Just when you thought it was safe to venture outside again, to escape the mind-numbing boredom of looking at the same scenery day in and day out with the same people, the coronavirus is on the rise in Texas. And, to top it off, you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Good times!
We can’t do anything about the pandemic or the economic situation it’s caused, but we can help you if you’re faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Help may look a bit different, but we’re making our services available to you in every way possible.
Do you want to discuss the pros and cons of your options? Do you need some emotional support (and really, who doesn’t)? You can connect with us online, or through Instagram and Facebook. Maybe you just need to talk to someone. You can call us at (214)-210-1060 to talk or even set up a Zoom meeting. We will even put on our masks and bring a generous supply of hand sanitizer to meet with you somewhere you feel comfortable—a pregnancy center where you’re comfortable, in a nearby park or at your home on your patio. Sure, things might be different, but you don’t have to take that journey alone.
We certainly don’t want to scare anyone, but we do want you to be aware of the risks. Based on the most recent information, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists pregnant women at a possible higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than non-pregnant women. Limit your contact with other people. Safeguard yourself from infection—wear a cloth face mask when interacting with people, wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer and physically distance yourself from others—there are a few other protective measures to take if you’re pregnant.
Do not skip your prenatal care appointments or postpartum appointments. If you are concerned about attending your appointment due to COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider.
Ask your healthcare provider how they are taking steps to separate healthy patients from those who may be sick.
Some healthcare providers might choose to cancel or postpone some visits. Others may switch certain appointments to telemedicine visits, which are appointments over the phone or video. These decisions will be based on the circumstances in your community as well as your individual care plan.
Call your healthcare provider if you have an urgent medical question.
Vaccines During pregnancy
Although there is no vaccine available to protect against the virus that causes COVID-19, receiving some vaccines during pregnancy, such as influenza (flu) and Tdap vaccines, can help protect you and your baby. If you are pregnant, you should continue to receive your recommended vaccines. Talk with your healthcare provider about visits for vaccines during pregnancy.
Don’t be afraid to reach out. We understand that you may feel overwhelmed and confused. We understand that you might feel like you’re riding an emotional roller coaster. We “get it.” Our advocates will be your side through the journey. We will help you develop a plan and answer your questions about adoption and abortion with no judgement. We can and will help you navigate the road ahead, even if things get tough. And, there’s no fee.