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Unexpectedly Pregnant: Will Life Ever Go Back to Normal?

Have you found yourself asking, “Will life ever go back to normal?” after receiving an unexpected positive pregnancy result?  Truthfully, an unexpected pregnancy is an important matter with the potential to impact your life, no matter which pregnancy option you choose.  Perhaps this pregnancy will trigger change- positive or difficult.  Maybe, in some ways, life will go “back to normal” after you’ve passed through this season.  Perhaps your understanding of ordinary life will adapt.  But no matter what the future holds, you’re capable of facing the days ahead with courage.

Whether you’re feeling fearful, angry, excited, or confused about an unexpected pregnancy, our caring staff at Avenue Women’s Center is available to meet you in that space.  We understand how overwhelming an unexpected pregnancy result can feel.  Our first-step centers exist to encourage and empower persons facing circumstances like yours.

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Approaching an Uncertain Future

Life is ever-changing and unpredictable by nature.  There’s no guarantee that life will return to “normal” after an unexpected pregnancy or another significant experience.  It’s important to accept this (which is much easier said than done!).  But remember, feeling insecure about the future doesn’t make you powerless.  While some aspects of this pregnancy experience are beyond your control, there are steps you can take to lean into your own best outcome.  Are you struggling to cope with change brought on by an unexpected pregnancy, or the possibility of more change to come?  Consider some of these helpful approaches.

Take your time.

It’s hard to make choices with care when emotions like anxiety are running high.  Women often have more time than they realize to process their circumstances and explore their options.  Give yourself time and space!  A slow and steady approach may allow you to view your pregnancy decision with greater confidence before and after it’s made.

Expand your knowledge.

Once you’ve confirmed your pregnancy, learn everything you can about what’s going on inside your body.  An ultrasound can provide information regarding if the pregnancy is likely to continue, and where it’s located.  This knowledge may be useful in evaluating your next steps.  Learning about your pregnancy will equip you to safeguard your own health and wellness.  Expand your knowledge of your options and resources as well!  Sometimes, women don’t realize the opportunities available to them until they’re spoken with someone like a pregnancy consultant.

Find support.

Is there someone in your life that you trust, someone who’s supportive, a good listener, and capable of offering objective feedback?  Consider confiding in someone like that about your unexpected pregnancy.  There’s value in processing your circumstances, feelings, and hopes out loud.  A friend, family member, or professional may also offer practical and emotional security that could make facing an uncertain future feel much more tolerable.

Navigating an unexpected pregnancy is a complex and challenging process for most women.  Our knowledgeable, compassionate team at Avenue Women’s Center is here for you.  We’re passionate about helping individuals move forward feeling safe, supported, and informed.  We strive to accomplish this by providing no-cost services (like lab-quality pregnancy tests and limited medical ultrasounds), and by being there each step of the way!

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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.