Determining your pregnancy options can be complicated, but there may be several things you know for sure. If you’ve already been pregnant, had an abortion, and don’t want another, you can make a different decision.

Sifting through pregnancy options like adoption and parenting can feel overwhelming. While it’s vital that you make the right choice for your lifestyle and unique situation, you don’t need to begin this journey alone.

Sierra Pregnancy + Health provides free, non-judgmental medical services. We’ll supply the information you need during this time. Continue reading to learn more about your pregnancy options.

What Options Are Out There?

You may not want an abortion for several reasons. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable making that decision again or are concerned about potential complications. Whatever the reason, your feelings are valid.

Your remaining options are adoption and parenting. Both require you to carry the pregnancy to term, and you’ll choose whether to raise the child or place them in another family. There’s much to consider with either option.

Is Parenting the Best Option?

Parenting a child is a major responsibility, and predicting the twists and turns this decision may bring can be challenging. But caring for your child can provide purpose, love, and a connection.

Deciding to parent can be a complex process. You’ll need to meet your child’s material, physical, and educational needs. But they also thrive when knowing they’re loved and cared for.

Evaluating your ability to parent is crucial. Asking yourself questions about finances, your living environment, and your willingness to parent is essential. There’s more support available than you may realize, including community resources, wellness programs, and material assistance. We have a parenting class called Pathways to Parenting that can help equip and help you feel confident on your parenting journey.

Being a parent comes with challenges, but it can also be a rewarding and joyful experience.

Could Adoption Be Right for Me?

Adoption can be surrounded by stigma and controversy. Some believe that a birth parent “gives up” a gift, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Adoption is an inherently selfless act with your child’s well-being at the center.

You may choose adoption for various reasons. Perhaps your living environment is unsafe, or you are physically or mentally unable to care for a child. With adoption, you and your child’s needs are the priority. And you are in control.

You can choose from an open, semi-open, or closed adoption plan. Each allows a different level of communication and privacy with the adoptive family. You can establish a relationship or remain anonymous–it’s your choice.

As the birth mother, you won’t pay for adoption services. You may receive financial and material assistance, counseling, and more, depending on your situation. And if you’re simply interested in learning more about this option, you won’t be pressured to make a specific choice.

Learn More About How We Can Help

Sierra Pregnancy + Health knows weighing your pregnancy options can be difficult. You need trustworthy, pressure-free services, and we’re here for you.

Learn about your options in an unbiased, non-judgmental environment. Schedule a free appointment today to get started.

We do not provide extended OB/GYN or prenatal care, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.