Unexpected news often brings a lot of high-riding emotions. When a twist in our story appears, we might go through all sorts of mood swings and even difficulty processing what’s next. Do you find yourself experiencing this with some news in your life? Maybe you’re exhausted and at the end of your rope because you can’t stop crying after an unexpected positive pregnancy test. As your emotions are taking a toll on you, how can you give yourself time and space to process and move forward?
Shocking news can be jolting and extremely emotional! Learning you are pregnant when you didn’t expect it can be difficult to understand or think about. Avenue Women’s Center, a first-step pregnancy center is here for you. We specialize in sitting with women in similar situations as you and walking with you through the difficulties of your unexpected pregnancy. We hope to offer our free services to you so you can be equipped to move forward with courage!
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Your Positive Pregnancy Test Game Plan
Share the News With a Support Person
Planning to move forward when you are having trouble getting over the initial shock and emotions of your news can be really difficult!
One of the best things you can do first is to find someone trustworthy to confide in. Having someone who supports and is there for you can be comforting and help bring perspective to your situation. This person should be someone who understands what you’re going through and can help you figure out what is next. They should not push their own ideas and beliefs on you but help you figure out what you want. And, lastly, this person should be able to hear you out, comfort you, and give you a shoulder to cry on when it all feels too heavy.
Take Appropriate Next Steps
Aside from finding a good support person, there are some practical steps you should take to move forward. As processing through difficult emotions isn’t easy, we’ve outlined some positive things you can do now!
- Confirm your pregnancy. It’s always a good idea to confirm your pregnancy with your doctor, OBYGYN, or at a first-step pregnancy center like Avenue. Here, we offer free medical-grade pregnancy tests which show accurate results just ten days after possible conception.
- Next, schedule an ultrasound exam. An ultrasound provides important information. It will help rule out an ectopic pregnancy (when a pregnancy is located outside of the uterus), look at your chances of miscarriage, as well as see how far along you are in your pregnancy.
- Consider your pregnancy options. With any pregnancy, you have three options before you: abortion, adoption, and parenting. This is a weighty decision. Each of your options holds potential difficulties. You’ll want to take time to consider what your dreams are and what decision aligns with your values. If you’d like more information on your options, a pregnancy consultant can meet with you to answer any questions you might have or help you brainstorm!
At Avenue, we believe no woman should have to face her pregnancy alone. We want to empower you to go forward with bravery and strength. It’s okay to be shocked, it’s okay to cry. We want to be with you throughout the entire ride. Our services are confidential and free to make your path a smooth one.
Come in for a free pregnancy test and ultrasound exam with us 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.