Unplanned pregnancies continue to be a social health concern, especially now; families are already in dire situations during this Covid-19 pandemic. Which is where OrphanCare comes in. Here at OrphanCare, we will continue to help with this issue through understanding and care with no judgements.
These days, unplanned pregnancies are prevalent amongst teens. Still, you would be surprised to know that these can happen with adults. This may happen because of the lack of knowledge of contraceptives and sexual awareness among teenagers. Moreover, with the decline of the economy, even planned pregnancies may have also become a burden to some couples which have made these parents resort to desperate measures.
Often, many alone unwed pregnant mothers avoid seeking help at hospitals, because of fear and judgemental issues. They are already in crisis and imagine being judged for an unplanned pregnancy or even worse, the pregnancy may have been a product of rape and they are too afraid to report to the authorities and they had no other choice.
At OrphanCare, we try our best to give these mothers the best possible care with absolutely no judgment and keep the case highly confidential following the mother’s request. We understand the mental and physical struggles they are facing. Providing care will eliminate a tremendous amount of burden and stress on the mother, making it a safer environment for the baby. We welcome and will help women and girls from all backgrounds.
To the pregnant and in crisis:
Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy is deeply personal. And finding out you’re pregnant when you don’t expect it can be stressful, but you are not alone, and you do have options. There are 2 options you can do:
- Parenting – giving birth and with support and assistance in raising the child.
- Adoption – giving birth and placing your child with another person or family permanently.
Everyone’s situation is different, so the decision is ultimately yours and personal.
There are many factors to consider such as family, relationships, life goals, personal beliefs and many more before deciding on the options. It’s totally normal to have an overwhelming amount of feelings when you’re thinking about your choices. It’s best to get support and to choose people you know who will not judge you and completely understand your situation.
OrphanCare has a 24 hour support line you can call that will be kept highly confidential and judgement-free. We will also provide you with the necessary counselling if needed. Our professional counsellor will help you make informed decisions regarding the options that you may have.
We will also help support if you are thinking of putting your baby up for adoption and guide you through the process. You may decide whether to kickstart the adoption process while pregnant or after the baby is born, it is entirely up to you.
Handling an unwanted pregnancy can be an emotional experience. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so it is important to feel comfortable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about a procedure, process, or facility and do what feels suitable for you and your situation.
No matter which option you have decided on, make sure you are taking time for self-care afterwards. The choice is ultimately yours.