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I Regret My Abortion – Madison, WV

I Regret My Abortion – Madison, 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 – Madison, WV

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

Pregnant and Alone – Madison, 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 – Madison, WV

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

Is Abortion Legal in WV? – Madison, 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

How Do I Provide For My Baby? – Madison, WV

How Do I Provide For My Baby? – Madison, WV

Are you pregnant and uncertain how you will provide for your baby? Maybe you are struggling to find a doctor who you can afford to see for prenatal care? We can help connect you with doctors in the area to find affordable care. Perhaps you are considering choosing adoption but not sure where to start? We can connect you with adoption agencies; and if you’re still deciding one of our compassionate staff or volunteers would gladly be a listening ear as you weigh your decision.

Pregnancy can feel insurmountable, especially if you don’t feel like you are able to financially prepare for your baby. It doesn’t have to be impossible though, there are many community resources available for women just like you, to help pregnant mothers and babies have the resources they need to thrive. At Cross Roads we want to connect you with these resources and help equip you to provide for your child.

Whether you are in need of job, healthcare, housing, utility, or food assistance we can connect you to the many resources available in your community to ensure that those needs are met in your pregnancy and after.

In addition to the many resources we can refer you to, we also offer the Earn While You Learn program that allows you to gain education on having a healthy pregnancy and equip yourself for labor and delivery, parenting, and infant care. As you gain these skills you earn credits to spend in our on-site Baby Boutique where you can use them to purchase maternity clothes and baby items.

Pregnancy can seem like a financial difficulty, but we are here to help you, and there are many others in the community who are committed to helping you as well. We want you and your baby to thrive. Come in and see us today, you can meet with one of our trained staff or volunteers to help decide what resources would best help you so that you can be at peace in your pregnancy and feel well-equipped for the next stage.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com

Healthy Pregnancy? Madison, WV

Healthy Pregnancy? Madison, WV

What should I expect in pregnancy? What is different about each trimester? How do I know when to call a doctor?

What should I be eating? What should I avoid? What do I do with a newborn?

These are all questions that can flood your mind as soon as you learn you’re pregnant. Pregnancy can seem overwhelming, and honestly, a little mysterious. But if you want to stay healthy, and be informed about what’s happening with your body each step of the way, and have a heads up on what to expect when baby arrives, then Cross Roads can help. Our free program, Earn While You Learn, is designed for the woman who wants to take an active role in her pregnancy. We offer information on topics ranging from labor and delivery to breastfeeding; prenatal nutrition to newborn care; and so much more. In addition to learning information that will help you know more about what’s happening with your body in pregnancy and how to handle it, and what to expect each trimester and beyond, Earn While You Learn allows you to earn points with each lesson you complete, and your points can be used to shop in our baby boutique to purchase things like maternity clothes and newborn essentials.

Pregnancy doesn’t have to be mysterious or overwhelming. There are a lot of wonderful things happening each trimester as your baby grows, and the more you know the better prepared you will be for each stage, and their final arrival. Come into Cross Roads today, we would love to help you in your journey toward a healthy pregnancy and informed parenthood.

Call Us: 304-344-4511

Text Us: 304-508-2911

Email Us: contactus@crossroadspcc.com