What Am I Going to do?

I think I may be pregnant. How do I tell my parents? If you haven’t told them do it now! It won’t be easy; they will certainly be hurt, disappointed, and possibly angry, but they have to know.

There are people who are on your side and willing to help you make the right decisions. You may think if you ignore the possibility it may go away. You first need to take responsibility and not blame it on someone else. It takes two, so you have to take your part of the blame.

After the initial shock most people will be supportive. They will help you regardless of your decision.

You have options, and everyone will have their own opinion. But, it’s up to you to get the most honest facts and then make the decision that is best for you and your baby. You need to investigate your options. Once you have done that then you can honestly say, “I have done my homework, and this is what I believe is right for me.” You must be open-minded and ready to explore everything and not just make your decision based upon other peoples feelings or even your feelings in the beginning. Remember, feelings are fickle and tend to change. 

You have three options: parent, adoption, or abortion. The choice is not easy regardless of what you decide. You must gather all the information that you can find and use that wisdom as you look into the options. It takes courage, but you need to make the right decision.

From the time of conception your baby is a living person. By the time you find out you are pregnant, your baby has a beating heart, a brain, and the beginning of arms and legs. You have to make a decision based upon what’s best for the baby and you.

Do a reality check: take a good thorough look at your situation.

  • Where am I living? Can I stay there?
  • Who is my support team?
  • Can I receive financial help with my decision?
  • What are my plans for the next few years?
  • List any other questions, fears or specific needs you may think of.

Feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath, relax and make a phone call to 731-642-0600. We can help you navigate through this crisis. Our services are free and totally confidential. You don’t have to make your decision on your own, and we will be there for you regardless of the decision you make.

This article was written and published by Cheryl Connor. Cheryl has since retired, and all posts she created have been associated with Jenifer Whitemire.

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