You may be pregnant and thinking adoption, abortion, parenting, or all three options. You probably remember exactly how you felt the moment you found out you were pregnant. Regardless of when it happened, whether it was a few hours, weeks, or months ago, finding out that you’re pregnant as a teenager is a moment that begins a journey like no other you’ve experienced before. The journey of teen pregnancy will involve many emotions, decisions, and new opportunities; and although it may not feel like it right now, this journey has the potential to help you grow in ways that you did not know were possible.
Each situation is unique, but if you are like a lot of teenagers you may ask two initial questions upon finding out that you’re pregnant: “Why did this happen to me?” and “What am I going to do?” While the details that answer the first question may differ, you can know one thing with absolute certainty- God loves you and your child, and while this may be an unplanned pregnancy, He has a plan for both your life and the life of your child. When it comes to answering the second question of what you will do, know that you have options, and the ability to make good decisions when it comes to planning for yours and your child’s future!
While there will likely be many people in your life who will offer their input about what you should do in regards to your pregnancy, it is important to realize that good decisions begin with receiving good information that is based in fact rather than feeling. Making the choice between the three options of parenting, giving up the baby for adoption, and abortion is a decision that will have a lifelong, permanent impact on the lives of you, your child, and even your loved ones. The best way to make sure that you feel confident in your decision both now and in the future is by thoroughly thinking through all of the options that are available to you, which is something that you don’t have to do alone!
When it comes to understanding all of your pregnancy options and having someone to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and beyond, Lifeline pregnancy counselors are there to support you as you create a plan for the future. The title “pregnancy counselor” can sound a little intimidating at first, when in reality a pregnancy counselor is simply a woman who chooses to spend her days helping expectant moms of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences think through and choose options that are best for them and their children. As a teenager, your decisions and goals related to pregnancy may look different than those of other pregnant women. You will need to think through what your goals are for your education, your relationship with your baby’s father, your hopes and dreams for your baby’s future, and how to best achieve those hopes and dreams. A pregnancy counselor is someone who meets you exactly where you are to help you process your feelings, understand your options, and connect you with the resources and support that you need. There’s no pressure, cost, or obligation when working with a Lifeline pregnancy counselor; just someone who is there for you!
Whatever your thoughts and feelings about your pregnancy may be, remember that you are loved, and you are not alone! Let a Lifeline pregnancy counselor share in your journey; not as someone who is mapping out the path for you, but as someone who is walking the path with you.
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