It’s normal to feel anxious about an unexpected pregnancy. There may be worries about how to make a decision and what you’ll do once you commit to following through with a plan. Some women may be overwhelmed by the news that they’re pregnant. Their fears about being in this situation may be overshadowing their thoughts. Perhaps the experience of going through a pregnancy is something that has been a source of anxiety for you. This may be a difficult period. That’s why communication with a supportive network is recommended.
Do you need help coping with possible fears about being pregnant? Avenue Women’s Center is here to assist you through each step of the decision-making process, making ourselves available to you at each of our six centers in the Chicagoland area. In a private consultation, our caring staff will address your concerns questions in a nonjudgmental environment.
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Seeking Support for Your Pregnancy Fears
Finding sources of social support, whether that be from your personal relationships or a professional resource, can be important during this time. You may be feeling isolated. Perhaps it seems as if no one understands your fear of being pregnant. When you’re feeling anxious, having your needs recognized can be uplifting.
Healthcare providers, counselors, and pregnancy consultants can explore some of these emotions with you. These resources can partner with you and ensure your needs are being met as you think about your options. Anxiety about going through an unexpected pregnancy may have led you to avoid thinking about it altogether.
Take the next step in gathering information. It can be helpful to begin examining your health. Proceed in a way that makes you feel comfortable. While you may not think about being pregnant, the condition is still there, and you may need to schedule an ultrasound to rule out complications. The sooner they can be detected, then the sooner you can access treatment.
This can seem like a lot to take in, and knowing how to care for yourself when you may be feeling afraid can be hard. But help is available to walk you through these steps and ensure you have access to the treatment you may need.
Trouble Coping With Pregnancy Fears
If you feel like your fear of being pregnant is making it too difficult to function, there are a few steps you may want to take. Some anxiety can be normal, and it may be possible of alleviating it by talking with friends or family. But if it becomes severe, it’s important to seek assistance through a professional counselor or medical expert.
Once you have the right amount of help, here are some things you may want to try:
- Discuss your feelings with loved ones or a professional resource
- Take next steps in developing an unexpected pregnancy plan
- Avoid consuming media that is openly negative and does not encourage positive thoughts
- Contact a support group for women who may be going through a similar experience
Before you address the challenge of making a decision about your pregnancy, it may be a good idea to sort through your emotions first. It is possible to locate support. If you have concerns regarding a possible pregnancy, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your doctor or a pregnancy consultant.
If you’re feeling distressed by an unexpected pregnancy, knowing where to turn for help is important. Avenue Women’s Center is here to partner with you through what may be an emotional journey. We’ll provide you with support within a safe environment. Our free medical-grade pregnancy tests have a 99.5% accuracy rate just ten days after possible conception. Find out your results right away. And discuss your next steps with one of our expert pregnancy consultants.
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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.