My Birth Control Failed: What Do I Do?

My Birth Control Failed: What Do I Do?

Learning your birth control failed and that you might be pregnant can be scary. You weren’t planning to be pregnant, and now you’ll need to take some crucial next steps. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that options and resources are available to you. 

If you’re likely pregnant, you’ll want to do two things: first, medically confirm your pregnancy and determine how far along you are so that you can evaluate your options. 

Seeking additional support from friends, family, or your partner is critical. Don’t feel you need to do everything on your own. The pregnancy decision is yours, but having someone in your corner may be helpful.

Confirm Pregnancy Details

If you’ve taken an at-home pregnancy test, you’ll want to medically confirm your pregnancy. Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center offers this no-cost service at our center.   

As you consider your next step, having an ultrasound provides valuable information about your pregnancy’s viability, gestational age, and location. You need these details to determine your options and identify certain medical conditions requiring treatment. 

Review Your Options

You must review your options once you’ve medically confirmed your pregnancy. Abortion is the only option that terminates the pregnancy, while adoption and parenting provide opportunities to form a relationship with your child. The latter two can be emotionally difficult but rewarding. 

Abortion can have significant emotional and psychological consequences. There is also a spiritual side that deserves to be considered. 

Lighthouse provides a calm, caring place for you to confirm your pregnancy and evaluate your options. We offer material resources and referrals if you choose adoption or parenting. We provide information about abortion, but we don’t provide or refer for abortion procedures. 

Take the time to learn about your pregnancy options in a safe, respectful environment. We’re here for you. 

Learn More Today

Contact us today to request an appointment. 

All our services are no-cost and confidential, and we won’t pressure you to make a specific pregnancy decision.