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Months 1 & 2 of Unwanted Pregnancy [What Are My Options?]

If the path you had intended for your life has taken an unexpected turn because you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, we can help you get back on track.

You might be thinking, “What are my 2 weeks pregnant options?” “I’m 3 weeks pregnant what are my options?”

When it comes to unplanned pregnancy options, you have 3 options available to you:

  1. Adoption
  2. Abortion
  3. Parenting

Finding out that you’re unexpectedly pregnant is a life-changing, emotional experience. It’s normal to have these kinds of thoughts. You likely already had plans for your future mapped out, like your education or your career goals. You have unplanned pregnancy options at one month that can allow you to return to the path you had intended for your life.

No matter how you’re feeling or what kind of situation you’re in, we want to help. This will be an emotional time for you, and you should know that you always have options. If you’ve just found out that you’re pregnant, here’s what you should know during the first month.

And if you’re ready to speak to an adoption professional, contact us now.

How To Avoid An Unwanted Pregnancy After One Month

Morning-after pills, or emergency contraception, can be used after you have unprotected sex or your regular birth control method fails. It works best when you take it as soon as possible to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. The best time to take it is within 24 hours, but it can still be effective after 72 hours.

If you just missed that short window, you still have within three to five days to take it. Unfortunately, emergency contraception is ineffective if you’re already pregnant.  If it has already been a few weeks, and you’ve confirmed your pregnancy with your doctor, then you’ll need to start looking at your options for an unplanned pregnancy.

Two Months Pregnant [And Don’t Want the Baby]

If you’re two months pregnant and don’t want the baby because you’re not ready to parent, or just don’t want to, you’re not alone.

If you are five, six or seven weeks pregnant and don’t want to be pregnant, there are options for you. This unplanned pregnancy doesn’t have to keep you from the future you had dreamed for yourself. You may be in the middle of pursuing career goals, or money could be too tight to raise a child. It’s okay to be six, seven or even eights week pregnant and not want the baby. In fact, it’s completely understandable.

Through adoption, Julia was able to continue pursuing her dreams.

“I knew my life did not stop after adoption,” Julia said. “It gave me a second chance to pursue my goals and dreams so that I can be a better version of myself and help people along the way. I wanted to show my daughter that I didn’t give up on myself and, more importantly, her.”

If you’d like to speak to an adoption professional now, you can contact us online.

Five Or Six Weeks Pregnant And Don’t Want To Be [Unplanned Pregnancy Options]

After you’ve taken care of your health needs, you can start focusing on what to do with your pregnancy. Like we said, you’re still early on when you’ve just found out you’re five or six weeks pregnant and don’t want to be. You have some time to consider all of your options. Regardless of what you choose, this will be one of the more significant decisions in your life so far. You’ll be thankful afterward that you took the time to be completely sure before deciding.

There a couple things to keep in mind during your second month of pregnancy:

  • 5 Weeks Pregnant: This is the most common time to find out you are pregnant, since pregnancy technically starts on the first day of your last period. You’re likely feeling some pregnancy symptoms, like nausea or fatigue.
  • 6 Weeks Pregnant: This is also a common time to find out about pregnancy. It’s important to find a medical professional to work with as your pregnancy progresses.
  • 7 Weeks Pregnant: It seems crazy, but by this time in most pregnancies you can detect a heartbeat. The embryo is really starting to grow!
  • 8 Weeks Pregnant: It’s close to time for your first prenatal checkup. Staying on top of your health during a pregnancy is vitally important.

If you are around five weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby, you have three basic options: parenting, abortion and adoption.


Adoption is an incredibly selfless decision. With this two-month pregnant option, you can give your baby the future you always planned for them.

If you choose this path, you call the shots along the way. You get to decide what the perfect family looks like for your child, what you want your hospital stay to look like, how much contact you’re open to after the adoption and more.

Adoption is completely free to you as the birth parent, and there is even financial assistance available. If you are one-month pregnant and don’t want the baby, choosing adoption now can alleviate the financial burden from medical costs that come with pregnancy — not to mention cost-of-living expenses like rent, utilities, transportation and groceries.

Adoption is a brave decision that comes from a place of love, so don’t feel like it’s ever too late to reach out to an adoption professional.  You should always do what feels right to you.


Parenting might not be your first choice after finding out about your unplanned pregnancy. Before committing to this unplanned pregnancy option, you should assess your situation to make sure it’s the right decision for you.

For example, what does your living situation look like? What about your finances? Ask yourself if you’re truly ready to be a parent before you consider this option. But, if you know that you are, you’ll want to start preparing as soon as possible.


Abortion is your earliest unplanned pregnancy choice. Some women are certain that this is the only option for them once they find out about their pregnancy and start looking for options for an abortion at 5–8 weeks pregnant.

If you’re considering an abortion at four weeks or even earlier, then you need to speak with your doctor as soon as possible so that they can tell you what your options are. Your options to terminate a 5-8-week pregnancy will depend on the laws in the state you live in. While many states allow you to get an abortion without any obstacles, others may have requirements like parental consent, how many weeks it’s been, mandated counseling and waiting periods.

If you feel certain that abortion is the best choice for you, you should start searching now for safe and reputable abortion clinics in your state. Start making a plan to cover the expenses of the procedure, take any necessary time off of work, and begin the process to receive any required counseling so you can be sure to receive your abortion services within the required timeframe.

What Should I Do Next?

After finding out about your unplanned pregnancy, you have a lot to consider. Just remember that it’s never too early to start researching your options, especially if you want to explore your emergency contraception and abortion options, or begin creating your adoption plan.

While every situation is unique, Janelle found solace and hope in choosing adoption.

“You’re not giving your babies up,” Janelle said. “You’re just giving them a better life… it’s unselfish, you know? That’s their lives you’re thinking about — it’s not just your life. You’re giving them the opportunity to live the best life that they can, and the life you know that you can’t give them.”

Remember that this is a big decision, so keep in mind that you still have time to take a step back and think about your options. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to learn more about your options, you can get free information from a trained adoption specialist.