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Embracing Your Strengths During Unexpected Pregnancy

Facing an unexpected event in life can sometimes make us feel at our weakest and most vulnerable. It can be difficult to see our strength if we’re shaken to our core by a challenging circumstance. Perhaps, for you, this challenging circumstance happens to be an unexpected positive pregnancy test. Maybe you immediately jumped to how you feel unprepared, not ready, or can’t handle this. But instead, what would it look like to embrace your strengths during unexpected pregnancy?

Seeing the good in a possibly distressing situation can be difficult, but you don’t have to arrive there alone. At Avenue Women’s Center, we have forty years of practice walking with women going through similar circumstances. We provide confidential and free services, along with a sympathetic, listening ear. 

We’d love to encourage you to embrace your strengths! Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

Remember a Time You Were Strong

In moments of crisis or chaos, it can be easy to forget the past. Positive memories or attributes seem to fly out the window. As you grapple with your news, it can be beneficial to take a step back and rewind. Think about another time in your life when you faced something unexpected or difficult. How did you respond? Did you learn something or grow from that experience? Is there strength you can draw from that time? Can you respond to this situation even better than the last time you faced a difficult circumstance? 

Create a Positive Attributes List

One way to kickstart embracing your strengths during unexpected pregnancy is to make a list of your positive traits. Think about what makes you strong, what you’ve overcome, and what you like about yourself. These are all things you can add to your list to remind yourself that you can do this. 

Reach Out For Help

Being strong doesn’t mean doing everything by yourself. Sometimes just asking for help, finding support, and gathering resources are the best things you can do during this time. It is strong to ask for assistance. A place like Avenue Women’s Center is a great place to find the help you need!

If remembering your strength is difficult as you face an unexpected pregnancy, we hope you will reach out to us. We never want any woman to feel alone in making a pregnancy decision. We would love to provide our free services and help you find the strength you need for your journey!

Make an appointment with us at one of our six DuPage County locations today!

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.