While several pregnancy decisions can cause mental health issues, we know that some women struggle emotionally with abortion. Abortion is a complex decision that can create physical and mental challenges.
One study noted that women can experience mental health effects after abortion, including grief, depression, anxiety, feelings of loss, and more.
While every woman is different, carefully researching your pregnancy options enables you to make the decision best for your health and future. Options Medical Clinic can help you learn about these options in a pressure-free environment.
I’m Unsure About Abortion. What Next?
If you’re concerned about abortion-related mental health effects, you have other options. Adoption involves carrying your child to term and placing them in another family.
Make no mistake – adoption is often an emotionally difficult decision. Some women find it challenging to choose this option, even if they feel it’s best. But adoption can provide closure and peace of mind, and you can be in your child’s life and know they are cared for.
Choosing adoption requires extra time and thought. As the birth mom, you’re in control of the entire process, from selecting the adoptive family to finding the plan that’s best for you. And you’ll never pay for any adoption services.
Multiple adoption plans are available in the United States, including:
- Open adoption: The most popular plan, open adoption involves choosing the adoptive family and having regular contact through letters, phone calls, and visits.
- Semi-open adoption: Semi-open adoption allows you to have a relationship with the adoptive family, but all contact is mediated through a third party, like an adoption agency or attorney.
- Closed adoption: Closed adoptions allow for the most privacy. All identifying records are sealed, and you don’t have contact with the adoptive family.
Options Medical Clinic’s patient advocates will provide you with information on adoption. We don’t force you to make a specific pregnancy decision and can connect you with further resources.
Free, Confidential Services
Options Medical Clinic provides free, confidential services for women with unplanned pregnancies. We’re here to be a compassionate source of information.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.