Each choice in pregnancy changes a woman's life differently

Which Pregnancy Choice Will Change My Life for the Best?

Pregnancy-especially one that catches you by surprise-leads to making choices. Becoming pregnant has already changed your life. The choice you make next will change it further. Let’s talk about each choice you have available: abortion, parenting, and adoption. How will abortion change my life? One of your choices might be to terminate your pregnancy. Depending …

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when told to get an abortion, women hear hidden negative messages about their abilities, worth, and future.

What Hidden Messages Lie Behind “Get an Abortion”?

When a woman hears she should “get an abortion,” what hidden messages do those voices send her? For just a moment, let’s stand in the shoes of Lizzie, a woman with an unexpected pregnancy. How does that advice make Lizzie feel? “You can’t handle this” At first, the messages Lizzie hears sound sympathetic and compassionate. …

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If a good thing like pregnancy comes at a bad time, fix the real problems.

What if Good Things Come at Bad Times?

Good things don’t always arrive at the best time. In fact, sometimes good things come at bad times. The question is, does that make them bad things? Think of a farmer who wants to plant his crops but gets a rainy day. Is the rain bad just because it came before planting? No, even an …

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Stop the falling dominoes. Pause to find a better way forward.

Isn’t it Time to Stop the Falling Dominoes?

One choice leads to another, the way one domino falls and knocks down the next one. Sometimes, though, those choices don’t lead you where you want to go. If you find yourself in an unwanted place, pause. Before one more domino falls, think carefully about your next choice. It can seem easy to “do the …

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When it's complicated, pregnancy can amplify that.

“It’s Complicated” and Now There’s a Pregnancy Too

Few things make life feel as complicated as an unexpected pregnancy. Especially when things are already complex. We would like life to feel settled and peaceful. But for most of us, it’s rarely that way. Life is Usually Complicated For one thing, our lives are a web of relationships. Partners, friends, co-workers, children… they’re all …

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I got my girlfriend pregnant. Now what should I do?

I Got My Girlfriend Pregnant – Now What?

Blindsided by your girlfriend announcing she’s pregnant? Now you’ve got the challenge of figuring out what to do next. Before you two decide, check out all your options. Weigh the pros and cons for your own situation. Take time to choose carefully, so you’re not blindsided by the consequences of your next decision. We’re ready …

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Pregnancy tests can reveal a lot about your partner.

What Your Pregnancy Test Reveals about Your Relationship

You can learn a lot from a pregnancy test. First, of course, it can reveal whether you’re pregnant or not. Second, taking the test may unleash emotions that reveal how you feel about a potential pregnancy. Do you see pregnancy as a setback? Or is it an event you’re excited about? Third, your test results-either …

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Can a woman trust this pregnancy center?

Can I Trust a Pregnancy Center to Help Me?

When a woman suspects she is pregnant—when she had no plans to be—she wants trustworthy help finding a positive solution. Can she trust a pregnancy center to be that help? Choices Pregnancy Center in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, stands as just one example of the kind of help women can expect from their local pregnancy center. …

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Woman Flying Kite

How to Reconnect with Hope Despite Unexpected Pregnancy

Have you ever lost hold of a kite string? Maybe the wind ripped it from your hand, sending your kite swirling wildly and then plummeting, out of control, toward a crash landing. Disconnected from it, all you could do was watch helplessly as the kite fell. That’s how we feel when we lose hope. Our …

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Smiling Young Woman

5 Steps to Conquering Your Fear in an Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can feel like a fun surprise or a fearful shock, depending on your situation. If you find yourself scared about your pregnancy, you’re not alone. Many women fear things like: A partner’s reaction What friends and family will say Taking care of a baby Changing their plans for school or career Making …

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Woman Seeking Counseling

Make Your Voice Heard for the Best Pregnancy Decisions

To make the best, most satisfying decisions about your unexpected pregnancy, you deserve to have your voice heard. As the one who is pregnant, you need time and space to carefully develop and clearly express your views in order to make your choices. Strangely enough, many women in your shoes face this critical decision while …

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Woman On Boat

Control What You Can: How to Act When Life Spins Out of Control

We all like to think we are in control of our lives. And, to some extent, we are. But sometimes life hits us like an enormous wave, throwing us in a direction we never intended to go. An unexpected pregnancy, for instance, can drag us into a whirlpool, spinning out of control. Panic ensues. That’s …

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