How To Cope With Unplanned Pregnancy

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Most of us have plans for the future that we want to try and control. Facing situations that are out of our control can be overwhelming. If you or someone you know recently discovered you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s normal to feel concerned and overwhelmed. You probably do not know what to think or even know how to process this news as your mind is swirling with a million thoughts and worries.  There are real tangible steps you can take to help you cope with this new reality.  Read on to learn about a few strategies you can implement to help you as you face this crisis.

Acknowledge Your Feelings About Unplanned Pregnancy

After seeing the positive on a pregnancy test, you probably have many thoughts going through your mind. Take time to explore your feelings about the news and understand them. Some common feelings that you might feel include:

  • Shock
  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Panic attacks
  • Extreme sadness

Wait A Few Days

As you are processing this new reality and dealing with some of the common reactions listed above, it is important to take a few days to allow yourself time before making any decisions regarding the pregnancy.  This is especially true if you find out you are pregnant early on or soon after your missed period.  One reason to wait is there is a much higher rate of miscarriage within the first trimester of pregnancy. It is estimated that up to 1 in 3 pregnancies can end on their own via miscarriage within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.  Miscarriage before 5 weeks of pregnancy is commonly known as a chemical pregnancy and occurs before many women even know they are pregnant. For your health and well-being, we recommend you call a health care provider or a pregnancy center like Clearway Clinic to confirm the viability of your pregnancy and help you determine exactly how far along you are so you know what options are available to you before any decision is made.

Talk With a Trusted Confidant About Unexpected Pregnancy

Once you have come to terms with your emotions and while you are giving yourself some time to process everything, it is important to find at least one person you trust that you can confide in. This can be anyone who will help and encourage you during this time.  It is important at some point to tell the father of the baby. However they do not have to be the first person you rely on, especially if they will not support you during this uncertain time.  You may have a close friend or trusted family member who you can share your concerns or burdens with that will not judge or cause you additional emotional strain.  An unexpected pregnancy can be very stressful, you do not have to go through this experience alone.  If you do not have someone to talk to, you can contact our team at Clearway Clinic for a free, confidential appointment today. Clearway Clinic is a fully state-licensed medical health center for women. Support is vital when facing an unexpected pregnancy and we are here for you.

Book An Appointment With Clearway Clinic

When wondering what to do if you face an unplanned pregnancy, the steps mentioned in this article can help you navigate the first few days, weeks, and months. To learn more about your pregnancy options and how to find support, schedule a free, confidential visit at Clearway Clinic. Schedule your appointment online today.

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