If you are looking for an abortion in Oakland, CA, you may have a lot of questions and emotions swirling. Finding out that you are pregnant when you have been trying can carry a whole host of emotions you weren’t expecting – much less finding out you are pregnant when you were not trying!
Take a deep breath. When we focus on controlling our breathing it helps us to take time to get oxygen to our brains and our bodies but it also helps us to slow things down. Take a moment to just relax. Focus on relaxing your entire body from head to toe.
Now that you are relaxed, give yourself the gift of time, space and support to make this decision. Most people don’t do that when they get into a stressful situation or an emergency. They make decisions that are reactionary, made out of survival or crisis mode thinking, which they sometimes regret afterward. Those tend to be the decisions that are not well thought out. In stressful situations, if you get tunnel vision, you might not look at the bigger picture. This can prevent you from seeing options and strategies available to you. By giving yourself the gift of time, space and support, you will often make better decisions that you can be comfortable with long-term.
Tunnel vision will not only affect your ultimate decision on whether to carry the baby to term, place for adoption or get an abortion in Oakland, but it will also affect smaller and mundane decisions and actions you take over the coming weeks. Tunnel vision affects how you interact with the people closest to you in your life, who are the ones who may help you find your best way forward. You may be hyper-focused on this one decision but there are a thousand other decisions that this affects. That’s why it is so important to give yourself the time and space to think clearly and calmly.
Take a moment to consider who your support system is. Who can you trust? It could be a family member, a friend, maybe even a teacher or co-worker. If you’d like to sit down with someone who can listen and help you figure out who should be in your support system, or if you feel like you don’t have someone in your close circle that you can talk to, come to Support Circle. The patient advocates and specialists at Support Circle medical clinics can explain all of your options in easy to understand language. They listen and can provide emotional support regardless of your final decision. As professionals, they can share community resources that you never even knew existed! Whether you decide to parent, make an adoption plan for your child, or have an abortion, it feels good to talk to someone who understands, who can help you process through your decision-making and can answer your many questions.
You don’t have to feel alone and stressed if you are looking for an abortion in Oakland, CA. Support Circle is here to help you navigate your pregnancy decision.
Disclaimer: Support Circle is a safe place free of pressure. We provide early pregnancy and decision-making services, but do not provide or refer for labor, delivery or abortion.
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