Pregnancy Options Counseling

AWC offers free, one-hour Pregnancy Options Counseling sessions by appointment, which include a complimentary pregnancy test. Our patient advocates are trained and experienced in talking about abortion, adoption, and parenthood without pressure or judgment.

They are available to help you find the solution that is best for you and your life right now. Call any time during our office hours and a staff member will assist you.

“It was such a relief to just sit and talk to someone who wouldn’t judge me regardless of what I chose. When I told the counselor I was leaning toward adoption she gave me helpful referrals and reminded me that it’s my decision.”

Everyone who is facing a pregnancy must answer one basic question: “Is this the right time for me to bring a new life into the world through my body?”

The answer to this question is sometimes clear, but for many women a pregnancy can present conflicting thoughts and emotions. Most importantly, though, this is your decision to make. No one else can tell you what to do or what will be right for you.

If you are feeling confused or ambivalent about whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy, it is important to explore your feelings and beliefs carefully before you make your decision. Give yourself the time and space you need to sort through things, and credit for dealing with one of life’s biggest questions.

Seek good factual information about the alternatives open to you and the resources, financial and otherwise, available. Consider your own needs and desires. Find a good listener – someone you know to be compassionate and non-judgmental, perhaps a friend, relative, religious leader or counselor – and talk over your ideas and concerns.

There are also excellent online resources to help you think about your options. We trust your ability to make this decision.

1 Pregnancy Options Workbook: A Resource For Women Making a Difficult Decision