When an unplanned pregnancy happens, most often people assume it’s a girl in her late teens or early 20’s. That’s not always the case. Women in their 30’s, whether married, in a relationship, or single, are finding themselves unexpectedly pregnant.
If this is you, we understand where you are coming from. You might already be a parent, or maybe you thought you’d never get pregnant due to certain circumstances. Maybe you decided you didn’t want that for your life.
You Aren’t Alone
A quick online search for other women in their 30’s dealing with an unplanned pregnancy shows one board after another filled with women in that age group sharing, talking and struggling to decide what to do. Some come right out and say they can’t deal with it, while others are looking at their options. Yet others talk about how there is never a good time to have an unplanned pregnancy and have decided on the path to parenting.
One woman said the more she thought about it, she realized that everything in life happens for a reason. Another woman said she chose the abortion route to save her marriage because her husband objected to the pregnancy.
These women and many more just like them—and you—have experienced that stomach-clenching moment when all of a sudden nothing makes sense. It’s ok to be scared, but don’t let fear drive your decisions.
An Understanding Environment
At Willowbrook Women’s Center, our caring, non-judgmental advocates will help you work through the decision-making process. We understand that you have plans for your life, and right now pregnancy isn’t one of them. Whether you are worried about time and financial resources or you had no plans to add to your family, we are here for you.
Make a confidential appointment to come in and talk over your situation. Get answers to your questions about pregnancy, abortion, and other options. Let us help you build your confidence, equip you with the answers you need, and empower you so that you can make your decision with confidence. Above all, remember, you will need to be ok with your decision no matter what path you choose.
We don’t want you to pay for an abortion you may not need, and pre-abortion screening can help you avoid that. Come in for a free, laboratory-quality pregnancy test. They are more accurate than over-the-counter tests which give false results more often than women realize, for a variety of different reasons.
If the test comes back positive, we will offer you a limited ultrasound to determine the viability of the pregnancy, make sure it’s not ectopic (a dangerous condition requiring medical treatment), and to determine how far along your pregnancy is.
We also offer STD testing and referrals for treatment. This is an important test because STD’s, if untreated prior to an abortion, can result in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID can cause pain and long-term problems with reproductive health, including infertility.
Take another step forward and contact us at Willowbrook Women’s Center today.