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Am I Pregnant? : If You Might Be Pregnant

Pregnancy Options

Thousands of women in DuPage County face an unplanned pregnancy every year, and everyone has to choose between the three basic options of abortion, adoption, and parenting.  Sometimes it seems like all those options are too difficult or painful, but Avenue Women’s Center can help you process your emotions and brainstorm answers to the obstacles that confront you.  Please contact Avenue Women’s Center about setting up a personal consultation today.

Abortion

Abortion

Women consider abortion for many reasons.  No matter what your situation, Avenue Women's Center can give you accurate information about all the abortion options in a safe, confidential, and trustworthy environment.  This includes talking through all the different procedure types, as well as information on all possible risks.  

Abortion procedures vary depending on the age of the pregnancy.  Gestational age can be accurately determined through Avenue Women's Center’s limited medical services by our trained medical professionals. These limited medical services can also tell you if you are likely to miscarry.  As always, all of our services are free and confidential.

The first step in considering an abortion for your unplanned pregnancy can begin with a free pregnancy test and our limited medical services.  If you are considering abortion, you may want to read Abortion Questions Answered.

If you have already had an abortion and would like to talk to a professional counselor regarding your post-abortion recovery, learn more about the Restore program.

Adoption

Adoption

Since many people don’t have much experience with adoption, you may want to sit down with one of our professional staff members to learn about the basics of adoption.  Or if adoption has touched your life in the past, perhaps it would be helpful to process the emotions that arise as you consider making an adoption plan.  In addition, since adoption laws vary by state, your Avenue Women's Center peer counselor can help you know what to expect from adoption in Illinois.  Avenue Women's Center can also refer to local adoption agencies that will work with you to make the best decision for you.

As the potential birth parent, you make choices for the adoption plan, including the level of openness, the adoptive parents, and whether to actually go through with it.  Even if you work with an agency, you can change your mind up to the last minute.

Contact Avenue Women's Center today to schedule an appointment to confirm your positive pregnancy test results and talk to one of our compassionate staff members. You don’t have to go through this process alone.

Parenting

Parenting

One of the main concerns women have about carrying to term is finding medical care when they don’t have insurance.  Avenue Women's Center can provide information on the medical care available through the local Health Department and assist you through the application process if needed.  Avenue Women's Center can refer you to doctors in your area so you can begin receiving prenatal care for your pregnancy.

In addition, the professional and caring staff at Avenue Women's Center can connect you with many helpful parenting resources in your area.  These types of resources include:

  • Peer Counseling
  • Parenting Classes
  • Diapers/wipes/formula assistance
  • Baby clothes assistance
  • Housing
  • Professional Counseling
  • Financial Assistance referrals
  • Job Help referrals
  • Baby Furniture assistance
  • Connections Program – ongoing emotional support
  • Teen Parenting support program referrals

You don’t have to figure it out on your own.  Contact Avenue Women's Center today to schedule an appointment for a free pregnancy test or to get help with health insurance at any one of our four locations.

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