Have you recently begun feeling pregnancy symptoms or decided it’s time to decide on your pregnancy options? Every woman’s pregnancy is unique, so it’s not unusual to experience signs of pregnancy later. Take a closer look at abortion, making an adoption plan, or possibly parenting.

What Is A Trimester?

Every pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Doctors measure trimesters in weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. 

The first trimester is from week 1 to week 13. Some women experience hormonal changes during their first trimester. They might be tired, have swollen breasts, or have nausea.

The second trimester is weeks 14 to 26, and the third is weeks 27 to 40. Your second trimester is known as the “golden period.” Many of the unpleasant side effects of the first trimester disappear. 

It is possible not to have any pregnancy symptoms during your first trimester. Perhaps your periods were irregular, you didn’t notice you were late, or circumstances have changed and you want to rethink your options.

You Have Pregnancy Options

Can I Get An Abortion In Parkersburg, WV?

Abortion is not an option for women in West Virginia. The state banned abortion last summer except for medical emergencies, rape, and incest. 

Those exemptions only apply during a woman’s first trimester, however.  Women in their second trimester are not eligible for abortion – medical or surgical. 

You can travel to another state for an abortion, but we recommend getting a pre-termination consultation to verify your pregnancy first. During the second trimester, you no longer qualify for the abortion pill method.

Should I Consider Making An Adoption Plan?

Women choose to place their children for adoption for many different reasons. They may not be ready or want to parent, have financial troubles or have relationship issues with their partner. Whatever the reason, adoption is a valid option for your pregnancy.

Placing a child for adoption is one of the most courageous, selfless, and challenging decisions you will make. You select the adoptive parents who will raise your child by choosing an open or semi-open adoption plan. These plans allow you to build a bond with your child and give them a connection to their biological family.

Is It Possible For Me To Parent?

It doesn’t matter how old a person is, how much money they have, or how much education. No one is ever fully prepared to parent. Parenting is rewarding and difficult all at the same time, but if you have the desire, you will find a way. 

Many women choose to parent even if the timing doesn’t feel right or they have other concerns.

We can give you referrals for prenatal care and childbirth information. In addition, our community has many resources to assist you. Successful parenting is possible.

Let’s Talk About Your Options  

We can provide a complimentary consultation to discuss your pregnancy options at the Women’s Care Center. Make an appointment today. We are ready to help you move forward.