Dealing with an Unplanned Pregnancy in a New Relationship

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It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and adrenaline of a new romantic relationship. It’s also possible to get carried away and see things get complicated in a hurry. One of the biggest potential complications is an unplanned pregnancy. And if that happens, you suddenly have some serious thinking to do and moves to make.

Carefully consider your pregnancy options

You owe it to yourself and your baby to carefully weigh all the options available to you. This may be one of the most challenging times of your life, and the choices you make will stay with you forever, so it’s deserving of thoughtful consideration. Don’t make snap decisions out of embarrassment or fear. Many women in this situation find it helpful to share their feelings and discuss the pros and cons of raising the baby, adoption or abortion with an unplanned pregnancy counselor.

Give your guy a chance

If you’re in a relationship with a good guy who treats you well, you should certainly let him know about the pregnancy. As the father, he should be included in the pregnancy decision-making process, or at the very least be informed about the pregnancy options you’re considering. While you may assume he’ll be upset or try to influence you into a decision you don’t want to make, you may find he’s actually really excited about the pregnancy or that he sees it as a blessing. Perhaps this unplanned event will even draw you closer and allow you to form a family.

Find some support

No one should have to navigate an unplanned pregnancy alone. So, whether your baby’s father decides to stand by you or not, it’s always a good idea to find some additional support during this confusing time. That support can come from friends, family, your church or community organizations, and may be emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. In Gainesville, Sira can help with several of those needs. Our client advocates are compassionate listeners who can help identify the types of support you need and connect you with those resources through our network of local partners. Our services are 100% free to any woman, with no insurance required.

If you believe you may be pregnant, Sira offers free medical pregnancy testing, and knowing for certain is the first step towards making informed choices for you and your baby. Or, if you already know you’re pregnant, we’re here for you all the way, with trained counselors to help you explore your pregnancy options and get the support you need.

Contact Sira in Gainesville today at 352-377-4947.

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