As long as a woman has the capacity to become pregnant, she can become pregnant anytime during her childbearing years. And if you found out that you are pregnant and you were not prepared or planning on it, then you have to decide as to what is to be done. Unplanned pregnancy can be scary or leave you heartbroken. You have to remain calm and make a decision. Whatever decision you make, it requires careful consideration and reflection.
You have the right to decide as to how to deal with your present situation. Of course it is very difficult to make a right decision, but you should do it patiently. You have three choices; abortion, adoption or keeping the baby.
The first thing you have to do is verify that you are pregnant. Pregnancy testing kits are available in most pharmacies. You can buy a kit and conduct the pregnancy test at home, but the result might not be 100% accurate.
Analyze the situation:
Once the test is positive, you have to take time for yourself and analyze the situation and start thinking about the three options. Notify the father of the baby. He can also help you to make the right decision. You can talk about it to your parents. If you are unmarried and scared to talk to your parents, you can talk to someone whom you trust
If you are not ready for motherhood, then you can go in for an abortion. You have to find a reputable gynecologist. The doctor will first examine you to find out if you are fit to have an abortion. You should be healthy and the abortion can be conducted only within 3-4 months of pregnancy. If the doctor agrees, then you can terminate the pregnancy.
If you don’t want to terminate pregnancy, but also can’t raise the child, then you can think of adoption. You need to find a good family for the baby. But remember, the baby is yours and after being with the baby for nine months, it might be very difficult to give the baby away.
If you don’t want to abort or adopt, you can raise the child yourself. Plan well as to how you are going to raise the child and get ready to become a happy mother.