Sweating in the middle of a cold Nebraska Winter? Pregnancy can do strange things to your body. Irregular temperatures, nausea, fatigue and moodiness can all impact your everyday routine.
If your pregnancy was unplanned, entering your second trimester may seem a bit scary—it’s just that much closer to the looming due date.
But you do not have to be nervous about entering your second trimester, even if you are not yet sure you want to be a parent.
There are many things you can do to educate yourself and become more informed before making a life-altering decision about your pregnancy.
Get an Ultrasound.
To know both the age and viability of your pregnancy it is important to confirm with an ultrasound. Abortion is illegal after 20 weeks in Nebraska, and you can’t take the abortion pill after 10 weeks. So, knowing your pregnancy’s gestational age will provide important details that will direct your next steps.
At this point in your pregnancy, you can even find out the gender of your baby through an ultrasound if you want.
We provide free ultrasounds at our clinic.
It is important that you make educated and informed decisions about your pregnancy.. Someday you don’t want to look back on this season of your life and regret not doing more research before choosing your next step. The more informed you are, the more confident you can be that you are making the best choice for your health and safety.
Some questions to investigate:
- What are the risks of second trimester abortion?
- How expensive is abortion? Can you afford to pay thousands of dollars?
- What if there is a medical emergency during my abortion? Will you be able to afford an ambulance trip from the abortion clinic to the hospital for emergency surgery?
- How will an abortion affect me mentally and emotionally?
- Why am I considering abortion? Is it really my choice or because someone else is pressuring me?
We can discuss these questions and more at our clinic. We would be happy to talk with you!
If you are not ready to be a parent, adoption is another option for your second trimester pregnancy. Some benefits of adoption to consider include:
- You will receive financial aid. All costs associated with prenatal and postpartum care (including labor and delivery) will be covered by the birth parents. Many adoption agencies also can help cover costs for traveling to appointments, maternity clothes, food, housing and even counseling.
- You will be empowered to choose the family that adopts your child, and how much contact you have with them in the future.
- You will get to change lives. Out there somewhere is a couple that is dreaming of being parents. When you allow them that opportunity, you will forever change their lives and make their dreams come true. And you will provide a loving and caring environment for your child to be raised in.
Maybe parenting sounds scary and out of reach for you. But, with some creativity and support, it might be the best choice for you.
Did you know that the state of Nebraska offers the following financial help for birth moms?
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash to low income families
- Childcare financial aid
- Womens Infants and Children’s (WIC) program helps with food and diapers
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid
Parenting may be one of the hardest and yet most rewarding decisions you ever make. If you are open to the idea but want to hear more about where you can find support, please reach out to us. We can connect you with more local resources and also provide answers to the questions you may have.
Please reach out to us today to schedule an ultrasound or to learn more about abortion, adoption or parenting. We are here for you.