know how unsettling an unplanned pregnancy can feel. We exist to help women walking in your shoes, so they don’t feel alone.
If you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy and want more information on your options, we provide a safe, non-judgmental, welcoming environment for you to process your feelings and make an empowered choice.
Contact us today to get started.