Becoming pregnant unexpectedly is stressful for any woman, especially for college students. With the added pressures of classes, exams, and extracurricular activities, knowing how to navigate this unexpected news can be a curveball.
While you don’t have to decide immediately, you’ll want to do your research to make an informed decision instead of giving in to what your friends or family may pressure you into.
If you’re in college and facing an unplanned pregnancy, read this article for the following steps to help you make a plan you’re comfortable with.
Confirm the Pregnancy
If you suspect you are pregnant, the first step is to confirm your suspicions with a pregnancy test. Many college health centers offer no-cost pregnancy tests to their students.
You can also get a free pregnancy test at our clinic, or pick one up at your local drugstore. If you’re unsure of the best time to take a pregnancy test, we can also help you calculate the optimal time to take the test based on the date of your last missed period.
Schedule an Ultrasound
To protect your health, you’ll next want to schedule a no-cost ultrasound at Crystal Women’s Clinic . This important scan can alert you to health complications like an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage.
If the ultrasound reveals an ectopic pregnancy, you may require a procedure other than an elective abortion to prevent the pregnancy from rupturing. If untreated, this condition can be life-threatening.
Learn About Local Resources
If you’re in the middle of earning your degree and get the news that you’re pregnant, it can feel like a curve in the road with no idea of what’s around the corner. You may feel stuck or without options.
You are not alone! If you’re pregnant in college, many options and resources are available. If you continue your pregnancy and pursue your educational and career goals, there are options for academic accommodations, childcare support, and financial aid.
To learn more, schedule a no-cost options consultation at Crystal Women’s Clinic so you can ask questions and learn about local resources in a safe, compassionate environment. Schedule an appointment today!