There are three options when it comes to your second-trimester pregnancy options. Maybe the initial fear and anxiety have settled a bit now, and you can see clearer. You have three options to choose from: surgical abortion, adoption, or parenting.
The decision is ultimately yours, but we’re here to inform you so you can make a confident decision.
Second Trimester Pregnancy Options
To clarify, you are in your second trimester, from 13 weeks to 26 weeks. The only pregnancy choice that changes based on the trimester is abortion options.
Your Abortion Option
The only abortion you’re eligible for in your second trimester is a surgical procedure. A typical second-trimester surgical abortion procedure is dilation and curettage, commonly called a D&C abortion.
If women are farther than second-trimester, a dilation and evacuation abortion can be done. Each of these surgical abortion procedures involves dilating the cervix and using surgical instruments to remove the pregnancy from the uterus.
Your Adoption Options
Adoption is when a woman chooses to place her child with an adoptive family. This decision can be made at any point in the pregnancy.
There are three types of adoption plans: open, closed, and semi-open. The birth mother will choose one that fits with her desired relationship with her child and the adoptive family.
There is no cost for birth mothers for the adoption. An adoption agent can walk you through your options to choose the best plan for you and help you explore more about this option.
Your Parenting Option
Your last second-trimester pregnancy option is parenting. You may have reservations about this option because it seems like it requires the most responsibility, but resources are available to support you if you choose this option.
No matter what, you will always be a mother, and support is available to help you feel confident as a parent.
Our team at Ramona Women’s Clinic offers resources and education about all three of these pregnancy options. You don’t have to navigate this decision alone.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment today to discuss more. You are stronger than you know!