We live in troubled times. There’s a virus on the loose, and even though it appears to be tamed, no one is certain if it’s been completely beaten.
George Floyd’s tragic killing ignited a firestorm of response as people take to the streets to protest against racial violence and injustice. We are moved to grief, anger, and frustration and feeling like we’re living on the edge.
Ugly politics, folks out of work, and financial problems caused by the COVID quarantine are taking its toll on us too.
In the midst of all these larger than life issues, smaller, but no less important things are happening in each of our lives, including unexpected pregnancy. Right now, a woman who is alone, uninsured, and anxious, is holding a positive pregnancy test.
This woman could be you or someone you know.
Unexpected pregnancy crosses all boundaries.
It doesn’t matter what color you are or how you will vote. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have children or not, if you are alone or with someone you love. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, where you live or where you work. It doesn’t matter what you believe or what you don’t believe, or what language you speak.
What matters is how you feel about your pregnancy.
What you do next will determine your future.
In these days of social distancing, it’s important not to isolate yourself from your feelings about your pregnancy, even if you are conflicted. One minute you may be happy, the next angry and unaccepting. One to one peer support can have a positive impact if you are feeling anxious about an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy. Anxiety can be a threshold to depression and affect your mental health. Finding support is one of the best things you can do during this vulnerable time to benefit your emotional well being.
If you’re undecided, Options is a good place to find support so you can start figuring things out for yourself.
You can come in for a free medical exam and for pregnancy verification, and return for a free ultrasound so you can accurately date your pregnancy.
Above all, you can come for the comfort and compassion you will find here.
Compassion and understanding are needed now more than ever. In fact, they are our specialty.
We promise we will put your needs first and that you will leave here feeling better than when you arrived.
In a world that has gone mad, let Options be your neutral zone because to us, your life and how you feel about your pregnancy, matters.