Pregnancy can cause you to feel many different emotions, especially if it is an unexpected pregnancy. You may be anxious or even frightened. It’s okay. We want you to know you have options, and we are here to be the support you can count on.
Have You Confirmed Your Pregnancy?
Confirming your pregnancy involves more than a missed period and a positive pregnancy test. Your monthly menstrual cycle can change because of stress, rapid weight gain or loss, certain drugs, or a hormonal imbalance.
Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are reliable, but taking more than one test is essential. Different tests are more sensitive than others, so you need to take the test at the correct time. At HopePlace, we offer no-cost pregnancy testing.
Did you know that one in four pregnancies ends in a natural miscarriage? Getting a positive pregnancy test result days or even weeks after you’ve miscarried is possible. We can give you a referral for an ultrasound scan. Ultrasound is the best way to determine if you’ve miscarried.
You Have Three Options
There are three options for an unplanned pregnancy. It’s critical to look at where you are today and what you hope your future will look like as you decide which option is best for you.
Making an Adoption Plan
Although people say, “I’m giving my baby up for adoption,” that isn’t what happens. Women don’t give up anything. A birth mother makes a plan for her child’s future when she chooses adoption.
The birth mother (and birth father, if available) select the adoptive couple they want to raise their child. You can give your child a two-parent family, a safe home, and the love and nurturing you want them to have.
Adoption is not easy and requires you to carry your baby to full term. But, by choosing an open adoption plan, you become a part of their lives as they grow.
You may have thought becoming a parent isn’t possible, but you would be surprised at the many
resources available to assist you. Parenting is a big responsibility, but it comes with many rewards.
We believe in providing the support you need to become a successful parent. We’re here to ensure you feel confident in taking on this role. We offer classes on pregnancy care, childbirth, parenting, and more.
Enroll in our Earn While You Learn program and receive material items such as maternity and baby clothing, diapers and wipes, and other baby necessities. All of our classes are completely free.
Your final option is abortion. Arkansas banned abortion except when it concerns saving the life of the mother. It would require travel to obtain one.
Many women feel abortion is a quick fix to the “problem” of pregnancy. Some women feel relief immediately following their abortion, but others struggle with mental health problems afterward.
It’s vital to consult with your healthcare provider before considering abortion. You must discuss your physical and emotional health and confirm your pregnancy first. You also want to learn about the potential risks involved.
We Provide the Support You Can Trust
We offer all of our services at HopePlace at no cost. Take advantage of free testing, consultations, and resources. This is a tough time. If you need help talking to your family or partner, figuring out your next step, or just needing someone to talk to, we’re here for you.
Call us at (870) 217-0672 to schedule a free appointment. There will be no judgment, no pressure, and no lectures. We’re here to listen and provide the assistance you need. Call today.