Women facing an unexpected pregnancy begin to weigh all their options, including abortion and adoption. Untangling what is right for you can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Getting all the facts can help you find the clarity you need to make an informed decision that’s right for you.
What Should I Consider With Abortion?
An induced abortion is a medical procedure in which “the embryo or fetus is prematurely removed or caused to be expelled.” Since this is a medical procedure, some risks should be considered beforehand with a medical professional.
Depending on the type of procedure, risks may include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Other risks can consist of:
- Injury to the uterine lining or cervix
- Uterine perforation
Additionally, a study published by the National Library of Medicine states, “some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience.”
Understanding how this can impact your physical and mental health is important. You deserve to be informed of all the facts to make a comfortable and secure decision.
What Should I Consider With Adoption?
Though many women can feel called to this option, adoption can be a bittersweet process. According to American Adoptions, women should consider some benefits associated with this option. One such benefit is that, statistically, women who choose adoption are likely to experience success and achieve their goals.
Adoption isn’t without its challenges, however. Some women will experience joy but also grief.
Speaking with a professional about your adoption options and what might be right for you is essential to gain clarity on your choices.
Where Can I Learn More?
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