I'm Pregnant. Now what??

Take a deep breath - You have options.  Let's talk about them.

Your mind is probably racing with questions, and you may be feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes it can be very difficult to talk to your family,
friends or partner. You may be concerned about your financial situation, lack of health insurance or how this pregnancy will affect your life goals. It can be difficult to make decisions when you feel like your life is spinning out of control.  LC Clinic is here to help.

It is your decision, so it is important to know all your options and to make a fully informed decision. Our staff are there to help you assess your situation and figure out what is important to you, to provide accurate information about your options and to support you throughout your pregnancy decision.


The choice to parent is a challenging and rewarding decision. Many women & men would say that an unplanned pregnancy turned their world upside down, but their children turned it right side up. Parenting is a very courageous and loving choice.

You will not be alone in your decision to parent. LC Clinic can help answer questions like:

How can I afford to have a baby right now?
Where can I find information about insurance, hospitals, and doctors?
How can I continue my education?
How will a pregnancy affect my job?
What resources are available if I choose to raise my child?

We also offer material assistance (maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, baby supplies, etc.) and support groups for expecting moms and new parents. Additionally, we have access to a large network of local resources - including referrals for healthcare, housing, food, clothing and employment.

If your current life circumstances are making a decision to parent difficult, let LC Clinic offer you our assistance and support. We will help you during your pregnancy and in planning a future for yourself and your child. LC Clinic cares about you and your baby and will help you find the courage and resources you need to parent your child.


Could adoption be a good plan for you and your baby? If the current circumstances in your life make parenting seem too difficult, you may want to consider an adoption plan. Adoption is a way to give a future to your child, it is also a brave, loving and life-giving choice for the mom, baby and adoptive family.

Some benefits of choosing adoption include:

You can pursue education and career goals and plans;
You can live independently;
You will not have to parent before you are ready;
You will have plenty of time to plan your future and your baby's future;
You can choose to have continued contact with your child (in open adoption) and know how he or she is growing and developing;
You will feel good about your choice.

It is important to understand your adoption choices and to make a fully-informed decision. At LC Clinic, you can learn how the adoption process works and clear up any myths you have about adoption.  Adoption has changed drastically over the years. You have many more options in making an adoption plan - for example, you may select the adoptive couple and decide how involved you would like to be in your child's life. You can choose an open, semi-open or confidential adoption plan.

While we do not facilitate adoptions at LC Clinic, you will not be alone in this decision. Our staff will provide you with accurate information and direct you to a licensed adoption agency to learn more about this loving and courageous choice.


It is important to understand the different abortion procedures, the risks and side effects.

It may seem like having an abortion is the easy solution to an unplanned pregnancy, and you can just move on. It's not that simple. Abortion is not a simple medical procedure without several possible risks and side effects. It can be a life-changing event with significant physical and emotional consequences. Some women who have experienced abortions continue to struggle with their abortion experience and wish they had been better informed about abortion procedures, the risks and side effects.

LC Clinic will provide you with accurate abortion information and answer your questions so that you can make a fully-informed decision.

First, you need to know if you’re ready for an abortion:
Are you really pregnant?
How far along in your pregnancy are you?
Does this pregnancy require immediate medical attention?
Are you at risk for a spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage?

Maybe you’re thinking about abortion because:
You are reluctant to let others know you’re pregnant
You don’t want to interrupt your life plans
There is financial and/or emotional instability to care for a baby
You’re feeling pressure from the father of the baby or other family members
There are health concerns for you and/or the baby

Before you make an appointment for an abortion you should know:
The types of abortions
The risks to your health, both now and in the future
What types of questions to ask the abortion provider

We know how you feel and you’re not alone. Many of our client advocates have been where you are. If you’re considering abortion, we can help you address your questions and concerns. We can also provide and educate you with the facts you need in order to make an informed decision.