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“Should I Take Prenatal Vitamins if I’m Considering Abortion?”

What is the point of taking prenatal vitamins if you are considering abortion? Even if you are considering abortion, but aren’t 100% sure, it could be beneficial to take prenatal vitamins, at least during the decision-making phase. This way, if you move forward with the pregnancy, then you will know you have taken the initial steps already to ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you decide to terminate the pregnancy, then you could opt to stop taking the prenatal vitamins right away. They’re inexpensive or sometimes free, and can provide benefits, even if you are considering abortion.

“I’m Only Considering Abortion Because I’m Too Young”

Becoming pregnant at a young age can be a shocking and daunting experience. You might find yourself exclaiming, “I’m too young to be pregnant!” and strongly considering abortion. If this is your current experience, you aren’t alone. I’ve been where you are and I understand how you might be feeling: disbelief, overwhelmed, and possibly even scared. All of these emotions are normal, but there’s more to consider with an abortion than just your young age and current feelings.

“Should I Abort My Pregnancy?”

There’s a million “shoulds” that some women feel after finding out they are pregnant unexpectedly. If I’m pregnant, I should be happy. To have a baby, I should be in a stable, long-term relationship. Pregnancy should come at a time my life when I have everything figured out financially. But what do you do if your emotions, relationship, and finances aren’t matching up with all the “shoulds” associated with pregnancy? What if you’re feeling like the only path you “should” follow is aborting this pregnancy?

“Does the Abortion Pill Hurt?”

“Will it hurt?” If you find yourself considering the abortion pill, pain is likely one of the many concerns you might have. The answer isn’t quite a simple yes, it will, or no, it won’t. Every woman’s body responds to the abortion pill differently, and no one can predict exactly how you’re going to feel after taking the doses. But there are some common side effects of the abortion pill that you could possibly experience, and it’s important to learn how it could potentially affect you after taking it.

Abort a Pregnancy: Making Wise Decisions

My personal experience deciding whether to abort a pregnancy occurred 26 years ago. It feels impossible that it’s been so long. The memories of my story come in quick snippets…. Jumping up and down, wishing for a miscarriage. Telling my partner that I was considering adoption (I wasn’t) just to hear what he’d say. Going to the yellow pages book (I told you it was a long time ago!) to explore the abortion providers in my area.