Finding out you’re pregnant can be scary, especially when you weren’t expecting it. But with the right attitude and advice, you will make it through this situation. Keep reading to get help and ideas on what you need to do next. Call (973) 579-2272 or text (973) 440-9974 to learn more and schedule a free consultation today.
Step 1: Stay Calm
The most important thing to remember when you first find out you’re pregnant is that everything is going to be OK. It’s important to stay calm and look at the situation with a clear mind. If you start to panic, you could end up making rash decisions you will regret later on. Take some time to calm down and think about it in a fresh light.
Step 2: Make Sure You’re Really Pregnant
Next, you need to make sure you’re really pregnant. If you think you’re pregnant just because your period is late, the best way to make sure is to take a pregnancy test. And even if you’ve already taken a test, a second opinion can help you make sure you’re really expecting.
At Today’s Choice Women’s Center, we offer free pregnancy testing for any woman who needs a test. Simply come to our location and let us know what you need, and we will assist you.
We also offer free ultrasound examinations for pregnancy confirmation. In some cases a positive pregnancy test isn’t an indicator of pregnancy. You should always get an ultrasound to ensure you’re really pregnant and that the pregnancy is viable.
Step 3: Consider Your Options
Once you’ve confirmed that you’re pregnant, you will need to consider your options for what is next. When you’re pregnant, you have three options for how to proceed:
- Parenting — giving birth and raising the child.
- Abortion — ending the pregnancy.
- Adoption — giving birth and placing the child with someone else to raise.
For many women, the choice between these three options is very difficult, especially if you’re not ready to parent but also don’t want to lose your child. We can help you find answers and evaluate these options here at Today’s Choice Women’s Center with free information and non-judgmental assistance.
Step 4: Get Information and Help
If you think you might choose parenting or adoption, you need prenatal care to make sure you stay healthy during the pregnancy. We can help provide referrals to local prenatal doctors who will care for you throughout your pregnancy.
If you are also considering abortion, make sure you know about the possible risks and side effects. Our caring staff can give you more information about the potential medical risks.
Step 5: Be Honest About Your Feelings
Talking with someone about your feelings can be helpful. If you can, it’s a good idea to be honest with your parents and ask them for support and advice. They most likely will support you through this difficult time. If you can’t rely on your parents, you could also try to talk with another family member, your partner, a friend, school counselors, or someone else you trust. Choose someone who will listen to you, be supportive, respect your privacy, and won’t be judgmental or try to pressure you into anything.
Remember that you shouldn’t let anyone pressure you into feeling a certain way or doing anything you don’t want to do. If you’re ever uncomfortable with the way someone is treating you because of your pregnancy, you have the right to leave.
At Today’s Choice Women’s Center, we promise to always be non-judgmental and supportive of your pregnancy choices. We’ll help you find the best options for your pregnancy and everything after. Call (973) 579-2272 or text (973) 440-9974 to schedule an appointment, or come to our center in Newton, NJ.