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How do you feel about being pregnant?


A Guide to Making the Right Decision for You
 

>  How do you feel about being pregnant?

>  What are your plans and dreams?

>  What are your values? What do you believe?

>  Summing up your feelings


Perhaps you planned to get pregnant because you wanted to have a baby, and that is still what you want most at this time. If so, you will probably decide to continue the pregnancy and become a parent. If that is no longer what you want, or if you didn't intend to get pregnant in the first place, you can start by looking more closely at how you feel about being pregnant. An unintended pregnancy can arouse many different feelings. In fact, most women find they have mixed or conflicted feelings.

For example, you might feel:

  • worried about being able to care for a baby;
  • afraid you'll have to give up other things that are important to you; or
  • concerned about how other people may react.

At the same time, you might also feel:

  • happy to learn that you can get pregnant;
  • pleased to have the opportunity to have a baby; or
  • excited by a new and unique event in your life.

Write down a list of the different feelings you have right now about being pregnant. (When you can't think of any more, go on to the next section. Later, if you think of other feelings, you can add them to your list.)

What are your plans and dreams?

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Decision Making Resources General: Pregnant? Need Help? Pregnancy Options Workbook (Opens a new browser window; close it to return to this page) Teens: Teenage Pregnancy: A Guide for Decision Making (Opens a new browser window; close it to return to this page) Religion and Choice, Catholics for a Free Choice (Opens a new browser window; close it to return to this page) Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (Opens a new browser window; close it to return to this page) Canada, Planned Parenthood Edmonton: Decision Making for Unplanned Pregnancy.  (Opens a new browser window; close it to return to this page)
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