If you are a college student and have gotten a positive result from an at-home pregnancy test, or even think that you may be pregnant, you may be wondering what happens next. You may be overwhelmed and fearful about what your future holds–can you still attend college while you are pregnant, and is abortion your only option? You may not be near any family or friend support while at college also. The good news is you’re not alone: there are answers to your questions and people who want to help you.
Is Abortion My Only Option?
Abortion is one of the options you have when facing an unplanned pregnancy, but it’s not the only option. First, it’s possible to continue your college education while you are pregnant, and not only is it possible but you have legal rights as a pregnant student.
Title IX, is a law that protects pregnant and parenting students from discrimination, whether they are in high school or college. Also, your college, and many others in your community, are committed to seeing young women succeed, and even have programs to help you reach your goals.
What Are My Options?
The first step in the process is to confirm that you are pregnant. You may have already taken an at-home pregnancy test, but those can sometimes provide inaccurate results, especially if they are not used in the proper way. You can contact us for referrals to medical clinics in your area that will provide free, medical-grade pregnancy tests for you.
Some of these clinics will also provide a follow-up ultrasound at no cost to you. This ultrasound can provide key facts for you, like the age of your pregnancy, if it is viable, as well as the location of your pregnancy.
All of these details are an important part of making the best decision for your health.
Where Do I Start?
Finding the resources you need to confirm your pregnancy and get the answers you need can feel overwhelming. But the staff at A Friend For You is here to help. Our team is made up of women who know the stress and confusion of an unplanned pregnancy and are prepared to give you the help you need–on your terms. By being a listening ear, connecting you to resources and medical services in the community, we will empower you to make the best decision for your health and future.
Remember, no one should pressure you to make a decision about your pregnancy before you are ready, and you won’t jeopardize your education by being pregnant. Not only do you have legal protections against any discrimination, but there are also many programs and resources in your community to help you as a college student facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Contact us today to start getting the answers you deserve about your pregnancy, your health, and your future.