Abortion comes with serious mental health risks, including depression. However, creating an adoption plan can help prevent depression caused by an abortion. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to prevent the mental health effects of abortion, read on to learn more about what goes into an adoption plan—and if this choice is right for you. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact Pathways Pregnancy Res ...read more
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t want another abortion, your other two options are parenting or adoption. While both of these options involve carrying the pregnancy to term, you have choices within each. Read on to learn more about parenting and adoption. By learning all you can about your pregnancy options, you will be empowered to make an informed decision for yourself. Want to talk to someone in person about your options? Looking for free pregnancy resources? Contact Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center today for a free, confid ...read more
Abortion is a permanent, life-changing procedure with physical side effects and risks. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion, it’s essential to learn all you can about abortion to make the best decision for yourself. The internet and media can be full of conflicting information, so we’ve compiled the basics of what you need to know before getting an abortion. Read on to learn more about the physical side effects and risks of abortion. Or, if you want to talk to someone about your options, contact Pathways Pregnancy Resource Center for a free, confidential appo ...read more
Abortion is a permanent decision that terminates a pregnancy. While some women feel immediate relief after an abortion, others feel difficult emotions days, weeks, months, or even years later. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering an abortion, know how you could be affected mentally to make the best decision for yourself.
Possible Mental Health EffectsStudies have increased recently regarding the potential link between adverse mental health outcomes and abortion. According to a report ...read more
Did your positive pregnancy test send you into an emotional tornado? If your world seems to be spinning out of control with the news of your unplanned pregnancy, first take a deep breath. While abortion is the only option for ending a pregnancy, keep in mind it is currently illegal in Tennessee. In addition to legal abortion in another state, you have two other options: parenting and adoption. Both of those involve carrying your pregnancy to term. However, the outcome might be a better fit for your lifestyle.
Adoption ConsiderationsAdoption is one of your most flexible options. It offers ...read more
Ever since the pandemic, people have wanted to do more things at home or online. It just seems easier and in some cases, more private. Perhaps for you, an abortion falls under this same category. Rather than travel to another state and enter an abortion clinic, you are considering just doing an at-home abortion. But before you do that, there are some things you should know.
The Abortion Pill Takes TimeTaking the abortion pill is not like popping a couple of Tylenol pills that makes your headache disappear within an hour. The abortion pill is a series of pills that can take several da ...read more
Abortion became illegal in Tennessee and many surrounding states last summer. Our clinic doesn’t, and never has, performed abortions. So why do we spend so much time talking about it on our blog and in our office? Because abortion still matters. Women who live in the south still continue to experience unplanned pregnancies. You still have unanswered questions and hear mixed opinions about what you should do next.
We Want You To Know the TruthIf you turn to social media for the truth about abortion, you might find 50 different answers. Many pe ...read more
Do you struggle with nightmares or negative feelings after your abortion? You are not alone.
People don’t often post their emotional struggles after an abortion on social media, and might never talk about it with their peers. But that doesn’t mean that many women don’t struggle emotionally after having an abortion.
In one study, 65 percent of post-abortive American women showed some signs that correlate with PTSD and 14.3 percent met the full diagnostic criteria for PTSD.
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Does the thought of having a baby in nine months (or less) make your hands start to sweat? Maybe you just don’t feel ready.
But you just discovered that you are pregnant.
Now you are weighing the options between abortion and adoption.
Here are a couple of things to consider when making your decision:
Do You Have Health Concerns?
You should know that both the abortion pill and surgical abortion have resulted in complications for many women. Some of the ...read more
If you are considering an abortion, it is important to learn about all the associated risks beforehand.
One of the more common complications of abortion is an incomplete abortion.
What is an Incomplete Abortion?
Sometimes an abortion doesn’t remove all the parts of the baby or placenta. When there are remaining parts of a pregnancy inside a womb it is called an incomplete abortion.