For many women, the idea of parenting is overwhelming. If you didn’t plan your pregnancy, it can seem all the more so. Most parents enjoy raising a child, but it does not come without its challenges. Having a child is a big responsibility. It can also be a daunting decision. You may not feel you can raise a child due to finances, school, or work. Perhaps you are worried about others’ perception of you or how you will manage. Making the decision to have a child is a highly personal one, and only you can decide what is best for your future.
Questions About Parenting?
A number of things might be going through your mind right now. You may feel fear, anxiety, or perhaps excitement. But learning that you are pregnant may also leave you searching for answers. Some of the questions you may have when deciding whether to parent include:
How will I support myself financially?
How do I tell my parents that I am pregnant?
Who will be my support system?
What will happen to my mental health?
Where will my child and I live?
These are just a few of the things that might be of concern to you right now. No matter what option you choose, it is important that you are treated with compassion and respect. Choosing to parent is a courageous decision and requires a lot of effort. But it can also be a joyful experience for many people. Many parents say that the love they have for their child is like no other. Regardless of what you choose, you deserve to have your questions answered.
At Pregnancy Resource Center of Statesville, we are here to answer any of the questions you may have about parenting. You deserve support, and we will be with you every step of the way. We also provide mentoring and can connect you to community resources that will help you to parent your child.