Knowing your pregnancy options is critical when you’re experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. But where do you begin if you’re already in the third trimester?
Breaking down the state laws surrounding abortion is essential. You deserve to be informed when making a pregnancy decision.
Is Abortion Legal in Georgia?
In Georgia, abortion is banned after six weeks of pregnancy. As the second trimester of pregnancy occurs between weeks 13-26, this means you will not be able to have an abortion at this time.
Weighing your options can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure about a decision. That’s where local pregnancy clinics like Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic come in. You deserve the free medical services you need to learn more.
What Other Options Are Available?
If you’re in the second trimester of pregnancy, your two options in Georgia are parenting and adoption. Both have challenges and drawbacks, but you may find either one suits your needs.
Is Parenting Doable for Me?
For some, parenting feels impossible. This may apply to you, especially if you’re worried about finances, lack of support, or wondering whether you’ll receive material assistance. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you’re more capable than you think.
Consider several things during the decision process, including:
- Whether you live in a safe environment
- If you have any support persons
- Your financial situation
- Your desire to parent
If you choose parenting, you won’t be alone. Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic offers free and confidential parenting education classes so you can feel more prepared. You’ll earn “Mommy Bucks” to purchase material items like diapers, strollers, and blankets in our Nesting Notions Boutique.
Could Adoption Be the Best Choice?
There’s much to think about with adoption. It can be emotionally challenging, but the rewards are often great. You’ll know your child is in a stable, loving environment, and you can play a more prominent role than you might think.
You can choose from open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Each plan may best suit your needs and allow for a range of contact with the adoptive family. No plan is “right” or “wrong”; you must consider what is best for you and the child. And you’ll never pay for any adoption services. You may even be entitled to financial and material support.
Our clinic partners with reputable adoption agencies to provide up-to-date and detailed adoption information. Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic’s peer advocates will guide you through the process and help you decide if this option is ideal.
Free, Confidential Services For You
We can be your advocates during an unplanned pregnancy. We’re here for you if you’re weighing your options and want to learn more in a nonjudgmental environment.
Contact Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic today to request an appointment. We’ll provide the answers you need.