Am I ready to parent?

If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, you may not think parenting is an option for you because you don’t feel prepared. However, even those who have planned their pregnancies often have anxieties about parenting. An important part of learning all your options is understanding that each one of them is possible for you.

You might be hesitant to parent because:

  • The father is not supportive or not in the picture
  • You don’t feel prepared emotionally to raise a child
  • You aren’t sure how you would financially support a child
  • Your friends don’t think it’s a good idea
  • You are focused on school or work
  • You don’t feel mature enough to be a parent

At Birthright, we’ve spoken to hundreds of clients who are hesitant to parent for these reasons and more. Our qualified staff is here to listen to your concerns and help you discover whether parenting is the best choice for you.

How do I know if parenting is the right option for me?

Many people have opinions about unexpected pregnancy. Your friends, your parents, and even people you don’t know will all have an idea of what they think is best. While it is important to get advice and guidance from people you trust, what ultimately matters is your opinion. It is your pregnancy, and your body, and it is important that you don’t make a decision based on what other people want or don’t want. The only way to know for sure what’s right for you is to give yourself time to process, and then consider your options in terms of what would be good, better, and best for you and your pregnancy.

We know that unexpected pregnancy is a difficult circumstance for everyone involved. If you’d like to talk to someone about all of your options and how each is possible for you, we are right by your side. Schedule an appointment at Birthright today.