If you’re considering abortion in San Francisco, CA, you’ll probably relate to Jennifer’s* recent story. At the time, the young professional was concerned about keeping her job, making ends meet due to the rising housing costs in the Bay Area, and she had concerns about the relationship with the father of her preborn baby. Jennifer had concerns very common among women considering abortion. The staff at Support Circle help women like Jennifer every day. Our supportive and attentive team of professionals specialize in providing early pregnancy decision-making services.
Between her company’s year-end tasks and an unexpected break up with her boyfriend, it was four weeks after her missed period before Jennifer even realized her period was late. She immediately decided to have an abortion. A quick search provided the names of several abortion clinics and pregnancy centers in San Francisco. Jennifer liked that Support Circle offered “Time, Space and Support.” She made an appointment and left work a few minutes early to walk to our Sutter Street location. She was relieved to see that our clinic is located in a large medical building that is very discreet due to the many types of medical practices located there.
Once inside our clinic, one of our nurses gave Jennifer a pregnancy test and then a free ultrasound to verify and date the pregnancy and to determine if the pregnancy was viable. The nurse explained that verification and dating was the first step to know all of the available options and to make her decision.
Jennifer shared with her patient advocate that she had been nervous and stressed all day at work, wondering if she was pregnant. Based on her fears and concerns, she considered getting an abortion in San Francisco as her only option. Just a few years out of college, Jennifer was barely making ends meet, even though she had been promoted twice. She couldn’t see how she could possibly afford diapers and childcare on her current budget. Family babysitting was not an option because Jennifer, like so many who live in the Bay Area, had moved here to attend college but remained nearby her alma mater, UC Berkeley.
The father of the baby had suddenly ended the relationship about a month earlier. Since he had not responded to any of Jennifer’s texts seeking closure and blocked her on social media, Jennifer had no way of getting in touch with him. All of Jennifer’s friends were hard at work on their new career tracks. She didn’t think her friends would be understanding or supportive of her pregnancy. Jennifer felt completely alone and without any other option than to go through with an abortion.
The patient advocate took the time to explain all of Jennifer’s options. At Support Circle, we are committed to helping women unearth those things that are perhaps blocking them from making a decision. We want each patient to feel special and unique because every individual who walks through that door, from our perspective, is special and unique.
Jennifer was surprised to learn of the many community resources available to her. With this new information, Jennifer said she felt better informed about her body and felt empowered to make the decision that was right for her and her pregnancy. If you are considering abortion in San Francisco, CA and need a pregnancy verification, a consultation with a nurse, or just to talk, please contact Support Circle’s team of caring professionals today.
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