Unplanned Pregnancy in Clackamas, OR?
While pregnancy is often a cause for celebration, sometimes it’s a cause for alarm. If you get pregnant unexpectedly, you are probably thinking, “What do I do now?” Millions of women in the United States find themselves in the same position and asking the same question every year.
However, there are no easy answers and each option comes with its own sacrifices. At Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas, we help women understand these choices and their consequences. If you need a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental resource to help you with your pregnancy decision, schedule an appointment or call Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas now at 503 908-1861.
Your Pregnancy Options
When you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options to consider: parenting, adoption, and abortion.
Most people who become pregnant end up choosing to carry and parent the baby. Parenthood can be a rewarding experience, and it can provide a sense of direction to your life. Parenting a child isn’t easy, even when you’re ready to start a family, but you can find help and resources at Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas. From education to material support, we are here to help you thrive in this new role as a mother or father.
If you’re not prepared to raise a child yet, you can choose to parent through adoption. Before you dismiss this option, know that a lot has changed in the last 50 years regarding a woman’s say in the process. Choosing the best possible home for your child is one of the most selfless decisions you could ever make. In addition, many adoption agencies and adoptive parents will fully cover your medical expenses during pregnancy, and they may even provide help with your living expenses.
Here in Oregon, adoption laws allow you to choose between an open or a closed adoption. Open adoptions allow you and the adoptive family to stay in contact after the adoption. Closed adoptions, on the other hand, don’t allow contact after the adoption is finalized. These choices are all up to you, and Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas can help you find a licensed and qualified adoption agency where you can learn more.
Finally, you can choose to terminate your pregnancy by abortion. In Oregon, abortions are legal until 22 weeks gestation – that is, until the baby is able to survive outside the womb without extraordinary medical means. To obtain an abortion, you will need to undergo state-directed counseling, receive an ultrasound, and (if you are under 18) notify at least one of your parents about the procedure. The cost can vary from $600-$800 depending on several factors, but if you’re in Clackamas, you can schedule the ultrasound for low cost or no fee depending on your financial situation at Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas.
You should also know that abortion can have rare but serious side effects. It’s also normal to have emotional side effects after an abortion including stress, depression, and feelings of grief.
Get Help With Your Choice
If you aren’t sure which choice is right for you or if you want someone to talk to about your options, call Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas today. We’re happy to help you with your decision in any way we can. Our trained patient advocates will discuss all your options in a comfortable and confidential environment. Obria Medical Clinics in Clackamas can provide pregnancy options consultations, connections to area resources, and an initial sonography to confirm your pregnancy and to help you find out how far along you are.
What Our Clients Say:
Very caring and friendly staff. Felt comfortable and at ease. Answered all my questions. Would highly recommend their services.
This clinic is beautiful and clean! The environment is calming and private. The people listen and really care about the patients.
An inviting facility with caring staff who put the client first.
Schedule your appointment @ Obria Medical Clinics near Clackamas, call 503 908-1861.
Obria Medical Clinics-Oregon City
33 Warner Milne Rd. Unit C
Oregon City, OR 97045