It’s critical to know that it’s illegal for someone to pressure you into one pregnancy choice over another. Only you can decide what pregnancy decision is best for you—in fact, your mental health depends on making your own choice.

Studies looking at the mental health effects of abortion have found “the very basic fact that at least some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience”—and you’re more likely to experience adverse mental health outcomes if you feel pressured into getting an abortion.

This is why it’s essential to make your own pregnancy decision. This article will highlight ways to ensure you’re making your own choice. However, if you want to talk with someone about your options and learn more about free resources here to help, contact First Choice Georgia today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Learn About Your Options

You have three options for your pregnancy: parenting, adoption, and abortion. And each of these options will have very different implications in your life.

It’s important to ensure you’re getting the facts when learning about your options, which can be a difficult task with so much information online. 

At First Choice Georgia, we’re here to give you medically accurate information about each of your options and the space to ask questions. 

Once you fully understand your options, you will be more able to stand firm against anyone who tries to pressure you into a choice you disagree with.

Learn Key Details About Your Pregnancy 

Getting an ultrasound is a vital step to learning key details about your pregnancy and protecting your health. These details include:

  • Gestational age: This is especially important if you’re considering abortion, as certain options, like medical abortion (also known as the “abortion pill”), are only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is 10 weeks gestation or under.
  • Pregnancy location: Rarely, a fertilized egg will attach and grow outside the uterus. This is a life-threatening situation known as ectopic pregnancy, and it requires immediate emergency treatment. 
  • Pregnancy viability: As many as 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and you might not have immediate signs after experiencing one. An ultrasound will look for signs of viability, like a heartbeat, to confirm you’re still pregnant. If not, you will need medical follow-up to ensure you don’t experience complications.

You’re Not Alone in This

The choice about how to move forward is yours alone to make. However, you’re not alone in this. At First Choice Georgia, we’re here to support you along the way.

Don’t let anyone pressure you into a decision. Get the facts and make an educated choice for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment.