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Who Should You Talk To?

The first decision you’ll ever make about your unplanned pregnancy is who you’ll share the news with – or if you’ll share it at all.  Depending on your situation, you may feel like confiding in someone is just not an option.  However, hiding your pregnancy leaves you to sort through this crisis alone.  Confiding in a partner, friend or relative could leave you feeling similarly stranded.  Who can you trust to give you the information and support you need?  Your choice will impact your decisions regarding this pregnancy and any future pregnancies.

“Our job at the center is to bring a patient through a process, so that when she comes with no hope,
she can leave with hope and empowerment and trust in herself and her family situation –
knowing that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel; that she can have a different future with her and her child.”

Finding a provider that specializes in serving women facing unplanned pregnancies is instrumental to the quality of care you’ll receive.  The right provider will put you first, respecting your autonomy and supplying the medical resources and unbiased information you need to help you make the decision that’s right for you. You’re fully capable of making your own choices. You need someone who is willing and able to support you in them.  Complete support can mean the difference between decisions made out of fear and those made with confidence.

A provider who supports patient autonomy will supply:

Emotional Support: Empathy, trust and confidence; insulation from coercive pressures; non-judgemental, unbiased counsel.
Tangible Support: Confidential, professional patient services adhering to current medical standards of care.
Information Support: Valuable, pertinent information and resources; impartial referrals.

 

You don’t have to experience an unintended pregnancy alone.  Nurses are on staff and available for same day and next day appointments.

CompassCare is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide women with a safe, professional environment to receive the information needed to make well-informed decisions.