Tips for Coping with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned and unexpected? I know it only too well. I was 22 when I found out I was pregnant, just split up with my partner and was feeling terrible. I have told him the news and we both started panicking. I had plans to go back to college and get my own house before I had children, he had plans of his own. We’ve spoken a few times about this, however could not come up with a solution that put our minds at ease. I was set dead against abortion. I know everyone’s got their own opinion on the matter, but for me it is not an option.

A few weeks past and the time came for my first scan. The baby’s father asked if he could come with me. And so we went.

The moment we’ve seen the picture of the baby on the screen everything became clear. Nothing else mattered. And suddenly we’ve realized that we’re going to be parents, and it was the most amazing feeling in the world. We knew of course it is going to be scary, and tough for a while, but then we started thinking ahead, when the baby takes his or her first steps, says the firs word, goes to school for the first time and so on. We’ve realized that no matter how hard it is going to be and how much we have to give up, this is going to be the best thing that has or is ever going to happen to us.

Then at 35 weeks, our little daughter was born, she was the most perfect child in the world and all of our dreams for the future became the same, to bring up this little girl as best as we can. Make her as happy as she is beautiful and give her everything we can to make her dreams come true one day.

Our little girl is now almost two years old and she just got a little baby brother. My partner and I are still together and couldn’t be happier.

So, in conclusion I just want to let all you girls who’ll read this know, that if you do find out that you are pregnant and it isn’t exactly what you want just yet, before you make any decision regarding your baby, or if you’re just scared of what lies ahead. Think of all the wonderful moments that your baby will fill your life with, and more likely than not you will forget all your fears and disappointment and will see it for what it really is – the best thing that could have ever happened to you.

Hope it helped. Good Luck!