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How Can Abortion Affect Me Physically? – Ravenswood, WV

Finding out you’re pregnant can bring a wave of emotions. Maybe you feel helpless and trapped, uncertain and scared. You start weighing the options: Can I keep the baby? Maybe you’ve heard the term abortion mentioned, or maybe you’re being pressured by others to get one.

Before you decide on this immense, life-changing decision, there are a few things you should be aware of regarding how getting an abortion can affect your body. There are many side effects that women suffer post-abortion. Complications that can occur may include:

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Infection
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Damage to the Cervix
  • Scarring of the Uterine Lining
  • Perforation of the Uterus
  • Damage to Internal Organs
  • Death

Here at Cross Roads, our goal is to help women just like you weigh the options and make the best choice for you. We want you to find peace during this pregnancy so that you are able to make well-informed decisions. Come in today. We are here for you.

 

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A Word of Encouragement to Pregnant Women – Ravenswood, WV

The moment you’ll never forget – when the pregnancy test read positive.

Pregnancy can be a scary thing. Just think – you’re carrying a human being inside of you! Pretty crazy, right? Here are just a few words from women who have gone before you on this incredible journey:

“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Anonymous

“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” – Anonymous

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.” – Unknown

If you find yourself pregnant, and you don’t know where to turn for help, please visit us at Cross Roads Pregnancy Care Center. We would absolutely love to serve you – confidentially and without judgement.

 

Call Us: 304-344-5411

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I Regret My Abortion – Ripley, WV

I Regret My Abortion – Ripley, WV

Did you have an abortion and now find yourself depressed and regretful?

You are not alone.

Many women who choose abortion find themselves swept up in the aftermath with deep feelings of regret, shame, and depression. Abortion advocates will tell you this is because the culture around you tells you to feel this way and you should just get over it. But when we are in the midst of such pain and instinctual regret, those kinds of ideological platitudes feel empty, and unhelpful.  Wrestling with the feelings surrounding abortion can feel impossible, it may be tempting to ignore them and distract yourself from them in hopes that they will go away. But the emotional wreckage abortion can cause cannot be so simply brushed off, you may find yourselves hit with it in unexpected moments, in the spaces between distractions, or in time alone. It can feel hopeless and you may feel crushed with the weight of these feelings.

But you don’t have to be. It is not hopeless, and you are not alone. Countless women have abortions in their past. Facing the pain, guilt, and grief is not something you have to do alone. You may have had your abortion (or abortions) decades ago, or just yesterday, regardless, we want to help you walk through the aftermath so that you can find hope, healing, and comfort. We want to you to find freedom from your guilt and shame.

We would love to help you–confidentially and without judgement.

 

I Regret My Abortion – Ravenswood, WV

I Regret My Abortion – Ravenswood, WV

Did you have an abortion and now find yourself depressed and regretful?

You are not alone.

Many women who choose abortion find themselves swept up in the aftermath with deep feelings of regret, shame, and depression. Abortion advocates will tell you this is because the culture around you tells you to feel this way and you should just get over it. But when we are in the midst of such pain and instinctual regret, those kinds of ideological platitudes feel empty, and unhelpful.  Wrestling with the feelings surrounding abortion can feel impossible, it may be tempting to ignore them and distract yourself from them in hopes that they will go away. But the emotional wreckage abortion can cause cannot be so simply brushed off, you may find yourselves hit with it in unexpected moments, in the spaces between distractions, or in time alone. It can feel hopeless and you may feel crushed with the weight of these feelings.

But you don’t have to be. It is not hopeless, and you are not alone. Countless women have abortions in their past. Facing the pain, guilt, and grief is not something you have to do alone. You may have had your abortion (or abortions) decades ago, or just yesterday, regardless, we want to help you walk through the aftermath so that you can find hope, healing, and comfort. We want to you to find freedom from your guilt and shame.

We would love to help you–confidentially and without judgement.

 

I’m Pregnant, What’s Next – Ripley, WV

I’m Pregnant, What’s Next – Ripley, WV

If you think you are pregnant but feel overwhelmed by the mere thought of it, you’re not alone. It can help to simply break down each step and just do one thing at a time. Pregnancy is nine months long, you don’t have to have everything figured out today.

The first step if you suspect you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test for confirmation. Our center offers free pregnancy tests and our trained staff and volunteers will go over your test results with you confidentially. We will share with you the options and information available to you and what steps you need to take next.

If you are pregnant and you aren’t sure what to do, that’s okay. If your test is positive you have many good options before you, our staff will gladly discuss them, helping you weigh the pros and cons so that you can choose the best option for you and your baby. We have information on parenting–including educational videos for caring for newborns and other parenting skills. We also have information on adoption and can connect you with agencies. We have information on abortion–how they are performed and the long and short term effects they can have. We want to help you make a decision that is best for you and your baby, a decision you can come to thoughtfully, not in desperation, so that you can be certain it is what you want to do.

Pregnancy can feel overwhelming, it can seem like you have to decide everything right now, but you need only take one step at a time. Your first step can be coming in to see us. You’re not alone, we would love to help.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

 

I’m Pregnant, What’s Next – Ravenswood, WV

I’m Pregnant, What’s Next – Ravenswood, WV

If you think you are pregnant but feel overwhelmed by the mere thought of it, you’re not alone. It can help to simply break down each step and just do one thing at a time. Pregnancy is nine months long, you don’t have to have everything figured out today.

The first step if you suspect you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test for confirmation. Our center offers free pregnancy tests and our trained staff and volunteers will go over your test results with you confidentially. We will share with you the options and information available to you and what steps you need to take next.

If you are pregnant and you aren’t sure what to do, that’s okay. If your test is positive you have many good options before you, our staff will gladly discuss them, helping you weigh the pros and cons so that you can choose the best option for you and your baby. We have information on parenting–including educational videos for caring for newborns and other parenting skills. We also have information on adoption and can connect you with agencies. We have information on abortion–how they are performed and the long and short term effects they can have. We want to help you make a decision that is best for you and your baby, a decision you can come to thoughtfully, not in desperation, so that you can be certain it is what you want to do.

Pregnancy can feel overwhelming, it can seem like you have to decide everything right now, but you need only take one step at a time. Your first step can be coming in to see us. You’re not alone, we would love to help.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

 

Pregnant and Alone – Ripley, WV

Pregnant and Alone – Ripley, WV

Are you facing your pregnancy alone?

You may have just found out you’re pregnant, maybe you’ve known for a while but you don’t want to tell your partner, or your partner has decided they don’t want the responsibility that comes with your pregnancy. Whatever the circumstance, pregnancy can feel like it carries a host of uncertainties as it is, but feeling as though you’re facing it alone can feel like too much to bear. Society tells you that abortion is your best option, that you cannot carry a pregnancy on your own and so you must end it. They are right in saying that pregnancy is hard when you’re alone, but the answer is not to try and get rid of life, it is instead to find the support you need to carry your baby to term and choose the best future for you both. Pregnancy shouldn’t be faced alone, and that’s why we’re here. We are here to give you the support you need to move forward with confidence, to prepare for each trimester, labor and birth so you find peace every step of the way, and to prepare for either parenting or adoption so you have the security of knowing you have chosen the best option for you and your baby. We are here to listen to you when you feel overwhelmed, and we have numerous resources to help you make educated decisions that will leave you at peace and give you and your baby a future of promise.

No one should face pregnancy alone, so come in today, and let us walk with you through it.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

 

Pregnant and Alone – Ravenswood, WV

Pregnant and Alone – Ravenswood, WV

Are you facing your pregnancy alone?

You may have just found out you’re pregnant, maybe you’ve known for a while but you don’t want to tell your partner, or your partner has decided they don’t want the responsibility that comes with your pregnancy. Whatever the circumstance, pregnancy can feel like it carries a host of uncertainties as it is, but feeling as though you’re facing it alone can feel like too much to bear. Society tells you that abortion is your best option, that you cannot carry a pregnancy on your own and so you must end it. They are right in saying that pregnancy is hard when you’re alone, but the answer is not to try and get rid of life, it is instead to find the support you need to carry your baby to term and choose the best future for you both. Pregnancy shouldn’t be faced alone, and that’s why we’re here. We are here to give you the support you need to move forward with confidence, to prepare for each trimester, labor and birth so you find peace every step of the way, and to prepare for either parenting or adoption so you have the security of knowing you have chosen the best option for you and your baby. We are here to listen to you when you feel overwhelmed, and we have numerous resources to help you make educated decisions that will leave you at peace and give you and your baby a future of promise.

No one should face pregnancy alone, so come in today, and let us walk with you through it.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

 

Abortion: I Can’t Fulfill My Dreams – Ravenswood, WV

Abortion: I Can’t Fulfill My Dreams – Ravenswood, WV

If you have unexpectedly found yourself pregnant, it can seem like your world is falling apart. If you have aspirations in your education or your career, a baby seems like an impossible addition to those goals. It might seem like an abortion is the answer to your fears. Abortion is not some quick fix, it is a choice that carries grief, physical complications, and often great regret for women who choose it. Before you make such a huge decision, consider an alternative perspective.

It is true that babies change your life, but change is not always bad, even if it changes the way we achieve our goals. Having a baby might change your schedule, reroute your plans, or force you to be creative with how you approach education and career, but that doesn’t mean you cannot achieve those things at all. In fact, many women who are in situations just like you, have found that having a baby helped their perspective change in a way that made them better students and employees.

An unexpected pregnancy can change your life, and it can make finishing high school or college, or continuing in your career, a challenge, but often the most challenging things are those that our worth our effort in fighting for. Choosing life and continuing to pursue your goals isn’t easy, and it isn’t something you can do alone, but it is possible, and you don’t have to do it alone, we’re here to help.

At Cross Roads we want to help you think through your options. Our volunteers and staff want to lend a listening ear to you as you share your unique circumstances, we want to help you find answers for a choice that will bring you peace, and we want to help connect you to the resources that can help you accomplish your goals without sacrificing life. Come in today, we’re ready to help.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

Is Abortion Legal in WV? – Ravenswood, WV

Is Abortion Legal in WV? – Ravenswood, WV

Is abortion still legal in West Virginia? You’re probably asking this question because you’re considering abortion for yourself, or a loved one. It’s an important question, and yet there is a more important question to accompany it. Yes, abortion is still legal in West Virginia, but does that mean you or someone you love should pursue getting one?

If you or someone you love is considering abortion it is likely because you face an unplanned pregnancy, or perhaps circumstances surrounding a pregnancy have changed. You likely feel scared, uncertain, and want to find something to “fix” things. But abortion does not fix the problems that make your pregnancy seem unbearable, it often compounds them. Abortion may be legal, but that doesn’t mean that it is your best option, and it most certainly isn’t your only option.

If you or someone you love is facing an unplanned pregnancy and you feel alone and uncertain, we are here to help you. Sometimes the best way to decide on what to do next is simply to talk with someone who cares, and at Cross Roads Pregnancy Center we care about you. You can come in for a free pregnancy test, and speak with one of our caring staff or volunteers, we are here to listen to you, to share with you the many options before you as you face pregnancy, and most of all to help you see that you are not in this alone. Call or come in and see us today.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com