My husband told me to check out abortion clinics near me

My husband and I met when we were sophomores at San Francisco State.  After graduation three years ago, we decided to stay in the Bay Area while we both pursued our MBAs. Then I got pregnant with our daughter. Initially, I had contemplated getting an abortion at one of the abortion clinics near me so I could finish my degree. But Ken said he wanted to marry me and we could do this together. So, I put my degree on hold to care for our baby.

Things were mostly fine until two months ago when Ken’s company declared bankruptcy and closed their doors without informing any of the employees. Ken is actively looking for another job but he is freaking out because our savings are running low and we don’t have medical insurance. Ken told me to get an abortion. We have argued back and forth about it. He reminded me that we have our daughter because he stopped me from going to one of the abortion clinics near me back then. And, he said he didn’t see what the difference was. Now that I have been caring for our daughter, I know what we would be passing up and I want this baby. I don’t want to get an abortion. Ken is smart and talented. I know he will get another job soon and our finances will be fine again.

Support Circle helped when I was pregnant with our daughter so I knew they would give me a free ultrasound and pregnancy verification, that I needed to qualify for Medi-Cal services.  It was nice going back and talking to the patient advocate about our situation. I had so much bottled up but she listened and let me talk.

It was a surprise when the ultrasound revealed that I had miscarried. My patient advocate was able to help me to process my initial thoughts and emotions about the miscarriage. I’m so glad I found out in a warm, caring environment like Support Circle. It might have been a lot harder to deal with if I didn’t already have supportive people right there to talk to.

My husband took the news of the miscarriage harder than I thought. He had actually come around to the idea of having another child. Ken said he was glad I had gone to Support Circle, instead of any of the abortion clinics near me, because Support Circle really cares.

On my way to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte I found Support Circle

On my way to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, I found Support Circle. My period was late so I suspected that I might be pregnant. I wanted to find out for sure. I knew I could do a home pregnancy test but I just felt like I would prefer to get an official pregnancy verification done.

At 23, I was back living at home with my parents. I had a college degree and crushing college loan debt that was barely being chipped away because I was working as a restaurant hostess. My father was on my case about what a waste my life was and my mom was always trying to control my every move. I went to bars after work to dance and drink my parent’s disapproval away. The thought of having to tell my parents I was pregnant was beyond unbearable. So, I avoided facing the truth by running errands instead of driving straight over to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.

I noticed on a flyer that Support Circle offered free pregnancy tests and pregnancy verifications. When I drove past it, I thought, “Heck, why not?!” I am so glad I went in. Jackie was calm and reassuring. She listened as I told her how completely unsure how I should move forward. I wasn’t sure how I felt about becoming a parent or having an abortion. Maybe once I knew for sure if I was pregnant, I would be able to make a decision either way.

When my pregnancy test came back negative, I was ecstatic! I wouldn’t have to tell my parents I was pregnant and deal with all that would have entailed. It felt like I had a new chance to make my life right. After mailing graduate school applications, I went to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte for the birth control pill. Being in that terrifying position once was enough. I am so thankful to Support Circle giving me a free pregnancy test and for not being judgmental of me.

 

 

I was on my way to get an abortion near me

The most bizarre thing happened to me when I was on my way to get an abortion near me. Some background: I graduated summa cum laude with a math degree from Berkeley. I have a great job at a tech startup in the Bay Area. Logic and reasoning are what I understand. Needless to say, it was unreal that TWO cars that got in front of me that day had “Choose Life” license plates. It felt like the universe was speaking to me so I cancelled my abortion appointment.

Instead of going to Planned Parenthood, I drove to the beach and sat there thinking for hours. At first, I was tempted to reschedule for another abortion near me. But, the more I sat there, staring at the water, the more I realized there was not a good, valid reason for me to abort my baby. My job pays well and has great benefits. It really was a no brainer that I should keep the pregnancy. Now the big issue would be to tell my mother.

As I was leaving the beach, I saw a sign for Support Circle so I headed over there. They were so friendly and helpful. When I met with the patient advocate, I shared my fear about telling my mother. Since I had the ultrasound, I thought I might take that photo with me when I tell her. The patient advocate encouraged me. She helped me to see it may be difficult to tell my mom and for her to hear at first but, this baby may end up being a source of joy for her.

The nurse gave me a free ultrasound. To our surprise, I am carrying TWINS! My mom is a twin so I knew this would mean a great deal to her. I was excited to bring the ultrasound image to show my mom. Mom was very happy and overjoyed. She just kept hugging me and crying and looking at the ultrasound image and smiling and hugging and crying. Lol

I am so glad I went to Support Circle instead of getting an abortion near me. The staff were kind and supportive of my choices. It was great to have someone to talk things through with.

 

After my Planned Parenthood appointment, I was so upset and confused

After my Planned Parenthood appointment, I was so upset and confused. It wasn’t anything they said. I had felt so alone ever since I found out I was pregnant. I saw a sign that said: “NOT okay to be pregnant?” Nope, it was not okay for me to be pregnant. I called the number for Support Circle.

My husband and I had known each other since middle school. We were high school sweethearts and married after our freshman year in college when I became pregnant with our first child. The fairytale ended pretty abruptly when I had to drop out of UC Berkeley to work, care for an infant and put my husband through college. We had three more children since and I became a stay-at-home mom. I just started working again a few months ago. I had to start at the bottom again. Now separated, things were not looking good for reconciliation.

When I missed my period, I thought it was stress from the separation. But when I got sick walking through our apartment hallway, smelling the different aromas of our neighbor’s cooking, I knew I was pregnant. I’m barely making it with four children on my own. I just couldn’t imagine having five children with cost of living so expensive in the Bay Area. I made that Planned Parenthood appointment to have an abortion, in part, so I won’t have to listen to my mother if she found out I was pregnant again.

When I went in to Support Circle, the staff were so kind and friendly, I was able to relax. I unloaded everything I was dealing with on Jackie, my patient advocate. It felt so good to be able to talk and get it all out. She listened. More than that, it did not feel like I was being judged at all. Jackie even gave me a number of resources that could help me if I decide to carry this baby to term or if I decide to place it for adoption.

I don’t know yet, if I will schedule another Planned Parenthood appointment to have an abortion. I do know how thankful I am for Support Circle and their great team. I don’t feel as alone as I did before.

I almost always go to Planned Parenthood

Ever since I was 16 and first got on the pill, I almost always go to Planned Parenthood. This time, I decided to go to Support Circle because I saw a flier for them and their services are all free.

It was easy to schedule an appointment with Support Circle via text. When I arrived, the medical office was comfortable and the staff were friendly with me. I met with the nurse first. The nurse took a medical history and I shared about my previous pregnancies.

I felt mixed emotions about this pregnancy. I wanted to be happy and excited but I felt so much anxiety. My first pregnancy ended in a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (when the fetus does not implant in the uterus). My second pregnancy ended recently in miscarriage. I was so terrified of having another ectopic pregnancy. I could have died the first time if I had not gone to Planned Parenthood that day for an ultrasound.

The nurse was very understanding of my medical history. Since I did not have an official pregnancy verification yet, she had me do a pregnancy test to confirm I was pregnant. Then she asked if I would like to do an ultrasound to determine how far along I was and to see if the fetus was where it should be, in my uterus, not in my fallopian tubes.  I was so excited to see my baby had made it to my uterus and there was a strong heartbeat this time. All of a sudden, it all became real to me.

I had not allowed myself to think about next steps if the baby was viable. The Support Circle Patient Advocate met with me next. She was able to help me process these new thoughts and emotions. She also gave me some great resources to look over if I decide to parent this baby. I’m so glad I went to Support Circle instead of Planned Parenthood.

 

I am familiar with the abortion clinics near me

I am familiar with the abortion clinics near me because I have had two previous abortions. My boyfriend and I are undecided about what to do about this pregnancy so we came to Support Circle together.

My boyfriend waited while I met with the Patient Advocate and the nurse first. I was able to share my fears and concerns about continuing the pregnancy. My friends are supportive and even want to throw me a shower. Xavier told his mom and she is excited as this would be her first grandchild. Liam wants us to co-parent together. He has even purchased decorations for the nursery and is talking about investing or our child’s future.

Even with all of this support, I’m just not sure. I don’t think we are financially stable enough to have a child. We are both in college. Neither of us has a job lined up after graduation and we are going to have to start paying on school loans soon. There are so many reasons why I could go to one of the abortion clinics near me. It was good to be able to talk to the Patient Advocate and share all of my worries and fears regarding raising this child. The relationship with Xavier is hold and cold. I don’t want to bring a child into that instability. My Patient Advocate listened, was comforting and she gave me a list of resources that helped calm some of my fears.

I’m thankful to Support Circle for taking the time to meet with Xavier and me. The Patient Advocate listened to Xavier and even talked to Xavier about ways he can be supportive of me during the pregnancy. She recommended couples counseling as a place to verbalize our needs and preferences. We both felt heard and cared for. We have a clear path ahead of us and I feel in a better frame of mind to make a final decision. I’m so glad we went to Support Circle instead of to any of the abortion clinics near me.

I couldn’t wait for my Planned Parenthood appointment

As soon as I suspected I was pregnant, I made a Planned Parenthood appointment. I knew I would need to have a pregnancy verification to be able to get services through Medi-Cal, the state medical program. But there was so much going on in my life that I really just needed to know right away.  I made a few calls and Support Circle was able to see me the same day!

The Support Circle offices were easy to find in a medical office building. I wasn’t really expecting the warm, comfy atmosphere. The staff were friendly too. When I cancelled my Planned Parenthood appointment, I wasn’t expecting to find such a great location for women.

If you are like me and need a pregnancy verification, to get Medi-Cal health benefit services, before you can get into a Planned Parenthood appointment, call or text Support Circle. Their team really cares.

Would Planned Parenthood have told me that?

After I left Support Circle, I wondered if Planned Parenthood would have provided all of the information I had just received?  A few years ago, when I was just entering college, I found myself pregnant. So, I did what many young women on the brink of starting their lives do, I had an abortion. Now, a few years later, I was unsure if I was pregnant.

Things are different now. I have been in a committed relationship with my boyfriend of three years. We are planning to get married later this year. Payne has already graduated and started working at a large financial firm downtown. It’s a lot of long hours and sometimes he works weekends, but I have one more year to go and it’s nice to be able to study without feeling like I should be spending time with Payne. When I realized I might be pregnant, I was going to go to Planned Parenthood again, but Payne’s sister recommended I try Support Circle. She went to Support Circle for a pregnancy verification last year.

It was easy to get an appointment that fit my schedule at Support Circle. The nurse that did the ultrasound was so kind and friendly. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I started asking her lots of questions about my pregnancy and about the differences between the morning after pill and the abortion pill. When I started talking to the patient advocate about my thoughts and feelings about this pregnancy, I started crying about the abortion I had years ago. The flood of emotions about that first pregnancy took me by surprise. She let me talk and I could tell she was really listening. I needed that.

By the time I left Support Circle, I was feeling better and felt so much more knowledgeable and better able to make an informed decision about my pregnancy. I don’t think Planned Parenthood would have been able to give me all of the information and emotional support I received. I’m glad my boyfriend’s sister told me about Support Circle. From now on, I ‘m telling everyone to go to Support Circle if they think they are pregnant.

Abortion Clinics Near Me

A Search for Abortion Clinics Near Me Brought Me to Support Circle

A search for abortion clinics near me brought me to Support Circle. I’m from Australia. I took a gap year after I completed my degree to travel across America. My goal was to visit all 50 states in 50 weeks before beginning a masters program at U.C. Berkeley. I began my American trek last year with my college boyfriend. We planned the trip to end in California. We did not plan on breaking up in Texas and I did not plan on getting pregnant.

When I realized I had not had a period for some time, I purchased a home pregnancy test that confirmed what I had feared. I was alone and pregnant in a foreign country without medical insurance, about to begin graduate school and not a clue what to do with a baby. I did a search for abortion clinics near me.

On the phone with the abortion provider, when she told me the costs, I was surprised. I am accustomed to socialized healthcare so having to pay hundreds of dollars to terminate my pregnancy seemed insane. And more money than I could afford. After I hung up, I took a chance and began to search for free pregnancy verifications.  That’s when I found Support Circle.

When I called to make an appointment, the lady I spoke to was kind and helpful. Tasha at Support Circle, was the nurse that confirmed my pregnancy with an ultrasound and completed the pregnancy verification. Tasha was patient and answered all of my questions about abortion in America and the abortion pill. There was so much I had no clue about and other things I had misunderstood.

I’m thankful to Support Circle’s team for their welcoming treatment of me. I am also grateful for the free ultrasound and free pregnancy verification that was required by abortion clinics near me. Thank you for all of your help, Support Circle.

Snippet: I’m thankful to Support Circle’s team for their welcoming treatment of me. I am also grateful for the free ultrasound and free pregnancy verification that was required by the abortion clinic near me. Thank you for all of your help, Support Circle.

More info: https://supportcircle.org/consideringabortion