Am I Ready to Parent?
Parenting can be a scary word to think about when face to face with an unplanned pregnancy. Stepping into motherhood or fatherhood may feel overwhelming, but you might be surprised at how naturally it comes to you.
Many women who choose to parent say it’s the best decision ever. So whether you’re thinking about this option or already know you want to parent, here is more information about parenting so you can feel confident about your decision.
Deciding to Parent
Parenting can be exciting, messy, and full of ups and downs. This choice takes humility but brings great love and joy to your life. Remember, even women and couples who plan to be parents can still feel overwhelmed. You can never be fully prepared for the changes parenting brings.
Being a parent is a big decision and comes with lots of responsibility, so taking a step back and thinking over your options is essential. You may be asking yourself questions like:
- How am I going to work and take care of a baby?
- How do I support my child financially?
- What resources can I get to help me?
- Will my parents/friends support me?
These are typical questions to have when navigating an unplanned pregnancy. We have resources, community referrals, and support available if you decide on this option. We are here for you.
Our Team Can Help
If you decide to parent, our center offers many services like healthy relationship discussions, parenting education and support, and infant care education.
We provide free pregnancy services and the necessary materials to care for your new baby, like maternity and baby clothing, baby care items, and food for mother and baby.
Schedule an appointment with Pregnancy Care Center to get answers about parenting. We’re safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental.