5 of the Best Reasons to Seek Counseling for an Unplanned Pregnancy
You read the results of the pregnancy test and check the instructions to see if the 2 lines really means that you’re pregnant. You’re at a loss for words. Your mind goes blank. Then the main question pops into your head: What do I do now?
An unplanned pregnancy can change your life in an instant, which means that being able to take the next step feels overwhelming. For moments like these, many facilities provide counseling services. Adoption Choices of Florida provides counseling to expectant mothers who are overwhelmed with an unplanned pregnancy.
Reasons to Seek Counseling for an Unplanned Pregnancy
1. Figure out how you really feel about being pregnant
Such an overwhelming time as finding out you’re pregnant can cloud your judgement. Talking it over with a professional can help you navigate all your thoughts and determine how you really feel about the possibility of having a baby.
2. Establish what your beliefs are (and yours only)
As you are considering your options, we can offer a safe and confidential space for you to process your emotions. You will not be judged in your counseling session, and everything you say is kept confidential.
However, it may be the case that you may not be sure what you believe in. You can trust your counselor to be a good listener and to give you the space to form your own opinions about the matter. This means that your counselor will adjust to your beliefs or preferences to help you make the best decision for you.
3. Receive unbiased advice
We put your wellbeing first. So whether you have adoption in mind or not, Adoption Choices of Florida will not push you to make a decision you do not want to make. We are also not religiously or politically affiliated, so you don’t need to worry about any particular biases complicating your decision making even more.
4. Evaluate if your current situation is appropriate to have a baby
Your counselor is also there to help you determine if your circumstances are ideal for you to raise a baby. You may be on the cusp of starting your career, or maybe you have a couple years left of your degree. Your health is also a factor to be considered. You may be perfectly healthy enough to have a baby, or you may be predisposed to face complications. Your counselor, as well as your OBGYN, will help you determine if you are ready to have a baby in a matter of months. Your counselor would also want to assess if you have an appropriate support system for you to lean on.
5. Safely determine your course of action
If you are considering adoption, Adoption Choices of Florida has fantastic families who have been pre-selected by conducting thorough home studies, so you do not need to worry about not finding the best parents for the baby. You can also count on them to help facilitate the adoption process for you, as well as your pregnancy and helping cover the cost of medical fees.
Depending on what you decide, your counselor will provide you with the resources to support you. It is also important to point out that you don’t need to make a decision right then and there with your counselor. You can have some time to think about it.
Counseling for an Unplanned Pregnancy
There’s a stigma that counseling is only for the weak, but we do not believe that. In reality, it’s a step that empowers women. Part of being a responsible and strong woman is to do your best to make rational and smart decisions, both with and without support. A little help can go a long way when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy and making a decision that will impact your future -- and that of your child’s.
During counseling, your counselor will not only understand what you’re feeling, but he or she will walk you through each of the options you have available. They are truly beneficial to helping through this emotional time. This is just one of the reasons why we recommend all of our birth mothers seek counseling before, after and during the pregnancy and adoption journey.
If you are a birth parent considering adoption, and have any questions or concerns about the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: 800-985-8108