Oh sh%*t! I’m pregnant…!
Whether your birth control failed or you thought that you could never conceive, don’t stress!
Just two months after giving birth to my premature child, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. My condition was so bad, that after years of heavy bleeding, unsuccessful medications, and fainting spells, my doctors suggested surgery. The procedure would not only stop the bleeding, but prevent me from ever conceiving again.
You can only imagine the struggle I faced, as I dreamt of one day having more children. After refusing the surgery and leaving it in God’s hands, I carried that pain with me for almost 6 years.
With my daughter’s 6th birthday, and my 28th birthday less than a month away, I find myself just under 5 months pregnant. Once the doubt, nervousness, and surprise settled in, I realize I am in the midst of a miracle. Does this sound familiar to you? Well, your life, is not over. You CAN do it!
There are many things that you can do to help transition and deal with an unplanned pregnancy. If you’re like me and live hundreds of miles away from your closest family member, look up local support groups in your area. Now is not the time to keep silent. Believe it or not, there are women around you, living with similar circumstances.
Talk to your doctor about the stress you may be feeling. They may have some tips to help relieve your woes. Too much stress is not good for you or your baby.
Plan, plan, plan. As hard as it may seem right now, making a plan now and putting away just $25-$50 a check, can make a world of a difference, when it comes time to stock up on new baby necessities.
Stay away from negativity! Not feeling your so called friends reactions to your new baby? Drop them. Sure, it may be difficult, but why look at your situation as a curse? Try looking at it as something new and exciting!
We’ve all said it before, it’s easier said than done, but what’s the hurt in trying? No one is saying your life is over. You can still pursue your dreams.
Whose to say your new little life isn’t a dream come true?
Written by: Ruthie Hawkins
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