You find yourself staring at a positive pregnancy test and feeling a sense of dread wash over you. You are not ready to have a child, and you don’t have the means to take care of a child. You may even feel like your life has come to a halt. Unfortunately, this situation is more common than you may think, and you are not alone in facing these circumstances. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the US are unplanned. An unplanned pregnancy in FL can be a pregnancy that happens when no more children are wanted or when pregnancy occurs earlier than planned. Whatever your situation may be, an unplanned pregnancy can make your life complicated because you may not have the resources nor the time to take care of your child. Or you simply do not want a child, and that’s okay.
Whatever decision you make to take care of your unplanned pregnancy should be a decision that is right for you and a decision that you make.
The culture we live in often paints pregnancy as a completely joyous celebration, but pregnancy is a moment that is filled with many complex emotions. If you find yourself pregnant and unwanting of a child, your feelings are still valid. You may not want to have a baby because you are trying to focus on your life and your education, and a child may hinder the future you want. Alternatively, you may not be emotionally or financially prepared to raise a child. Raising a baby requires a lot of time and emotional commitment, and you may not necessarily be ready for that, which is okay and valid.
An aspect of motherhood that many people don’t realize is that not all women are wired to be mothers. Cultural and societal expectations make it seem like all women will reach a point in their lives that will make them want to be a mother or prepare them adequately to take care of a child. Not wanting to have children does not make you less of a woman because your worth is not found in the children you have. When making the decision to have a child, your choice should be founded on your goals for your future and your own values and should not be founded upon societal pressures.
It is always okay to ask for help, especially during pregnancy. Coping with an unplanned pregnancy requires time and space, and a healthy support system full of people you trust can help you cope. Reaching out to other people you trust to talk about your emotions is a healthy way to cope with these emotions, and actively making an effort to get help can improve your mood and how you deal with the pregnancy. One way you can help yourself, and your baby is to attend a support group because many women are also going through a similar situation. Talking to other people like yourself can help you find different solutions to your problems and can help relieve some of your stress.
Another important thing to consider during your pregnancy is taking care of yourself physically. It can be easy to slip into an unhealthy lifestyle when you are dealing with many emotions all at once. You may forget a meal here and there, or you may feel compelled to eat unhealthy foods. If you can, you can ask a trusted family member or friend to help you cook a meal once in a while or do some chores if you are unable to. Remedying these unhealthy habits and your physical self can greatly impact your mental well-being, so it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and hydrate regularly. If you can, you can ask a trusted family member or friend to help you cook a meal once in a while if you are unable to.
One solution to your unplanned pregnancy is an FL adoption. The benefit of choosing adoption is that you can still be involved in your child’s life, and you are allowing another family a chance at happiness and a beautiful future. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we can help you through the entire Florida adoption process, and we have resources to help you deal with the process afterward as well. If financial worries are preventing you from choosing adoption, we also provide resources for women during their pregnancy so that they can focus on having a healthy pregnancy. If you’re unsure as to how you want to deal with your unplanned and/or unwanted pregnancy, we can still help you out by answering your questions. Whatever your situation may be, our staff is more than happy to help you deal with your pregnancy and after your pregnancy.
If you do choose to pursue a newborn adoption in Florida, the process looks somewhat like this:
A Florida adoption plan will give your child a loving and stable home, and it will allow you to still be a part of your child’s life if you want to. Another benefit of choosing our adoption agencies in FL is that it costs nothing for expecting women like you. However, you choose to deal with your unexpected, unwanted, or unplanned pregnancy is ultimately up to you.
If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678 or text us at 904-559-1251
By Jesse Popp Facing a planned or unplanned pregnancy is a frightening challenge, especially without the right resources….