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Avenue Women’s Center Blog

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“When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?”

If you think you might be unexpectedly pregnant, it can feel like everything in your world is suddenly coming to a screeching halt. You might feel stuck in the waiting period after sex while your mind races with possibilities and “what ifs.” Each moment might be filled with anxiety and worry as you wonder and wait to find out if you’re pregnant. How do you know when it’s the right time to take a pregnancy test? How long after sex should you wait to test yourself?

Staying Silent While Thinking About an Abortion

Silence is not always golden. Sometimes the space of silence can be filled with our most challenging concerns as we let our worries and feelings build up inside. Ever have an issue that caused you so much hurt you couldn’t bear to mention it out loud? Maybe it’s something that scares you to face even in your own mind, something you think others couldn’t possibly understand. What if this something is an unexpected pregnancy and you’re considering an abortion? Do you break your silence and speak up to someone?

Losing Hope with an Unexpected Pregnancy?

We all have hopes and dreams for the future. What happens when those hopes don’t come to fruition in the way you planned? Nothing threatens to compromise your life plan quite like an unexpected pregnancy. What happens when an unexpected pregnancy threatens jeopardize your goals?

Finding the Facts About Your Pregnancy Options

Information is all around us. At any moment we can type or ask a question out loud in a search engine and be offered tons of different answers. But the results aren’t always what you were hoping to find. They might be relevant to your question, but the sources can sometimes be more opinion-based than factual. Facts matter when you’re making a tough choice, especially if you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy decision. How can you find out the facts about your pregnancy options?

Thinking About Abortion After a One-Night Stand

It was just one night. One moment in time you shared with another person. Maybe your partner was a friend, or someone you just met. But just that one time of sexual intercourse can result in a pregnancy, leaving you with an unexpected choice to make. You might be strongly considering an abortion if you find yourself in this situation, left with more questions about your next steps than answers.