Consider Your Choices

You have options.

Finding out you are pregnant can be overwhelming. So we’ll help you sort through your options and figure out next steps. Whichever option you choose during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to serve you through pre-screened, in-center appointments or tele-medicine appointments.

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Abortion

If you’re thinking about having an abortion, it is important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. What type will you have? What are the risks? You deserve to know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision.

We know how you feel, and you’re not alone. Some of our staff have been where you are. If you’re considering abortion, you need to know:

Call today to schedule your free lab-quality pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy. Gateway is here to help you work through your options and make an informed decision with caring, confidential assistance.

To determine what abortion procedures you are eligible for, you need to know how far along you are.

Approximately 20% of verified pregnancies will end in miscarriage during the first trimester. Before an abortion, knowing whether your pregnancy is even likely to be carried to term (viable) is vital. Your body has its own natural mechanism for taking care of a nonviable pregnancy, avoiding an unnecessary and costly procedure.

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Parenting

Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent may feel overwhelming at first. The good news is that there are a lot of resources designed to specifically help people in your situation. At Gateway Women’s Care we are ready to connect you with resources such as:

  • Medicaid
  • Prenatal clinics
  • Low cost medical service providers
  • County resources – Child care assistance, Pregnancy Care Management
  • Ob/Gyn Physicians
  • Childbirth and Infant care classes
  • Community resources that will assist with baby supplies

Many women and men find the help they need to make this choice a positive one!

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Adoption

Placing your child for adoption may not be your first thought if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. However, you may be pleased to know you have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open, semi-open or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency?

An adoption plan may be the right choice for you if you are not ready to be a parent and do not want an abortion. In today’s adoptions, you can select the family for your child, you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. With any type of adoption, you can have the peace of knowing your choice has given your child a future.

Research has shown that pregnant teens and women who make an adoption plan are more likely to finish schooling, have better jobs and overall report a high level of satisfaction with their decision for adoption. 74

We can help you understand your choices and your pregnancy, discuss your health and explain your abortion options. Gateway Women’s Care provides one-on-one consultation and support as well as accurate information on all pregnancy options; however, we do not provide or refer for abortion services.

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