I’m Pregnant, Now What?

Maybe you took a pregnancy test at home, maybe you took one at the Lennon Center. Either way, you noticed two little lines or a plus sign.

You do a double take.

No, this can’t be right.

So you check again. You even take another test. Positive. Still positive. You try to talk yourself out of it, there’s just no way. I’m not ready to be a mom.

Depending on how far along you are, you have a decision to make. When you find out you’re pregnant you have three options: parent, adoption, abortion. All three choices come with lifelong consequences so it’s very important to think things through.

Parenting:

Babies are a fun part of life. They are cute, cuddly, and giggly (most of the time). While all these things may be true, babies are A LOT of work and they completely change the lives of you and your partner.

At the Lennon Center we support your choice to parent. We want to help young mothers and fathers to be the best parents they can be. We do this by providing parenting education and support classes for you, your partner, and your child.

Adoption:

It’s very possible that you haven’t had accurate and realistic information available to you about adoption, or you have been embarrassed, afraid, or influenced by some of the negative things you have heard about adoption to even ask questions. Adoption can be beneficial to you, and especially, your baby.

Many people have misconceptions about the adoption process. If you expressed to someone that you were considering adoption they may have said something to you like, “Oh, adoption isn’t good for your baby,” or, “You will regret that decision.” These comments are made by people who have a false understanding of adoption.

Did you know that you can choose your baby’s parents, and often, the baby can go straight home with them from the hospital? Did you know that we may be able to help you with expenses during your unplanned pregnancy? There are many misconceptions about adoption, so be sure to do your research and ask questions.

CLICK HERE to browse through some frequently asked questions regarding adoption.

CLICK HERE to read common myths and facts regarding adoption.

Abortion:

There are many different types of abortion procedures; a few are listed below.  Our counselors are available to discuss these and answer other questions you may have. All medical procedures carry risks. Be sure to speak with someone who will explain all the risks and benefits of abortion so you can make a fully informed decision.

Medical Abortion Using Mifepristone and Misoprostol

Suction Curettage-1st Trimester (up to 12 Weeks)

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)-2nd Trimester or later (after 12 week)

Medication-Induced Abortion-2nd Trimester or later (after 16 weeks)

For facts and statistics on abortions in Michigan, CLICK HERE.

 

Whatever you’re facing, don’t face it alone. Call a friend or family member. Call us at the Lennon Pregnancy Center- we are here to help. (313) 277-5637.