If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed, stressed, and unsure of what to do. As you consider your options, it’s important to be informed about the potential risks so you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy.

While the physical risks and side-effects of abortion are well-known and widely discussed for decades, the mental health effects are now better understood, thanks to research and studies.

What is Mental Health

The World Health Organization, defines mental health as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.”

In other words, our mental health can impact our overall physical health and the decisions we make. The decisions we make can greatly impact our mental health. That’s why it’s so important for your wellbeing to protect not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.

Connection Between Mental Health and Abortion

A study conducted by medical researcher and professor David Fergusson, found abortion was associated with increased risks of anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicidal behaviors. He concluded that women who had abortions also had higher rates of mental health problems than other women. 

Get the Facts – Know Your Options

With the physical and mental health risks associated with abortion it’s important that you have all the information you need so that you can make the best decision for your health and future.

Confirming your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test and follow up ultrasound scan can provide you with important facts about your pregnancy. This information includes details like the age, location, and viability of your pregnancy–key data that can empower you to make the best decision for yourself.

At Alpha Pregnancy Care Center our staff can provide you with a free and confidential pregnancy test and follow up ultrasound if necessary. Once you have all that information our trained staff can also talk to you about the results of your ultrasound, let you know your options, and listen to your concerns and questions.

Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment, and start getting the answers you deserve.