Considering Abortion

Finding out you are pregnant unexpectedly can be shocking.  Our counselors are here to walk you through things one step at a time. A Caris counselor won’t persuade you to make a certain decision about your pregnancy; she will pay attention to your thoughts and emotions regarding each option and reflect back to you what she hears.  Sometimes, it can be helpful to hear yourself without all of the extra noise of other people’s opinions or high-stress circumstances.  Your counselor can help you focus and identify themes that continue to come up in while you sort through this tough decision.

There are three options for any pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion. Our counselors are trained to listen and help you think through these options as you are making your decision. If you are considering abortion, keep reading to see how a Caris counselor can help you process as you decide and give you some tools to start thinking about what you want to do.

If you have questions, or just need to talk to someone, we are here. Reach out to us today.

Abortion Decisions

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If you are thinking about abortion, you probably have a lot of questions, and may even have some fears or reservations about it.

Whether you are completely decided on choosing abortion for your pregnancy or if you are just considering it as an option, our counselors are available to listen to your thoughts and feelings about abortion and discuss any concerns you may have. Your counselor will give you space to process and talk through any and all of your questions or thoughts.

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Things to Consider

Our professional counselors are trained to listen and ask helpful questions as you make your decision. Some things to think about when you are considering abortion are:

  • Your feelings about abortion
  • The pros and cons about considering abortion
  • Your thoughts on what kind of support you might need after an abortion

It’s also important to think through your support system during this time. Remember that you are the only one who can make this decision, and while well-meaning friends and family might want to give you advice, it’s important to decide for yourself how you feel and what you want to do.

Wherever you are at in your process, Caris is here to help.  Making a decision about your pregnancy can be very difficult, and it is often helpful to talk with someone objective who allows you to talk and process, free of judgment.  We are not here to tell you what to do, but rather to be a sounding board and give you the space to decide what to do next.

Whether you just need a safe and confidential place to take a lab-quality pregnancy test, or someone to assist you in sorting through your thoughts, emotions and fears; Caris can help.  Our professional counselors can help you explore all of your options and how you feel about each option so that you can begin to think about next steps.

Caris specializes in meeting the unique emotional needs of unplanned pregnancy. We are a professional counseling agency, not a medical provider so we do not provide abortions. As with all pregnancy related medical needs, it’s important to talk to your doctor before making a decision. If you do not have a doctor, your Caris counselor can provide you with a referral for a doctor or for insurance.

Take Your Time

Remember, you don’t have to have everything figured out today.  We are here to support you and we would love to help you come up with a plan that you can feel confident about.  We have a wide range of referrals that we provide and have master’s level counselors that can walk you through this process – give us a call and let us know how we can help.

After Abortion

At Caris, we want to see you thrive after an unplanned pregnancy. If you have an abortion, you can always come back to meet with your Caris counselor and receive any of our free services. Our counselors can help you find the resources you may need to accomplish your goals or receive ongoing support after an abortion.

Every woman’s experience after an abortion is different and there is no right or wrong way to feel.

Caris counselors are here to support and walk alongside you through your journey after abortion.  All of our counseling is confidential, so you can have a safe place to share and receive support.  Caris also has referrals for longer-term support groups and additional counseling resources.

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