I Don't Know
What to Do

Was your pregnancy test positive?

If you’re pregnant, and it’s unexpected, you might feel completely overwhelmed.

You have some big decisions ahead of you, and if you feel like you have to make those decisions alone, please know we are here for you.

It's okay if you don't have it
all figured out just yet.

The important thing to remember is that this is your choice to make, and it doesn’t have to be rushed or made for you. Take time to learn about all your pregnancy options and learn more about yourself, too. 

Not Ready?

If you're worried that you aren't ready to be a mom, and want to learn more about your personal strengths, you can use our free quiz here.

While you are thinking through your options, it can be helpful to visualize each option. Think about how today’s decision will make you feel now, and try to think about how you’ll feel in the future.

Here are the most common options:
(In alphabetical order)

Abortion

Of all your choices, this is the most immediately permanent. That’s something to keep in mind if you don't know if you want an abortion. It’s also something to think about if you’re feeling pressured to have an abortion.

If you think you might want an abortion, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

Have I taken a pregnancy test yet?

If you have not had a positive pregnancy test, click here to find a location for a free pregnancy test, or call 1-800-712-4357.

Do I know enough about abortion to be confident in my choice?

If not, contact us and we can connect you with help in your area. These centers are designed to empower you to make an informed choice, and they will never profit from your decision in any way.

Have I had an ultrasound to see if my pregnancy is viable?

Sadly, some early pregnancies end in miscarriages, so it’s good to know that before making an abortion decision. An ultrasound will also alert you if you have an ectopic1 pregnancy, which can be a life-threatening condition. For a free ultrasound, call 1-800-712-4357, send us a text, or you are welcome to chat with us.

Adoption

This is a decision that can be made any time in your pregnancy, all the way up to birth. It can even be made right after you have your baby. There are several different kinds of adoption, and it can be helpful to learn about each type to see if any fit your situation.

If you are thinking about adoption, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Have I confirmed my pregnancy by both pregnancy test and ultrasound?

This is important in helping you determine that you’re pregnant and how far along you are. It’s also helpful to know how your pregnancy is progressing.

Do I understand the different types of adoption and my rights before and after?

You can call 1-800-712-4357send us a text, or chat with us at Option Line, and we can locate adoption help in your area. We can connect you with an adoption agency that will provide you with more information, and help you know all of your rights.

Parenting

This is a decision that can be made all the way up to birth. It's completely normal to not feel ready to be a mom when you first find out you are pregnant. Here’s the good news—during the several months of your pregnancy, you have time to learn new skills and gather resources for your growing family. If you're not sure how to get help with baby items, parenting classes, healthcare, or other necessities, please contact us today!

If you're thinking about parenting your baby, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Have I had a pregnancy test and ultrasound?

This is important in helping you determine that you’re pregnant, how far along you are, and that your pregnancy is viable.

Do I need any help?

Some women are in a position to purchase what they need on their own. Most women might need a little (or a lot) of help. There are over 2,000 organizations in the United States, and many more around the world, who help women and families with anything from baby bottles and diapers, to peer and professional counseling, and even housing.

Where can I get parenting help?

Call 1-800-712-4357send us a text, or chat with us at Option Line today, and we can locate parenting help in your area. This could include baby items, parenting classes, and referrals to community help local to you. We’re here 24/7!

Note: Option Line and our network of participating pregnancy centers offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, these centers do not offer or refer for abortion services. The information presented on this website and given through contacting Option Line is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.