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I’m Not Ready: Dealing with An Unexpected Pregnancy

Part of the whole problem with an unexpected pregnancy is that simple fact that it is unexpected. Pregnancy changes a lot of things in your life very suddenly and it can be overwhelming to deal with. It can be very difficult to process everything, but there are some things that you can do to become more prepared for the situation you are in and to process what you are going to do with your future.

Surround Yourself with Support

You aren’t alone in this situation. You have your family, your significant other, and other women who are in the same situation as you. Trying to do everything by yourself is a huge mistake. Other people can help you process your emotions and your options, and help you evaluate your situation to find the best possible way forward.

Advocate for Other Mothers

Because of your pregnancy, you are in a situation that not many people understand. If you have access to all the resources that you need, then you are in an enviable situation. You can use this experience to help other women who are not as lucky. You can help put your life back on track by helping others. Service has the great ability to help people refocus when they are struggling with their own challenges.

Don’t Give Up Your Own Dreams

Your dreams remain to be valid regardless of the unexpected pregnancy. The secret of lucky mothers is their persistence in their dreams. You may still lead the life that you dreamed about even with your pregnancy. It may seem to take longer to achieve your goals or they may require some adjustment, but the dreams will always be realized if you focus on them.

Give Yourself Time

Sometimes you may feel discouraged and humiliated by the unplanned pregnancy. All you need to do is to get more time for yourself and adjust to the new life. You need more time for yourself so that you may think about your life. Pregnancy does not change your life forever.

Don’t get discouraged or depressed about the situation you find yourself in. There are lots of options to help you with what you are going through and there are several options to help you. If you decide that you aren’t the best option for your child, there are plenty of people who can’t have children who would be willing to adopt your child. There are always options to give your child the best future possible.


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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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