You may feel pressure to make a quick decision. Instead, give yourself some time. Where you go from here will have a significant impact on your life. You have options, so take the time you need to make the right decision for you.
Many people will offer advice, but it’s important to seek the wisdom of those who understand the unique dynamics of an unplanned pregnancy. Schedule your free appointment at one of our clinics for free pregnancy screening, ultrasound, services, confidential and compassionate care.
Revealing your unplanned pregnancy to those closest to you can be difficult. It’s important to let them know so you won’t have to deal with everything alone. They want to be there for you, just like you would be for them. Your friends support is critical during this time.
Family members and friends may react in different ways, but open and honest communication will make all the difference. If they react with judgmental or condemning words, then it’s okay to set a boundary with them. Remind them that this is a difficult time for you and you need their support. If they try to pressure you into making a quick decision about parenting, adoption or abortion, ask them to give you time to carefully consider all your options. This is your decision to make.
Stand strong if others are pressuring you. This is your decision, one that you will live with for the rest of your life. You owe it to yourself to get the facts. No one can force you into a decision, so carefully consider all your options.
If you are concerned for your safety or think someone might try to harm you, you should seek a safe environment. Surround yourself with people you trust – those who love you and care about your well-being.
Where you go from here matters. You can come through this a stronger woman. You owe it to yourself to take time and get the facts. This is your life, your pregnancy and your future. You can do it.
What you are going through is not easy.
There are no simple answers.
We believe you can do this and we are here for you.
It’s not easy – but it’s possible.