Christy came to the clinic for pregnancy testing and told her patient advocate that she was undecided about continuing her pregnancy. Actually, she was leaning towards getting an abortion, because she believed she was not ready for a baby. She and her boyfriend were young, having just graduated from high school and planned to go to college.
Christy was living with her parents who were supportive of any decision she wanted to make, but she didn't want to put a burden on them.
Christy’s Life Center patient advocate spoke kindly to her, explained fetal development and showed her, her baby’s approximate stage of development. Christy said that she couldn't believe her baby had a heartbeat at just 21 days after conception and that the eye color and the sex were already determined. It was then when she began to have second thoughts about aborting her baby. Christy realized she was actually carrying a baby and not a blob of tissue.
After making an ultrasound appointment, Christy left the clinic, but didn’t return for her appointment. Concerned for Christy’s well-being, the patient advocate called Christy who shared she had decided to carry and parent her baby. She explained she was already seeing a prenatal doctor and had an ultrasound scheduled with him.
Christy also shared that she and the father of her baby had set a date to get married very soon. She said they were very happy and looking forward to being married. Christy expressed how grateful and appreciative she was for all the help she received from the Life Center. She said it meant a lot to her to know that she had someone to go to for help and direction.