Unplanned Pregnancy

unplannedpregimg“But we were being careful!” “I was on the pill.” “How could this happen?” If you find yourself pregnant unexpectedly, you’re likely anxious about the future. Couples who use birth control and still conceive face a situation that calls for thoughtful consideration. Perhaps you’re secretly thrilled about the pregnancy but your spouse hates the idea; maybe you’re alone and not ready to be a single mom; maybe you didn’t want any more kids — whatever the scenario, this new life is depending on you to make wise decisions. The next few months can be full of regret and remorse or they can be full of excitement and anticipation. Which will you choose?


Background Information

Abortion Risks
While abortion seems like a “quick fix” for a long-term problem, it is a permanent decision that carries physical, emotional and spiritual risks.

Accident, Surprise or Gift?
When pregnancy takes you by surprise, there’s more than one way to look at it.

Choosing the Best for Your Baby
How do you decide between adoption and single motherhood?


Questions and Answers

Should I give up alcohol during pregnancy?
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My teenage daughter is unmarried and pregnant. Do you have any resources to help us?
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Review more Frequently Asked Questions


Stories

Left to Suffer
Abortion can leave a woman feeling more empty and alone than she ever dreamed possible.

Life is Sacred
Sometimes the choices we make bring pain. Thankfully, one woman turned to God for healing.

Taboo Grief: Men and Abortion
It’s not something most men talk about, but the ones who’ve lost a child to abortion bear many scars.

If you’ve been through an experience related to this topic, we invite you to share your story with others.
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Other Things to Consider

What the Choice is All About
For a long time it baffled me. I could never understand why anyone would want to be pro-choice. But this past week I finally got it.


Abuse & Addiction: Pornography and Cybersex, Sexual Abuse

Parenting Children: Talking About Sex

Parenting Teens: Sexual Activity, Crisis Pregnancy, Homosexuality

Transitions: Getting Married, Adoption, Having a Baby