Unplanned Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of growth, change, and self-understanding. In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it is essential to understand proper nutrition, the importance of doctor's visits and checkups, and being emotionally ready for what's in the future. You'll find ample information within these pages that can help to guide you through the coming months.

For those who are experiencing a planned pregnancy, you'll spend the next few months planning for your child's arrival. You'll research pregnancy body and mood changes, prepare the baby's nursery, pick a name, and begin your life as a happy family. Your pregnancy will be full of excitement and anxiousness, love and hope.

However, for those who did not plan to become pregnant, you may be spending the coming months researching your options. You have an important decision to make--a decision that affects both you and your growing baby. Your pregnancy may be a time of confusion and pain. It's important to remember that you're not alone, and you do have options. It may feel like a lonely time in your life, but there are those who want to help, support, and comfort. While the end decision you make may be emotionally painful, you can still heal and begin moving forward with hope.


Unplanned Pregnancy Articles

If it is possible to remove the emotional variables that affect a teen's experience with pregnancy, the following facts, collected from a report by the Guttmacher Institute in 2010 and one published in 2007 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are what is left. It is rightly assumed the majority of teenage pregnancies are unplanned. And although one in 10 births are to a teen-aged woman, 67 percent of pregnant teens are women between the ages of 18 and 19. The...

Unplanned Pregnancy Blogs

How Do You Tell People?
Either you've gotten the two pink lines,  or your doctor has just informed you that you are indeed pregnant. Your mind...
Living to Love
For those who know, I am a birth-first mother who has experienced two unplanned pregnancies--one in adulthood and one...

Unplanned Pregnancy Forums

Question for Parents Considering...
Would you ever choose a family with four children to adopt your baby? I have three biological children, and then...
Parents Have No Choice
I'm not sure if it is true in all states, but Maryland no longer accepts voluntary placement in foster or respite...

Parent Profiles

Teddy bear dad, a care bear mom, and some sweet cute cubs are searching for a snuggly hug bear in pink and an amazing birthmother who knows we are all a perfect match, to share our love,... [more]

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