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How My Unplanned Pregnancy Changed My Life: Second Chances and New Beginnings

“This couldn’t be happening again,” I thought when I started feeling nauseous for the third morning in a row. I was a week late, and I knew I needed to take a pregnancy test, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do so just yet. I finally found a good-paying job as a receptionist at my dentist’s office and a great daycare for my little girl. As hard as the past two years had been, life was finally improving.

girl holding white and blue pregnancy test that says pregnant

I didn’t want an abortion. I loved being a mom, as difficult as it was sometimes. But an abortion felt like the right choice at the time. I could continue to take care of my daughter, and my family would never know.

When I called a friend sobbing, she told me of a place she visited when she had a pregnancy scare a few months back.

Not knowing what I needed to do next, I made an appointment to find out more about the abortion pill. The ladies were really kind to me, even when they learned this wasn’t my first unplanned pregnancy.

black and white ultrasound photo with positive pregnancy test on top

I had to get an ultrasound to determine how far along I was. During my appointment, I realized I couldn’t go through with an abortion. I instantly loved this new little person. Right then, I knew that whatever I had to do, I would make it work.

That was the most significant part of my visit. They didn’t just help me make a decision about my pregnancy; they gave me encouragement about my life - my choices.

As happy as I am now that I have two beautiful kids, I want to make choices that they would be proud of in the future. My unplanned pregnancy (albeit my second one) changed my life for the better, and I’ll always be grateful for that.

This is why we’re here. If you or someone you know is experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, come see us. You will be met with compassion, support, and real options.

We provide free pregnancy testing, ultrasound confirmations of pregnancy, options information, pregnancy support, parenting programs, and after-abortion recovery and support.

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No matter who you are, what your circumstances are, or what you decide to do, we are here for you.

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