“When the test came back positive I was very upset.”
My daughter was not planned. In fact when my husband and I married we had decided that we were not having children. My husband and I both have teenagers from previous relationships. When I took a home pregnancy test and it came back positive I was very upset. I called and made an appointment at an abortion clinic. The more I thought about the more I realized I didn’t think I could go through with it. I had an abortion a few years ago during which I was awake for the whole procedure. It was terrible and I had nightmares about it for quite some time after. I called and made an appointment to come to Avenue. There I was given an ultrasound and told I was 5 weeks and 6 days along. I heard my daughters heartbeat and cried. I then knew I wanted to keep her. Now when I look at her I think what a terrible mistake an abortion would have been. Thank you for helping me through this. She is the best little girl ever.
I had no clue about anything going on with my pregnancy…
“Before I came to Avenue I had no clue about anything going on with my pregnancy…My mom did some searching on the internet and that’s when she found Avenue. We went there a couple of days later. Avenue helped me by giving me an official pregnancy test to make sure I was pregnant and they also gave me a free ultrasound which I loved. I had never seen my baby before then, neither did I know that I was already 12 weeks along! I was very thankful for that. Also my counselor was really nice and understanding. I like her a lot, plus she checks in on me and the baby which I really appreciate. Because of Avenue I was able to find a doctor I liked and if I needed anything concerning the baby or myself, they gave me the information I needed. I love Avenue and I’m glad I chose them to help me.”
If it wasn’t for you, I am sure I would have fallen apart.
I was cleaning out my wallet and found your card. I am not sure and can’t remember if I ever told you how grateful I was for your kindness last year to me while I was going through my pregnancy that ultimately led to an abortion and wanted to make sure I did, even if it is later than expected. It’s been over a year since the procedure now, and I am still very confident and comfortable that I made the correct choice for myself at the time. During those seven weeks prior to the procedure, I was a complete mess and I really appreciate your kindness, compassion, and patience with me. If it wasn’t for you, I am sure I would have fallen apart.