Sometimes, it can feel like the whole world has been flipped upside down. Many of us are experiencing this right now with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the blink of an eye, our lives have changed. Even for those of us who remain healthy, we’re less free to do as we please, relationships are being strained and uncertainty surrounds every decision we make. In many ways, it’s a lot like dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
Even in the best of conditions, finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can feel overwhelming. And with everything else that’s going on in the world right now, also dealing with an unplanned pregnancy translates to an incredibly stressful time.
At times like these, it’s important to know where to turn to find support.
For many young women, their families are the first place to turn. Moms, dads, grandparents and other family members can be great resources for emotional support, information, advice, financial assistance, even hands-on help raising your child.
If the baby’s father is capable of communicating with you responsibly and maturely, he can also play a valuable role in helping you think through your pregnancy possibilities
Another great option is talking with a local pregnancy counselor. A pregnancy counselor can provide an unbiased ear and helpful perspective. She will listen patiently, answer all of your questions and help you thoroughly explore your pregnancy options. Your pregnancy counselor can also connect you with helpful community resources to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and can access the supplies and assistance you need after your baby is born.
At Sira in Gainesville, our trained pregnancy counselors are here to help you make your way through this uncertain time and into a bright future. They’ve been where you are and have helped hundreds of women find help for today and hope for tomorrow.
To talk to one of our pregnancy counselors for free today, contact Sira at 352-377-4947.