She sat in her dorm room alone, her heart beating a million miles an hour. She kept thinking, “Please be negative, please be negative, please, please!” When she finally had the courage to look, there was no denying the result: PREGNANT!
“What am I going to do?” thought the young woman. “I’m a freshman in college and on a full ride scholarship. There is no way I can keep this baby. I’m not going to be able to hide a pregnancy for long. Everything will change. I want to finish school. I’ll lose everything. I can’t take care of a baby right now. Not a good time at all in my life. NOT NOW!”
Ideally, a woman would like to be fully prepared to have a baby: a home, good job, people to be excited with and for her, medical insurance. The reality,however, is often different: nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended or unplanned. Sometimes being pregnant seems to happen at the worst possible time in one’s life. A baby may feel like a complete interruption to plans made, and abortion looks like the answer. Most women don’t think about the possible risks and side effects of abortion, immediately after the procedure or in the future.
There are other options available. If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, take a deep breath and don’t make any rash decisions. Talk with someone you trust and explore all of your pregnancy options and the resources available in your community. There are many organizations and agencies that can help, from housing and adoption to insurance and parenting classes.
Insurance may be at the top of your list of concerns. You may wonder, How am I going to afford the doctor visits and the delivery? The average cost of delivery is $3,500, without complications. Extra costs include the monthly visits to an obstetrician(OB). Many women qualify for health insurance through Medicaid. If you live in Wyoming, call 1-855-297-2127 to see if you qualify. Medicaid will cover a pregnant woman for all her OB appointments and the delivery; additionally, the baby will be covered with insurance for one year after he or she is born.
Maybe you find yourself thinking “NOT NOW!” Take time to consider your options and contact True Care for a free appointment. We will provide the medical services you need and find answers to three important questions: (1) Am I really pregnant? (2) If so, how far along am I? (3) Do I have an STD? We can also provide you with many resources, including learning if you qualify for Medicaid.
If you think you may be pregnant, call or text 307-215-9684 to schedule your FREE appointment. You just may discover that your “NOT NOW!” can become an “I CAN DO THIS!”