n unintended pregnancy can unleash a myriad of emotions in a woman and most of these are negative feelings such as anger, frustration, betrayal, confusion, shame, denial, and even guilt. It is vital that you discuss these feeling with your partner, family or anybody you have confidence in. While you will have to make a decision at some point, give yourself some time. First, you need to come to terms with the situation and accept things as they are.
Once you have taken control of your emotions, explore your options. Learn all you can about them especially their pros and cons. Basically, you have three choices- abortion, adoption and parenting the child yourself. Expect people to bombard you with advice and opinion. But at the end of the day, you alone should decide which path to take.
If you choose to terminate your pregnancy, educate yourself on the options available for you. Consult with your healthcare provider to help you decide which method is right for you and what are the risks involved. Ensure that you have a safe and effective treatment. Abortion, even up to this time, still comes with devastating consequences. Some women, despite a successful treatment suffer from depression afterwards. Seek professional help when you can’t shake off whatever negative feelings you have later on.
On the other hand, if you decide to go on with your pregnancy, make sure that you have your family’s support all throughout the pregnancy and eve after you gave birth. The road ahead will be full of bumps but with a strong and solid network of support, you can manage just like all the other women out there before you.
Regardless of your decision, never let anyone make you feel bad about yourself. Keep a positive outlook in life and emerge from the whole experience a stronger person.
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