Maybe you think you might be pregnant and are unsure what to do. You don’t like the idea of abortion, and yet you are not planning on having a baby right now. 

What are your options? First, you should step back and find out if you are pregnant. 

Sometimes, symptoms that seem like pregnancy are something else. The only way to tell for sure is with a pregnancy test.

At My Life Clinic, our trained staff members offer free, medical-grade pregnancy tests. If the test is positive, we can provide a free and confidential ultrasound.

Once you know you are pregnant, we will share information on your available options.  If you are not seeking an abortion, the two remaining choices are adoption and parenting. 

1. Adoption

You might be unable to parent for many reasons—at least with this child. There is no shame in realizing that this is not the right time for you. 

Many couples in Missouri are seeking to adopt. When you work with a credible adoption agency, you can be confident that they have carefully screened all adoptive families. 

In Missouri, you can select the adoptive family. You can also decide if you want an open, closed, or semi-open adoption. 

Typically, the adoptive family will pay for adoption legal fees and any medical expenses not covered by insurance. You may also be able to receive financial assistance for your pregnancy. 

Your adoption agency will work with you every step of the way. 

My Life Clinic is happy to talk with you about adoption. We can provide referrals to reputable adoption agencies in our area. 

2. Parenting

Raising a baby, especially when your pregnancy is unexpected, can seem overwhelming. At My Life Clinic, we’re here to help.

We offer parental counseling and several prenatal and parenting classes. After each class, you will earn “Baby Bucks,” which you can use to redeem for maternity and baby clothing, nursing bras, diapers, formula, and more.

No matter what your situation is, you are not alone! We are here for you.

If you are pregnant or think you might be, visit us for free and confidential services. We can provide you with the resources you need. Contact us today!