As a Nevada woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Nevada, you are most likely at a stressful point in your life. You may be wondering what to do, and there’s a lot of sensationalized information out there that will try to tell you what to do about your unexpected pregnancy. First and foremost, let’s get one very important fact out of the way: No one can tell you what to do with your unexpected pregnancy. This is a decision that ultimately rests on you and you alone. You know what’s best for you.
Perhaps the first question you should ask yourself when you’ve processed that you’re experiencing an unintended pregnancy in NV is, “Am I ready to be a parent?” If the answer to that question is a firm yes, then you may as well stop reading this article; that’s exactly what you should do. Never let anyone else tell you that you aren’t ready to parent.
If, however, you aren’t sure of your answer, you may ask yourself some follow-up questions:
Can I afford to be a parent? In 2015, raising a child until the age of 18 cost an average of $233,610. This is a lot of money to anyone, especially someone who isn’t financially stable at this point in their lives. To some women, money is a big factor when deciding whether or not they feel ready to be a mother.
What is my relationship with the baby’s father? Will I have a partner in raising this child? Some women don’t wish to parent alone, while others aren’t bothered by the idea. This is entirely up to you.
Will I still be able to pursue my own career or education goals while raising a child? It’s absolutely possible, but it’s also true that it will be more difficult.
Do I want to be a parent? Not all women do, and that’s perfectly okay.
If you’re still wondering what to do if you’re not ready to be a parent, however, there are two other options for a pregnancy in Nevada.
If you aren’t prepared to parent at this point in your life, one option that’s available to you in Nevada is abortion. On this topic in particular, there are a lot of sensationalized resources, so it’s important that you stick to reliable sources, such as Planned Parenthood, for your information.
It’s also important that you know Nevada’s abortion laws if this is an option that you’re considering. Here are some facts to consider about abortion in Nevada:
In 2013, Nevada had 13 facilities that provided abortions. In 2014, only 9 percent of women lived in the counties that housed these facilities, so most Nevada women must travel to obtain an abortion.
As of April 1, 2017, a woman can only receive public funding for an abortion if her life is endangered or rape or incest occurred.
The only way you can have an abortion 26 weeks or more after your last menstrual period is if your life or health is in danger.
In Nevada, no parental involvement is required for minors to obtain an abortion.
The last option, of course, for an unplanned pregnancy in Nevada is adoption. The benefits of adoption are countless. For birth moms, adoption:
Lets you remain in your child’s life. You can keep in contact with their adoptive parents and watch them grow.
Eliminates the burdens of parenting without having an abortion
Allows you to know your child is safe and loved with a family that will be able to provide every opportunity he or she deserves
For adopted children, adoption allows them to:
Grow up in safe and stable environment
Have access to opportunities you may not be able to provide, such as college
Be raised with two sets of parents, knowing all the while that they are loved more than anything
Have the advantages that come with being raised in a family that was both financially and emotionally prepared to grow
Remember, you’re the only one that’s qualified to decide what to do with your unplanned pregnancy in Nevada. To speak with an unbiased social worker for free information, no matter which route you’re considering, call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time.
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