Finding out you’re pregnant always triggers a landslide of questions. When that pregnancy is unplanned, the questions are often even tougher. The undisputed leader among these questions…“Am I ready to be a mom?” While no one can definitively answer that for you, these three reasons should give you hope that you can indeed be a great mother to your baby.
1. Big Challenges Bring Out Your Best
Human nature empowers us to rise to the level of the challenges we face. You’ve experienced difficult moments before, whether they were related to school, family or friends. You’ve learned to make tough choices and smart decisions. When things are really tough, you focus and excel. Well, the stakes have never been higher. A human life depends on you, and you have the ability to rise up and turn this challenge into an opportunity.
2. You have More Support than You Know
You are never alone. Regardless of your relationship with the child’s father or your parents or anyone else, there are people and organizations whose sole mission is to help women have healthy babies and successfully raise them. This can include everything from affordable healthcare and housing to ongoing counseling and education support. At Sira, our peer counselors will listen to your specific needs and connect you with the right resources.
3. Nobody is Perfect…and that’s OK
Too often, young women let perceived shortcomings or past mistakes shape their self-image and define what they believe they are worthy to do. Nonsense. None of us are perfect. We all stumble, but with determination, we can bounce back. You don’t have to be a “perfect” mom to be a great mom. If you simply commit to loving your child, the rest will follow. That love can empower you to make smart lifestyle changes. It can give you the strength to complete your education or find a good job. It can give you the courage to face any challenge. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about being better every day.
If you are pregnant and looking for the strength, encouragement and resources to be a mother, contact Sira in Gainesville today. We can confirm a positive test with a free medical grade pregnancy test and then connect you with valuable advice and community resources. Call Sira at 352-377-4947.