What You Need to Know About Parenting

Even for those who planned to become pregnant, a pregnancy can be a scary thing. But for those who find out they are pregnant unexpectedly, the anxiety of the situation can understandably heighten. Your mind may be sent racing through the physical, emotional and/or financial implications of having a child, and you may not be sure where to turn next. However, a surprised expectant parent is just as capable as someone who was anticipating this outcome.

One very important factor in successfully raising a child is providing him or her with a strong support system where they feel loved and encouraged to better themselves. As their parent, that support would begin with you. However, we recognize that not everyone has such a support system in place, and it can be difficult to build one from scratch. Some factors that may have you questioning whether or not you are ready to parent include:

  • A partner who does not want a child
  • Feelings that your family may not support your pregnancy and child
  • Your ongoing career or education
  • Financial difficulties
  • A feeling that you’re too immature or unprepared to be a parent

Women’s Resource Center is available to help you work through any of these issues (and more), by providing support regardless of what your ultimate decision may be. We can provide you with the help and resources you will need to be successful.

If you recently found out you are pregnant and are questioning your ability to parent, it is recommended that you talk to a professional who has experience counseling people in your situation. Women’s Resource Center can provide precisely that type of support; please do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more.