Take Time to Yourself
The most important thing to do when you’re going through an unplanned pregnancy is to take time to yourself to reflect and relax. You’re going through a lot, both inside and out. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed or scared. Don’t be afraid to ask family, friends, or loved ones for a little time to yourself here and there. It can be difficult, but you need to put your own needs first for now.
For the most part, the best thing you can do is to be honest with friends and family about your pregnancy. Lying or trying to deny that you’re pregnant will only bring up more questions. Instead, look to your friends and family for support and help. By trusting them with the truth, you’re more likely to get the support you need during this time.
… but Don’t Feel Like You Have to Tell Everyone
At the same time, you shouldn’t feel like you need to tell everyone about your pregnancy. We all have family members and acquaintances who we can’t trust to be supportive or kind. Don’t feel bad about keeping the news from those you can’t trust. You may even want to simply skip those events entirely.
Give People Time to Process
Of course, even people who you trust might have a negative reaction to finding out you’re pregnant. This is even more likely during the sometimes stressful holiday season. You can’t expect a positive reaction from everyone. Most people you tell will need some time to process the news. Be ready to give them some space and some time to process, especially for close family members.
Get Outside Help
It’s easy to get overwhelmed during the holiday season, especially when you are carrying the burden of an unplanned pregnancy. That’s why we recommend coming to our clinic for impartial, confidential support and advice. At Pregnancy & Fatherhood Solutions, we can give you accurate pregnancy information and option education for free. We also can provide some outside perspective you might not get from your family or friends. Simply call us to schedule your appointment.
No matter what kind of pregnancy help you need, you can find it here at Pregnancy & Fatherhood Solutions. We offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds, free parenting resources including diapers, and many different options for counseling and support. Call (915) 249-1344 now to schedule an appointment or learn more.