What should you do when you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy? A positive pregnancy test can feel overwhelming if you weren’t expecting it. You might be feeling anxious, shocked, and confused about what to do next. A lot of birth mothers feel nervous to tell the birth father, their family, and their friends. It’s hard to know how people will respond to this information. If you are feeling anxious, take a deep breath. There are specific programs and people who want to support you in this process. Check out some common questions you might have below.
Q: What are my options in an unexpected pregnancy?
You probably have more options than you think. If you feel that you are ready to fully support a child, you might choose to raise the child yourself. This is an option, but not everyone feels ready to do that in their current stage of life. If you do not feel that you are in a place to raise a child, you can make an adoption plan. You will be able to choose an adoptive family that aligns with your values. You also get to choose if you’d like an open, semi-open, or closed adoption plan. Many women feel that they can move forward with peace knowing that their child will be raised in a safe and loving home.
Q: What if I don’t have anyone to talk to about this?
You are not alone if you feel this way. A lot of birth mothers are nervous to talk to family and friends about this situation. Some birth mothers don’t feel comfortable telling the birth father, or they aren’t sure who the birth father is. It’s important to be able to talk to someone who is going to listen to your story and offer you the support you need. If you’d like to talk with someone ASAP, you can text us at 662-507-1389.
Q: Can I still have a bright future?
Yes! A positive pregnancy test does not mean that your life is over. Although it might feel overwhelming right now, you and your unborn baby can still have wonderful lives. It’s important to have access to the right resources so that you can make the best choices possible. Take it one step at a time, and make sure to reach out to someone who will walk through this journey with you. Yes, there are some really big decisions ahead of you, but there is still so much hope for your future.
Not sure what to do next? Text one of our care team members at 662-507-1389, and we’ll be ready to answer any questions you may have.