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What to Do During an Unplanned Pregnancy

by jonesmichelle08

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It is true that being pregnant is one of the joys in a woman’s life. Some even wait all their lives just to “experience this miracle”--a statement they would often exclaim. However, not all women feel that way. Or maybe they do too, but their pregnancy just came at a not-so-good time. It just came out of nowhere, totally unplanned. If you are reading this, then it’s safe to assume that you are one of those women. Now, you probably think this is going to ruin your life, as you know it. You know that there is a solution to every problem. And, good for you, there are two ways to handle this unexpected predicament of yours. You can either undergo an abortion or wait for 9 months and give it up for adoption.


To most women, especially teenagers and career women, abortion is the easiest way out. They are either too busy to think of other alternatives or too scared to let their pregnancies go on until they are already noticeable to the close people around them like their friends and parents. Some people are against abortion because of moral and ethical issues, but it all still depends on the woman’s--your--choice. When you believe that abortion is the best option for your current situation, then you better do it fast and while the thing inside your tummy is still not forming into a human being.

• Types of abortion

There are mainly two types of abortion: medical and surgical abortion. The former is achieved with the use of the abortion pill. Even though this former method does not involve surgery, the patient is still advised to stay at home and have plenty of rest. The other type, surgical abortion, demands the patient to be in a proper abortion clinic under the care of licensed doctors and medical professionals. There are more prerequisites for patients who undergo surgical abortion than those who take the abortion pill. You have to contact your doctor for specific instructions.


I can come up with a few explanations why some women choose adoption over abortion. It might be that they have time in their hands. Maybe they are just raised in a traditional way with deep values and tradition. Maybe some do it because some lonely, childless couple offered to give them compensation if they agree to hold on until they give birth to a baby. We can’t really know the reason behind women choosing adoption over the obviously simple method of abortion. However, just like our respect for those choosing abortion, let us continue having open minds and respect them for their choice with this option as well.

• Types of adoption

Coincidentally, there are also two types of adoption: the closed and open adoption. In the closed adoption, also known as traditional adoption, the birth mother--you--will not have any contact with your kid or even with the adoptive parents. After your childbirth, all communications (if there are any) will be permanently discontinued. The open adoption, on the other hand, let’s the birth mother receive updates from the adoptive parents of her child as it grows up. Such updates may include photos, videos, and letters, among others.

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