Unplanned pregnancy can be devastating and overwhelming for an expectant mother especially if they are not married and still young to be one. One may need some time to process the new reality and the consequences of her actions. If you are facing this dilemma right now, I strongly advise you to take necessary steps to take care of yourself and the life inside your womb.
Tell somebody about it! Develop your own support system. If you have a partner, tell him at once and include him in your decision. If he doesn’t support you, look for someone that you trust to confide to. It will help you lessen the stress and burden you’re carrying. Tell your parents but if you are not ready yet, seek for pro-life mentor or counselor. You can talk to your school counselor, church’s pastor or mentor.
Get a proper pre-natal check up and advice as soon as possible and be sure to take good care of yourself. No alcohols, smoking, drugs, and any strenuous activity for the next nine months.
If your partner doesn’t want the baby, let him go immediately. He doesn’t love you and probably doesn’t deserve you and your baby. Love cannot be forced so do not use your baby as leverage too. It is your sole responsibility to take care of your emotional health. Stress and anxiety is not good for you and the baby’s health.
Face it with prayers, acceptance and courage. You are now a mother and many aspects in your lifestyle will change. Planning for long term is essential and aiming for positive results are vital.
Do not consider abortion. It may have been given to you unexpectedly but it is still a blessing from God. He gave you another life to take care of. You may think of all the loss or negative effect it can give you over material and wordly achievements. But what is more valuable than life? Is it your education? Your marriage? or career? Pregnancy is not the end of your life but a beginning of another’s.