Are you worried about the reactions family and friends might have when they find out about your unexpected pregnancy? It’s natural for everyone to feel a bit uncomfortable.
People may not know what to say or may make a foolish remark. You must determine what to say, how much to say, and to whom you want to say it.
Do I Have to Tell People?
If your pregnancy has progressed to the point where you are visibly showing, most will already know. But if it isn’t obvious, you don’t owe anyone an explanation or more information.
Choose your most trusted family members or friends to tell. If you choose to only tell a select few, make sure those few will hold your news in confidence.
If you attend holiday parties, stay close to those you trust and let them handle the difficult questions by deflecting the conversation. It never hurts to answer a question with a question.
What If I Don’t Feel Well?
You may not feel well if you are in your first trimester of pregnancy. One of the early symptoms of pregnancy is feeling nauseous. It’s called “morning sickness,” but it can come at any time of the day.
Early pregnancy symptoms can also cause an aversion to certain foods. You may be unable to stand the sight or smell of a food you usually enjoy. You could have cravings for specific foods, too. Pregnancy hormones affect many things.
How Do I Decide What to Do About My Pregnancy?
An unexpected pregnancy changes your life. No matter what you decide, it is already a life-altering experience.
Take advantage of BsideU For Life’s free assistance. Although we do not provide or refer for abortion, you can talk to a member of our medical team of professionals if you would like to know more. We can provide factual information about procedures, side effects, and potential risks.
If you are unsure about abortion but know you are not in a place to parent at this time, you may want to consider placing your child for adoption.
It is a difficult choice, but you have the opportunity to select the adoptive parents and shape your child’s future. You can also select the best adoption plan for you: open, semi-open, or closed.
Don’t discount the possibility of parenting either. Although it may not be something you planned on doing at this time, it is possible with the help and support of others. We have many free parenting resources available.
BsideU for Life even offers free life skills courses Monday through Friday to help you move forward no matter what you choose. You have a bright future in front of you.