Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can feel like your world just turned upside down. It’s a roller coaster of emotions, questions, and what-ifs that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. You might be asking yourself, “What do I do now?” “Who can I tell?” “What does this mean for my future?”

It’s okay to feel scared, confused, or even numb. This isn’t something you were expecting, and it’s natural to feel unsure about what to do next. But remember, you’re not alone in this journey. Many women have faced unexpected pregnancies before, and there are countless resources and support systems available to help them through this time.

Essential Pregnancy Services understands how challenging this time is. We’re here to offer you a safe, supportive space where you can process your feelings, explore all your options without judgment, and ultimately make an empowered decision about your future.

Take a Deep Breath: It’s Okay to Pause

First things first, take a deep breath. This isn’t something you have to figure out overnight. It’s okay to feel every emotion and take some time to process this news. Talk to someone you trust — a friend, family member, partner, counselor, or mentor. And if you need a neutral listening ear, our compassionate staff is here for you.

Understanding Your Options

When facing an unexpected pregnancy, you have three main options to consider:

  • Parenting: This is about raising your child and embracing the joys and challenges of motherhood. It’s a big commitment, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.
  • Adoption: This is a loving choice where you give your child the opportunity to be raised by another family. You can be involved in choosing the adoptive family and decide on the level of contact you want after the birth.
  • Abortion: This is a medical procedure that ends a pregnancy. It’s important to understand the different types of abortion and discuss any potential risks with a healthcare provider.

Information Is Power

Knowledge gives you the power to make the best decision for yourself and your future. That’s why Essential Pregnancy Services offers free and confidential services, including:

  • Free Pregnancy Testing: Get confirmation and know exactly how far along you are.
  • Options Education: We’ll provide unbiased information about each of your options, including resources and support available to you.

Taking Care of YOU

This is a difficult time, so make sure to take care of yourself physically and emotionally:

  • Prioritize Rest: Your body is working hard, so sleep is essential.
  • Talk It Out: Bottling up emotions doesn’t help. Find someone who will listen without judgment. If you don’t have someone to talk to, consider reaching out to us for a listening ear.
  • Nourish Yourself: Eat well and stay hydrated. It can make a huge difference in how you feel.
  • Be Kind to Yourself: Give yourself permission to feel whatever emotions come up, and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Your Emotional Well-Being Matters

It’s easy to forget to take care of yourself when so much is going on, but your emotional well-being is essential during this time. You might be experiencing a wide range of feelings — fear, anxiety, sadness, or even guilt. It’s okay not to be okay. Talking to a trusted individual, such as a nurse or counselor at EPS, can provide a safe space to process these emotions and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Here for You

When facing an unexpected pregnancy, it’s important that you feel empowered to make an informed choice. Remember, you aren’t alone in this. Essential Pregnancy Services is here to help you gather all the information, understand your options, and find the support you need every step of the way.

Whether you’re leaning toward parenting, adoption, or abortion, we can provide resources, answer questions honestly, and offer a compassionate space to discuss your concerns. We understand the weight of this decision and want to ensure you feel informed and supported, regardless of your choice. Don’t hesitate to reach out or schedule an appointment — we believe in you and your ability to make the best decision for your future. We’re just a phone call or an appointment away!