Planned Parenthood Online Appointment

I made a Planned Parenthood online appointment but was hesitant to return to Planned Parenthood. After graduating from college a few years ago, I went through a four-month phase where I drank and partied a LOT. I had periods the entire time. At one point, I was feeling sick so I decided to see a doctor at Planned Parenthood. Turns out, the sick was not from my drinking but from a pregnancy.

During the ultrasound, the Planned Parenthood doctor said the heartbeat was irregular and that he didn’t think the baby would have a normal life. He recommended I terminate the pregnancy. It was all a bit much for me to process. I went ahead and took his advice and had an abortion. I don’t believe in abortion and I didn’t even know I was pregnant. I have been dealing with the guilt and what-ifs ever since.

Recently, I missed my period so I went ahead and made a Planned Parenthood online appointment. I was so ambivalent about returning that I rescheduled twice. I confided in a colleague at the law firm where I work. She suggested I go to Support Circle in Redwood City. She said she had been to Support Circle and they were helpful and non-judgmental.

I’m so glad I went to Support Circle. Support Circle was able to do everything I wanted Planned Parenthood to do – but at no charge! They gave me a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. Marisa, my nurse, was able to help me with nausea. I’m keeping this pregnancy but it has brought up a lot of emotions. My patient advocate, Irene, has been helping me deal with the range of emotions from my abortion that have come up with this pregnancy. Irene is so kind. I wish there were more people like her in the world.

I’m glad I cancelled my Planned Parenthood online appointment when I found Support Circle instead. The Support Circle team is knowledgeable and helpful. They were able to help me in ways I didn’t expect. If you are pregnant, I recommend you go to Support Circle first.

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