Take the First Step

Uncertainty. Shame. Disappointment. Fear. Do these words sound familiar? They are just a few of the emotions and feelings you may be experiencing after finding out you are pregnant. This is a difficult time and you are not alone in feeling like you are in the middle of a crisis. On the one hand, you may be thinking you have no choice but to get an abortion because of the effect it will have on your life and because you are worried about what others may think. While on the other hand, you may want to keep your baby but are afraid to tell the father, your family, or coworkers. Either way, you must be feeling immense pressure.

Take a deep breath and just pause. Allow your mind to slow its thoughts and focus on your breathing. Now, let’s talk about the first step—communication. Having someone to talk to during a crisis will help you keep a level head and keep your grounded. Find someone you trust who can offer sound advice and help you selflessly. Talk about your thoughts and feelings, and be honest. Your support person should be someone who can listen to you without judgement. If you don’t have someone like this in your life, or you just cannot bring yourself to talk to them, then visit one the many centers and clinics whose mission is to provide you with the help you need. Here, you will find caring and friendly people who want the best for you and have the resources to help guide you through your journey.

Communication can bring freedom from the turmoil you feel inside and the strength to keep moving forward. When you knock, doors will be opened to you, and you will find grace and beauty at the end of your journey.