A positive pregnancy test during the best of times causes many different emotions. Feelings of excitement, terror and everything in between are common reactions whether or not the pregnancy was planned. But during this time of heightened fear and anxiety regarding the coronavirus, a positive pregnancy test, especially if unplanned, can cause a woman to panic. You may be wondering if you should continue the pregnancy with all the uncertainties in the world today.
Here are some questions you may have:
The Center for Disease Control has a page dedicated to pregnancy and breastfeeding concerns about COVID-19. Another site with a bit more detailed information is from the UK.
If you or your partner have recently lost your job, or if you are concerned about the declining economy, you may become fearful of taking care of yourself, much less a new baby. These are valid concerns, and we would love to talk to you about them.
Life’s Choices has many resources and referrals to help those with financial difficulties throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania and beyond. Even during this time of social distancing, we are able to provide online support and education with your own personal coach. Our “Healthy Start Baby Bundle” provides you with not only valuable information throughout your pregnancy but practical things like prenatal vitamins, diapers, formula and even a brand new car seat for your baby, all free of charge.
New moms throughout the ages have had these same thoughts and feelings. Suddenly you are not just thinking about yourself but a new life and future generations. While the thought of caring for a baby can cause anxiety about the future, more often a baby brings hope and joy into the life of his or her family. The human spirit is amazingly strong and resilient and can thrive even through difficult circumstances. At Life’s Choices we have seen many, many lives changed for the better as moms and dads have stepped up to be the best they can be for their child.
Whatever you are thinking or feeling right now, we would love to talk with you. A registered nurse on staff can help you find answers to your medical questions. Our client reps and coaches are available to listen, and direct you towards reliable information for any option you are considering whether it be parenting, adoption or abortion.
Our resources come from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other medically accurate sources. Most importantly, since all of our services are free of charge, we do not financially profit in any way from the decision you make.
While many feel isolated during this time of sheltering in place, please know that you are not alone. We are here for you and are ready to help. Please contact us today. You are safe with us.