For most pregnancy and childbirth is a joyous event, as they have planned for it, coveted the thoughts of having children and are sure that this is what they want in life and this is something they can afford at a certain stage.
However, there are times when pregnancy comes unexpectedly. Despite all the measures one might be taking to prevent it, pregnancy is still possible. And it always is a shock. When you find out you are pregnant you have many questions swarming in your mind. And quite often you do not know what to do. If you are single and don’t have your husband or boyfriend to rely on it gets even more difficult. And to deal with these new emotions and this life-changing condition you should follow a certain set of steps.
Step One: Immediate
First, you should visit a doctor for confirmation. Before you make a decision as to what to do next you should know that your habits might hurt the baby, so you should stop smoking and drinking alcohol, stop taking any medications that haven’t been cleared by your doctor and start taking care of yourself.
Next, you should ask yourself, and discuss this with your partner if you have one, how you can get ready emotionally, financially and physically for this child?? How will you mix your career with being a mother in the future? What will have to be done before the child is born? How will having a child affect your family and do you have people who will be there for you throughout the pregnancy and raising a child?
Step Two: Decision
After you have evaluated thoughts, what needs to be done and how you will start to prepare for this child, you can move forward in this pregnancy. If you do not have a partner, create a support network of people who will be there for you in your time of need. Newlyweds usually need some time after the wedding to bond and get closer. Before the arrival of the child try to spend most time together and strengthen your relationship. When the child is born the attention is primarily on him and raising him, so the spouses who are not sure of their relationship may feel further away from each other.
Find people who have gone through what you are going through and talk to them They might have some great helpful advice for you! Remember, you are not alone! And soon, there will be even more people who love and cherish you!