This book asks essential questions about single motherhood, adoption, and abortion to help you carefully think through your decisions about your unplanned pregnancy. It describes 78 reliable resources, linkable from the e-book, to accomplish your decisions. It
• Is your kind companion as you explore your pregnancy to make the right decision for you
•Provides factual information verified by gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurses
•Helps you assess the biological father’s readiness for partnership and parenting
•is so thorough and balanced it can be used in a conversation with your parents or partner
Deciding to be a mother includes being willing to be a single mother should you lose your partner. The single motherhood questions help you explore how single motherhood would affect you, your partner, your child, and your family. The single motherhood resources discuss such things as calculating costs, lists of “how-to” books, support groups, money management, government programs, and housing choices.
The adoption resources address adoption law, types of adoption, adoption agencies, selecting adoptive parents, and how you can establish an ongoing relationship with the adoption family and your child.
In addition to legal and ethical issues, the abortion chapters examine contraception, miscarriage, medical abortion, RU-486, each surgical abortion type, abortion law, finding providers, funding, talk-lines, and determining how far along you are in your pregnancy.
From the Author: I don’t want who I am to be a factor, one way or another, in your decision. This is one of the reasons I have written the book using the pen-name, Tyne Traverson.
At the same time, I worry that readers will not read the book because they don’t know the author’s credentials.I‘m a health-care professional. I want to pass on to you some of what my patients have taught me over the years about unplanned pregnancy. The questions they asked themselves and the consequences they experienced have shaped this book. Many would tell you to think carefully about your unplanned pregnancy to make your own best decision.
The understanding people behind the book’s 78 selected resources welcome a chance to help you. Although they may have various ideas about what you should do, they share a sincere concern for you. Because of them, this book is like the tip of an “iceberg of help” with the resources the extensive part you can’t see at first. You don’t have to experience this unplanned pregnancy alone. Use this book to reach out to them.
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