If you are dealing with the shock of an unplanned pregnancy, know this: you are precious and worthy of love. It may not feel like it right now, but you are capable, powerful, and able to endure more than you could imagine. We know this because we have met many amazing women just like you, who have faced what seemed to be insurmountable challenges and thrived.
There are many stories that have been shared online from women who found the courage to endure difficulties, and they want you to know that you can do it too:
-I have Cerebral Palsy
-I was in an abusive relationship
-I was in a toxic relationship
-I was living in a housing project
-I was considered over 50% below poverty
-I had pressure to abort from every direction Including myself
-my three-year-old is thriving#ShoutYourMotherhood
— Bryonna Jones (@BryonnaJones) August 26, 2020
I was a 39 married mom of two.
I had three miscarriages
I had gestational diabetes
Baby had to be born at 35 weeks
She has Down syndrome
She’s the heart of our home at 18
She just voted for the first time! pic.twitter.com/nSCRPNAcc6
— Leticia Velasquez (@CauseofourJoy) September 2, 2020
–Gang-raped at gunpoint
–Abandoned by my “friends”
–Told I couldn’t love my child
–Pressured to abort in all 3 trimesters
–In labor when hospital social workers said I’d be better off w/o my baby
–My 2-year-old is napping in my bed#ShoutYourMotherhood pic.twitter.com/ePIdjAJfAs
— Paula K. Ilari (@paulakirsten) August 25, 2020
-threatened with abortion
-threatened to put her up for adoption
-slept on a hard floor next to an abusive couple
-slept in my car
-threw up continously for 9 months
-trusted no one
-my 8yo is doing the dishes singing Elvis#ShoutYourMotherhood https://t.co/nxOamdIlxD
— Albany Rose (@Albany__Rose) August 22, 2020
Take Your Time
Choosing to have an unplanned baby might be viewed as a huge, life-altering decision that will change your prospects forever. But having an abortion is no less life altering. It’s a big decision and you don’t want to rush it. You’re allowed to take the time you need to process, accept, and get all the facts before you decide what to do next.
Most importantly, know that you are not in this alone. Reach out; there are people who will support you. There are women who have been in your shoes, who have taken challenges head on and have only emerged stronger. The Pregnancy Help Center has client advocates who will provide you a listening ear, without judgment, and Registered Nurses who will answer your medical questions. If you’re worried about your financial situation, your relationship, or have any other concerns, we can help you through it and find you the resources you need.
We’re here for you. Request an appointment today.