Whether you’re a teen or in your early 20s, pregnancy is a life-changing situation. It brings so many emotions (thanks to the hormones) to your life. Some girls might be afraid of telling their close ones that they are pregnant because of what they might say or how they might feel. Here is what I’ve got to say to the many girls out there feeling like they shouldn’t say anything about their pregnancy…
You should look towards the future. Why? Because once you look towards the future and think of all the great things that life has to offer you and your baby you will feel a sense of relief. Take things one day at a time and don’t let a pregnancy put you down. That should be one of the greatest joys of your life. You’re creating this wonderful life inside of you and that is something so special and cherishable that many people wish they had but unfortunately can’t.
Get a good support system. This is one of the many reasons that I don’t think it’s a good idea to try and keep it a secret. Yes, your parents/friends might be mad at first but that’ll go away, trust me. If they truly care about you then you will start to see that they will support you in whatever way they can. Also, if you believe in God, pray. That is my number one advice when you’re feeling like you need someone’s love and care. God brings about so much love that honestly that’s all you need.
Take care of yourself. Things like prenatal care are super important for the health of you and your baby. If you’re going through a really hard moment in your life talk to others. There’s other people out there, like me, that just love listening to other people and giving advice and just trying to make them feel better in general. No matter what though, take care of you and your baby. If you feel like something is wrong at 2 in the morning go ahead and call the on-call doctor. I can’t tell you how many times I did that.
Remember you are not alone. There is always someone out there with a helping hand. God will always be there with you in every step of the way to bless you and your baby. You are so much more than capable of being a mother. Remember that always.