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Empowering You: Making Informed Decisions about Unplanned Pregnancy


Navigating the waters of an unexpected pregnancy can feel overwhelming and confusing. However, at Ashe Pregnancy Care Center, our mission is to provide complete, unbiased information to help you in this critical decision-making process. We extend a range of free services designed to support individuals in understanding all their available options, thus empowering them to make the decision that feels right for their unique circumstances.

Understanding Your Options

Facing an unplanned pregnancy typically presents three paths: parenting, adoption, or abortion. Each option carries its implications, emotional impacts, and practical aspects that need to be carefully considered.


Choosing to parent your child can be an incredibly fulfilling journey, but it also comes with its unique set of challenges. Parenting involves a lifelong commitment to nurturing and providing for another individual. The responsibility may seem daunting, but many find parenting an enriching and life-changing experience that promotes profound personal growth.


Adoption provides an alternative path. In this scenario, you carry the pregnancy to term but decide to place the child with another family. Adoption can take many forms, including open, semi-open, or closed, affecting the level of contact you maintain with the child after birth. This option allows you to provide your child with a life you might feel unable to provide at this time, while also respecting your choice to carry the pregnancy to term.


Abortion involves the termination of pregnancy. It's crucial to comprehend the potential physical and emotional implications, the varying laws and restrictions by state, and the timeframe within which this option is available. It's a decision that requires careful thought and extensive understanding.

It's important to remember that each of these paths is a personal journey and demands careful consideration. There isn't a universal 'right' choice – only the choice that aligns with your beliefs, values, and life circumstances.

Steps to Making an Informed Decision

  • Confirm Your Pregnancy: Your first step should always be to verify your pregnancy. At Ashe Pregnancy Care Center, we provide free and confidential pregnancy testing.
  • Educate Yourself Thoroughly: Knowledge is power. Understand each of your options in detail, including the legal, emotional, and physical aspects involved. Our staff at Ashe Pregnancy Care Center can provide unbiased, comprehensive information on all your choices.
  • Seek Trusted Counsel: Open up to someone you trust. It could be a close friend, a family member, or a professional counselor. Ashe Pregnancy Care Center offers free, confidential options counseling to help you navigate your feelings and thoughts.
  • Listen to Your Inner Voice: This decision is ultimately yours. While seeking advice and gathering information are important, the final choice should resonate with you.
  • Secure a Support System: No matter your decision, having a support network is vital. It could be emotional support, financial aid, or medical assistance. Ashe Pregnancy Care Center is committed to offering continued support and resources for all paths.


Making an informed decision during such a critical and potentially life-altering moment in your life requires ample time, patience, careful thought, and a strong support system. It's essential not to rush your decision, but rather to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge and insights to make an enlightened choice that aligns with your unique circumstances and values.


Our compassionate team at Ashe Pregnancy Care Center is here to provide a safe, judgment-free environment for you to explore your options, voice your concerns, ask your questions, and navigate your feelings. We fully understand the intricate complexities and emotional impact of dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, and we're wholeheartedly committed to helping you through every step of this journey. We offer a wide range of resources and services tailored to support your specific needs during this time.

Please remember, you are never alone in this, and we're here to offer consistent support, guidance, and care. We encourage you to reach out to us, even if it's just to talk or clarify any doubts you may have. Your feelings matter, your questions are important, and your choices are respected here.

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