Unplanned Pregnancy Support : Choosing Abortion, Adoption, or Parenting
By Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC, About.com Guide
Updated November 12, 2010
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When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, deciding what to do may feel overwhelming as you are likely to be feeling all types of mixed emotions. You basically have three options:
Making this decision requires a lot of thinking and self-examination on your part. The right choice is the one that works best for you, and is one that you feel comfortable with. When considering your pregnancy options
, try to examine each of these choices thoroughly and honestly.
You do not have to make this decision by yourself. Even though the decision is ultimately up to YOU and only you, it may be helpful to discuss your feelings and situation with somebody who will be supportive like your partner, a friend, or a family member. Keep in mind, though, that this is a very personal decision, so do not allow other people, such as your partner, parents, or family pressure you into a decision that you may regret later.