Three Months Pregnant [What Are My Options?]
What to Do if You're 3 Months Pregnant and Don't Want Baby
If you are three months pregnant and aren't sure you're able to parent the baby, you have options, including adoption. American Adoptions can help. Get free information by calling 1-800-ADOPTION today.
You have your life patterns, the rhythms of your day and week. You have goals and dreams to pursue, problems to solve. And then this new reality comes crashing in, uninvited, and you don’t know what to do, especially if you are three months pregnant and don’t want the baby.
We’re here to help.
No matter if you are 13 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby or nine weeks pregnant and want to give the baby up for adoption, this guide to unplanned pregnancy options in your third month is for you.
There are solutions to the emotions you’ve been processing during these three months.
With the right information, and the right help, your unexpected pregnancy can be handled in a way that keeps your future dreams alive.
To get more information about the options available to you in your third month of pregnancy, call us today at 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online.
First Things to Consider
You’re probably noticing significant changes to your body at this point in your pregnancy. Before considering what options you have when you are nine or 10 weeks pregnant and don’t want it, make sure you are seeing a medical professional. During this third month, you’ll be experiencing some unique things.
9 Weeks Pregnant: You’re getting close to the point when most people start to announce their pregnancies. The fetus is around the size of a cherry but is already beginning to take the shape of a little baby. Unfortunately, this week can be the most intense for some pregnancy symptoms.
10 Weeks Pregnant: It’s about time for maternity clothes, because that baby bump is starting to take shape. There may be some pain in your midsection accompanying this as your body changes to make room for your new baby.
11 Weeks Pregnant: The baby’s growth is rapid at this point in pregnancy. In four weeks, he or she has gone from the size of a blueberry to the size of a lime.
12 Weeks Pregnant: You’re almost to the end of the first trimester, which can be the most difficult time for pregnancy-related symptoms. This is around the time when you will most likely get a first trimester screen to check on the baby’s development.
13 Weeks Pregnant: It’s common to have an ultrasound around week 13, because your baby has formed most of its important body parts. In fact, he or she could have already begun moving the fingers and toes. At this point, you’re one-third of the way through your pregnancy.
Unplanned Pregnancy Options
It can be difficult to be nine or 10 weeks pregnant and not want to be pregnant anymore. Thankfully, you have options for how to handle your unexpected pregnancy. You also have some time to decide on what is best for you. This is a big choice. It’s good to research your options thoroughly before deciding. Those options are:
Parenting: If you’re still considering raising your child, but you’re worried it will be too difficult, there are social services and other resources to help. Parenthood can be a wonderful opportunity.
Abortion: Abortion laws can fluctuate on a state-by-state basis, and they can change rapidly. In the last several years, many state legislatures with conservative majorities have attempted to enact strict limits on abortion, with some voting on banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. If you are considering abortion, you may need to act more quickly, depending on where you live.
Adoption: It’s common to hear the phrase “give a baby up for adoption.” But adoption is not “giving up” at all. It is a brave decision made by a loving mother who wants what is best for her child. Whether you are nine, 12 or 13 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby, you can choose adoption. There are many benefits of adoption for the child, but also for you.
Three Months Pregnant and Don’t Want the Baby: Choosing Adoption
Adoption may be the best choice you can make. If you think adoption is right for you, there are good reasons to begin the adoption process when you are three months pregnant and don’t want the baby. In the adoption process, you’ll get to do things like:
Get to know the family before placing your baby with them
Receive adoption financial assistance
Create a hospital plan
If you choose adoption early on in your pregnancy, you have more time to work with an adoption specialist to make each of these important decisions.
“Today, my son is almost 2 years old. He is a proud big brother to a beautiful little girl. His adoptive mom and dad became pregnant four months after adopting him! We are in constant contact, sharing emails, pictures, cards, and we even Skype. I got to share his first Christmas with him last year. We have an amazing adoption story and our story just continues to get better,” said Kelly, a birth mother who chose American Adoptions to place her baby.
Of course, you shouldn’t rush into this choice. Adoption isn’t always easy, and there is still a loss involved. But, there can also be joy in the decision, knowing that you are reclaiming your life and giving your baby an opportunity to have a great life. You’ll always have the support you need to feel confident and safe dealing with your unplanned pregnancy because of our adoption specialists.
Next Steps for Your Unplanned Pregnancy
If you think adoption could be right for you, or if you need more information about your choices, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time. An adoption specialist would love to speak with you about each of your options.
It’s not easy when you are three months pregnant and don’t want the baby, but you can make the best of this difficult situation.
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