New York OB/GYN Associates™ provides a private practice alternative to New York abortion clinics. We recognize that an unexpected pregnancy can be especially difficult for women, their partners, families, friends, and parents. New York State Law doesn’t require parental consent for abortion care, however, at the patients discretion we welcome parental involvement. At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we offer comprehensive counseling for our patients, their parents and loved ones, during the abortion process.
New York OB/GYN Associates™ is recognized as one of the nation's leading private practice abortion providers with over 30 years of experience in abortion care. Our high standard of patient care is achieved by our staff's dedication to exceed patient expectations in every possible way. All of our physicians are board-certified obstetrician/gynecologists with specialized training in abortion care and they are recognized across the country as leading experts. All staff members are carefully chosen for their skill, training, experience, compassion and commitment to providing patients with safe and confidential abortion care.
At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we encourage young adult patients to talk to their parents as they feel comfortable to do so. We know that parents may want to be involved with their child’s life. It is important for parents to know that the ultimate decision on whether to have an abortion is one the patient needs to make. Going through an abortion can be a major turning point in a young adult’s life. Studies have shown young women are more likely to experience a favorable outcome after an abortion if their parents are supportive.
At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we hear from our young clients, “I don’t know what I would have done without my Mom. She told me she would support me 100% no matter what I chose to do about the pregnancy
.” Your child is more likely to perceive you as completely supportive if you have said you would help with any decision that is made. It is important that you reinforce your promises with actions. The way you handle the situation right now will determine the future of your child, the future of your relationship with your child, and your child’s relationship with his or her own children.
It is normal for parents to have strong feelings about their daughter’s pregnancy. As parents it is your priority to protect your daughter/son and his/her future. It is normal to feel worried, sad, angry, or frightened. What you say to your child who is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is very important, your child needs you now and your involvement is significant. Your child needs your help and support. Your first reactions may be shock, disappointment, anger, fear and/or sadness. You may have supposed for a while or you may have asked and she may have denied. You may be feeling overwhelmed, too. If you have another adult with whom you can talk and share your feelings, do so because it will help. After your initial reactions, you will be searching inside yourself for understanding, patience and compassion. Remember, your daughter has chosen to come to you with this crisis. Now you must decide how you will respond to her display of trust.
The most important thing you can do is to listen to what your daughter says about how she feels. It is very important that your daughter feels comfortable making the decision and that she feels that she is the primary decision-maker. This may mean that you need to take a step back and let her think this through. Of course, you will eventually tell her what you think and how her decision will affect you, but understand that this must ultimately be her decision. Let her explore how she feels first. If your daughter chooses abortion, your care and support will contribute greatly to her physical and emotional health. Patience is crucial. Understand your daughter is as confused, concerned and worried as you are.
In our long experience, we have found the following to be most helpful:
- Be available throughout the abortion experience.
- Offer to drive her to and from our private office, fill her prescriptions, check in on her frequently, and bring her back to the office if a follow-up is needed.
- Take some time to sit quietly with her. Listen to her feelings. Watch her body language.
- Reassure her that you love her, will always love her, no matter what.
At New York OB/GYN Associates™ we encourage you to be there for your daughter or son through an abortion. We are here to answer any of your questions and help you with anything you need regarding the process.