Pregnancy options counseling is an opportunity for the person who is pregnant to consider, in conversation with their support network and provider, whether they want to continue the pregnancy and parent the child, continue the pregnancy with a plan for adoption, or have an abortion.
Some pregnant people quickly know which option they’d like to choose. Other people wish to review resources and information on options. It is important that you have a provider who will give you accurate information and referrals for the option you choose, without pressure.
Even if you’re not pregnant and don’t plan to become pregnant, knowing what pregnancy options are available can be helpful.
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists:
American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi: