I’m Pregnant: Now What?

A Guide for Expectant Mothers

You just found out you are pregnant. This is not what you had planned, and maybe, it is not what you want right now. Even if you wish to have a family down the road, you may feel unprepared to raise a child at this time in your life. This is okay. As an expectant mother, you have several options. You also have time to think about these options carefully, before deciding what to do next.

If you are completely overwhelmed and in complete crisis, take a deep breath. Know that you are not alone. Today, nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. There are also professionals out there who can help you through this time. Rest assured you do not have to tell anyone or make a decision right away. However, there are steps you should take now, to take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.

As you consider what to do next, you will want a team of trustworthy professionals who can help you with every facet of your journey – from options counseling to making an actual plan. As an expectant mother, you can parent your baby, terminate the pregnancy, or make an adoption plan. Each of these options has their pros and cons, so it is important to talk with a doctor or counselor before making a decision. No one can pressure you or force you to do anything with which you are not comfortable. You will know what is best.

In this eBook, we will begin to explore the questions and choices that come with an unplanned pregnancy, along with guidance on what to do now. We will also shed light on the adoption option, and how it offers empowerment and peace of mind for many birth mothers .

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