Being pregnant, especially when it is unexpected, can be difficult. You are experiencing hormonal changes, causing you to feel nauseous and tired. Abortion isn’t your only option, but the other two require you to carry your pregnancy to full term.
Understanding the stages of pregnancy and your other options could help you better face your pregnancy. Take a closer look.
Why Am I Feeling the Way I Do?
Here is a list of the early signs of pregnancy. Are you feeling any or all of these?
- Frequent trips to the bathroom
- Feeling tired
- Morning sickness (which comes at any time of the day)
- Sore (swollen) breasts
- Mood swings
Some women feel all of these symptoms immediately, while others don’t have pregnancy symptoms for months.
Will I Feel Better?
According to the Mayo Clinic, the second trimester (week 13 through the end of week 26) is more enjoyable. Usually, nausea passes, and the tiredness and breast tenderness ease up.
Every pregnancy is as unique as every woman. So, it’s difficult to say how you will feel as your pregnancy progresses.
It’s vital that you eat well, exercise, get plenty of rest, and take prenatal vitamins to feel your best physically and mentally.
What Are My Choices?
You have three options when it comes to handling your unplanned pregnancy: abortion, making an adoption plan, or parenting. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, talk with us about abortion procedures, side effects, and possible risks. We’ll give you factual and accurate information.
Placing your child for adoption is another choice. Although you may feel this is too challenging, making an adoption plan allows you to choose the adoptive family and the future you want for your child.
The adoption process costs you nothing, and in many cases, assistance is available for prenatal and delivery, legal expenses, and other pregnancy-related costs such as rent, transportation, food, utilities, maternity clothes, etc.
Adoption is a hard choice, but it allows you to be a part of your child’s life without the responsibilities of parenting. We do not directly handle adoption, but we can offer referrals to reputable adoption agencies that provide thorough counseling to see if this is the right choice for you.
Parenting is another choice for your unplanned pregnancy. You may not have thought about parenting, but many services are available to assist you. We can help you arrange the assistance you need. For instance, help is available for housing, food, and medical care.
We have a team of client advocates ready to show you how to get help. We offer parenting and life skills education to put you on a path to success. We also provide material support to help you with the many necessities for your baby.
How Do I Know What to Do?
No one can or should tell you what to do about your pregnancy. Only you can decide what is best, but we can give you the information you need to make a confident decision.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment with a member of our staff. Sometimes, you just need to talk it out; we’re here for you.