When you have an unplanned pregnancy, you might hit panic mode. You might be upset and confused. You may not know what to do or how to respond. If the choice is to continue with the pregnancy, you may find you have a few hurdles to get over. These hurdles might include:
- Deal with what friends and family say and do. Friends and family may be well meaning, but sometimes their responses to your oops baby can sting. You might have moved on from shock to joy and are really surprised with a negative response to your pregnancy announcement. Remember, they are probably dealing with the assumption that you are just as surprised as they are, perhaps they are even remembering that time you adamantly said, “No more babies!” Many of them don’t mean to sound upset or too surprised, but just can’t help it. A few may have some choice words, but that can be with any pregnancy announcement and you need to just remember to ignore those who aren’t giving you what you need.