What to Do When You’re Single and Pregnant
Expecting a baby is, usually, a very exciting time for a family; but, if you’re single and pregnant, it can be the polar opposite of exciting (take it from a girl who knows what you’re going through). Feeling completely alone, and being confused, scared, and desperate for help, are going to be a part of your daily life for a while.
Evaluate your life, and realize how powerful you are. You’re responsible, not only for taking care of yourself, but for this new life too. Ask yourself questions that will help you assess your situation and make important decisions. Do I want to be a parent now – should I keep my baby? Does the father want to be a parent? Am I in a good relationship, or a bad relationship? Do I have a stable job? Should I place the baby for adoption? Can I provide this child with a good life? Will I be able to afford this? Do I have a support system? Am I living a healthy life? Think about these objectively; if you need to make changes, don’t be afraid to make them.