I'm Pregnant But I Don't Want To Be

If you think you could be pregnant but you don’t want to be, what do you do? This is never an easy question to answer. When you find yourself in this situation, you need to talk closely with your partner and loved ones, and also consider the consequences of each choice. In this blog, we share our advice on what your next steps should be. Give Hope Family Care Center a call today to learn how we can support you.

The Dalles: 541-296-0650

Hood River: 541-386-1050


When You Think You’re Pregnant

If you haven’t taken a pregnancy test, that should be your first step. If cost is a barrier, you can get a free pregnancy test at one of our centers. Our pregnancy tests are over 99% accurate when taken correctly. This helps you get access to resources and find answers sooner rather than later.

Once you have taken a pregnancy test, you should also get an ultrasound to ensure your pregnancy is safe. This is an important step even when you don’t want to be pregnant. Pregnancy ultrasounds are the best way of determining whether your pregnancy is normal or whether it could be a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. We refer our clients to local physicians for free ultrasounds when you get a positive pregnancy test result at one of our centers.

What to Do Next

After you’ve found out you’re really pregnant, you have several options to consider. Each has their upsides and downsides, so you’ll want to think carefully about them all.  Come in to one of our centers today so we can discuss what you think your options are.

Along with considering your pregnancy options, you should also start an open dialog with the people you trust, such as your partner, your family, your close friends or your doctor. This will help you get answers to your questions, different perspectives on your problems, and support for your choices and decisions.

And remember, don’t feel guilty about your feelings. It’s natural to be scared or hesitant about pregnancy, especially when you weren’t expecting it to happen yet. But when you talk about it with your family and friends you may gain insights that you would not have thought of on your own.   Acknowledge your feelings, gather information, and just take one step at a time as you make a decision.

Contact Us Today

For free pregnancy help and resources, call Hope Family Care Center today. Our centers offer a range of resources including free pregnancy testing, free parenting resources and classes, after abortion support classes and more. All services are free and confidential.

Hood River, OR - 541-386-1050

The Dalles, OR - 541-296-0650

Elizabeth Hartley