Ending a pregnancy is a personal decision that can come with a range of emotions and thoughts. It’s important to remember that everyone’s circumstances are different, and there is no one “right way” to feel about it. Whether it’s a decision that feels easy or one that comes with a lot of conflicting emotions, this is all quite natural. You may even find it helpful to journal or perform ceremony as a way to make sense of what’s going on for you. No matter where you are on the spectrum, resources and people are available to help you make the best decision for you. We encourage you to seek the support of your healthcare provider as you explore the resources we’ve gathered.
Regardless of timing, it’s important to understand that there may be unique reasons to consider termination. While typically the window for termination is earlier in pregnancy, it can still be possible to consider this option mid-way through your pregnancy. There might be big emotions associated with this consideration so it’s critical to have an open and honest discussion with your provider. Journalling, ceremony, connecting with elders, and taking time for reflection can be other ways in which you can work with your emotions, concerns, fears or questions. Remember, your provider can be a valuable resource to help you make informed decisions that are right for you and your circumstances. Visit our page on termination for more information.