Each year, more than a half-million U.S. girls in their teens find themselves with an unplanned teenage pregnancy. To help them through the life-changing and emotional decisions they’ll face, pregnant adolescents need straightforward information and judgement-free guidance and support. In the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) article, Options Counseling
If you are not sure you are pregnant or know you have an unplanned pregnancy, your emotions may be all over the place. Your mind is probably racing and you don’t know what to do. Maybe you can’t think straight and you wonder if you will be able to manage?
An 18-year-old came in and tested positive. Her boyfriend was gone and she didn’t feel she could provide for herself and baby. She thought that abortion would be all she could do. The volunteer talked with her about adoption options and encouraged her to discuss her pregnancy with her parents.