Are you Unexpectedly pregnant and don’t now what the next step is? We are here to help!
The first step is to make sure you are pregnant. Take a test. If it is positive, take another, and then take a third one. While it is rare, a false positive can happen. The only way to know for sure is by seeing a doctor. Your doctor will determine if you are pregnant with a blood test. However, if you have taken multiple tests and have all positive results, you should assume you are pregnant.
When you do not plan a pregnancy, those two pink lines can cause a whirlwind of emotions. Remain as calm as you can while you come to terms with your new reality. Take the time you need to accept what you are experiencing. Seek a counselor if, after some time, you are still having trouble acknowledging your pregnancy.
While you weigh your options and start to consider what is next, take care of yourself:
- Do not smoke.
- Get enough rest.
- Do not drink.
- Eat healthily.
- Do not do drugs.
- Do not take any new medication without consulting a doctor.
The most important thing to know is that you have options. Parenting is not the only option; adoption is an option, and abortion is an option. Do your research and weigh out the pros and cons of each choice. Be sure to learn everything you can about each of your options.
While ultimately, the decision is yours and yours alone, it is a good idea to confide in someone. Whether that is the father of your baby, a parent, or a close friend, it is up to you. Talking to someone else about your situation will help you process your feelings and be realistic about the future. No matter what option you decide is best. It is beneficial to have a support system to lean on.
To speak with someone that can help you learn more about your options, dial 888-608-8373 or visit their website at https://afth.org/
*Disclaimer: Adoptions From The Heart is a Pro-Choice adoption agency. One of their social workers will educate you on ALL your options, including abortion, adoption, and parenting.