“My partner doesn’t support me. How can I parent on my own?”

“I’m still in school. How can I finish and have a baby at the same time?”

“I know nothing about parenting. How can I do this?”

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, parenting might seem impossible. 

Maybe you don’t have emotional or financial support, or perhaps it’s not what you envisioned for your life.

However, many women have decided to parent despite these obstacles and found that it’s the most rewarding decision they’ve ever made.

Is Parenting Right for Me?

If you’re considering parenting, asking yourself the following questions can help you see what this option might look like in your life:

  • Do I have emotional or financial support? If not, where can I find these resources in my community?
  • What are my immediate goals? What would it look like to work toward these while parenting?
  • What do I know about parenting? If I want to know more, are there classes I can take? 
  • How will I feel if I choose not to parent?
  • How might I feel if I choose to parent?

We Provide a Listening Ear

Sometimes, the best way to know if parenting is a good option is to talk to someone you trust. However, when choosing someone to talk to, you want to ensure they will provide a listening ear without forcing their opinion on you. Only you can decide if parenting is right for you.

At Pregnancy Services of Ionia County, we are here and happy to discuss parenting with you. Our caring team will answer any questions and walk you through what this option might look like in your life. 

Material Resources and Community Referrals

If you choose to parent, we can also provide community referrals and material resources to help you feel confident about your pregnancy and parenting. 

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment in a safe, non-judgmental environment. 

You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.