Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy
There's not much that is more overwhelming than learning that you are pregnant during a time when you aren't ready for, or wanting, a baby. No one can tell you what the right choice is for you. The research on the topic indicates that for women facing an unwanted pregnancy who feel certain that they want to end the pregnancy, a pregnancy termination brings relief. For women who would like to keep the baby, but feel pressured by others to terminate, the decision to terminate a pregnancy can bring long term emotional distress. In either case, psychotherapy can be a good place to discuss the mix of feelings that an unplanned pregnancy triggers so that you can make the best decision for yourself. My job is not to judge, or influence, your choice but to explore with you what it is that you really want.
Resources for Continuing an Unplanned Pregnancy
List of National Support Resources
Life Choice Ministries can help you find the financial support to continue your pregnancy, either to parenthood or adoption.
Resources Related to Pregnancy Termination
National Abortion Hotline
National Network of Abortion Funds
Facts on Abortion and Mental Health by the American Psychological Association