“I think I might be pregnant. Do you think I should get an abortion?” Have you found yourself at the end of this question? Did your best friend just tell you she is pregnant? What do you say? Perhaps you’ve never experienced this, or maybe you have, and you still have mixed feelings about your own abortion. What do you do? How do you encourage your friend, sister, or cousin to find the help she needs? The help you may not have had yourself. If this is where you are today, this blog is for you.
The first best step you can take is to encourage, listen, and talk with her.
You can tell her that at Mid Cities Women’s Clinic we care about HER! We want to provide ALL the information she needs to make an informed choice. You can also share that many women miscarry in their first trimester and that it’s possible she may not even need to make a decision. An ultrasound can give her that information – and we can offer that service at no charge. Our medical staff and counselors can provide all of the information and testing she needs to make an informed choice.
The second best step you can take is to encourage her to CONTACT US.
At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, all our services are FREE! We offer a consultation to go over different options, pregnancy tests, and an ultrasound that will confirm whether her pregnancy is viable. If your friend thinks she may be pregnant, encourage her to come in right away.
The third best step is to let her know you are there for her.
You can assure your best friend that Texas law allows a minor to consent to a pregnancy or STI test without telling your parent. However, if you are a pregnant teen, you cannot make any decision concerning abortion without parental consent. Her decision to have an abortion may be one of the most significant choices she ever makes. Keep in mind, you have a strong voice in your best friend’s pregnancy decision, even though, at the end of the day, it is her decision alone to make. You can let her know that it is vital that she is fully aware of all her options, risks, and benefits. It’s her ultimate decision, we are here to support her and care for her needs. Call us today: 817-577-4387. Or, if your friend is not comfortable, she can go online and request an appointment HERE.