For a young woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, the scariest part is often not knowing where to turn for help. Finding out you’re pregnant can feel very isolating. You may feel like you suddenly have to figure everything on your own and make a ton of huge decisions by yourself. Thankfully, there are people out there to help you, if you just know where to look.
Talk to Your Loved Ones
This can sometimes feel like the scariest idea in the world, but you may be pleasantly surprised how much support you receive when you give people a chance. Those who truly love you will love you unconditionally and will want to help you find the best future for you and your baby. Moms and dads, grandparents and family members, even friends, can all be great resources for emotional support, information, advice, even hands-on help raising your child. And, of course, if you have a safe relationship with the baby’s father, he needs to be part of the conversation too. The key to making these conversations positive and productive is knowing how and when to talk with them. These articles offer some helpful advice: How to Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant; How to Tell Your Boyfriend You’re Pregnant.
Talk to a Pregnancy Counselor
Whether or not you’re comfortable talking with your loved ones, meeting with a professional pregnancy counselor can provide an unbiased ear and helpful perspective. A pregnancy counselor can help you explore your pregnancy options and answer any questions you have. Together, you can develop a pregnancy plan that offers the best future for you and your baby. A pregnancy counselor can even connect you with community resources to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and can access the supplies and assistance you need after your baby is born. In Gainesville, Sira offers free pregnancy counseling to any woman who wants it. You don’t need insurance and the counseling is 100% confidential. You can schedule an appointment to meet with us in person or talk to us on the phone at 352-377-4947.
If you need guidance or advice about your pregnancy, or if you just want a compassionate person to listen to you, contact Sira in Gainesville today. We believe the greatest gift you can give someone is hope, and we would be honored to provide that gift to you.