Negative Effects Of Being Pregnant

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Are You Pregnant?
Becoming pregnant can be one of the most exciting events in a woman’s life. From the clothes shopping to the nursery painting. But first you have to recognize if you are pregnant. Pregnancy can have many symptoms. “A missed period is often the first clue that a woman might be pregnant” (The Office of Women 's Health, 2010). However, there can be symptoms that can be an indicator even before you miss your first period. These symptoms, according to the Office of Women’s Health, can range from breast tenderness down to headaches. Most women, if they suspect to be pregnant, usually take an over the counter, home pregnancy test to find out.
Birth Control Controversy
Whether you are a woman who does not want kids, or you are a
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If you become pregnant, and for some reason you do not think it is best for you to have a child, you do have options available. Options include: Raising the child on your own, abortion, and adoption. The most common is to keep your child. Many mothers are excited for their baby and do not think twice at what they want to do with the child. But for some, the expecting mother becomes pregnant and tend to jump to conclusions as to that they do not want the child. However, there are many resources expecting mothers can go for support and reassurance. Another way is abortion. Abortion consists of terminating the pregnancy. This can be done in multiple ways including taking abortion pills. “The best and safest way a woman can do an abortion herself until the 12th week of pregnancy is with the use of two medicines called Mifepristone and Misoprostol” (Women on Waves , n.d.). if you have been pregnant for over 12 weeks, you can still take the abortion pills, however it is a much lower success rate. The woman will have to find a doctor who will do the abortion and talk to them about the different options. Another option instead of terminating the fetus, is adoption. Many couples, who want children and for some reason cannot have them, turn to adoption agencies to try and get a chance of having a child. If the woman does decide on adoption, she can choose whether to have an open adoption, which gives the mother the ability to communicate with the child and the adoptive parents, or have a closed adoption where there is no contact with the child or the adoptive

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