Your period is a few days late.  And you gagged at the sight of your eggs this morning. And all you want to do is sleep.

Separately, these things wouldn’t make you pause. But now you are suspecting that you might be pregnant.  If pregnancy would be unexpected at this point, it might be an overwhelming thought.

Maybe you had a feeling that you might have gotten pregnant, and have been counting the days.  Maybe you took an at home test, and saw those 2 lines appear.

You might be wondering what you should do next. It is normal to feel unsure about your next steps in the face of the unexpected. Here are a few practical things you can do.

  • Confide in someone you trust, if you feel comfortable. This will help you to not feel alone.  But do not put yourself at risk, if you do not feel safe.

  • Contact We Care Pregnancy Clinic.  We can provide a free pregnancy and ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy. A client advocate can give you fact based information on all your options, and listen as you share your feelings and concerns. You can contact We Care by texting 815.780.9097.

  • When you contact We Care Pregnancy Clinic, have your name, your date of birth, and the first day of your last menstrual period handy as you schedule your appointment.

  • If you suspect you may be pregnant, it would be important that you abstain from consuming alcohol, smoking, or any illegal substances. It can also be beneficial to cut down on caffeine.

Some other things that we would suggest if you suspect that you are pregnant can help you as you work toward making decisions.

  • Take some time. Many people detect that they are pregnant very early. At the time of your first missed period, you would be considered 4 weeks pregnant. You have time to think through your options, get information, and decide what is best for you. You have time.

  • Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and getting rest if possible. This will not only benefit your baby, but it will help alleviate some stress and anxiety which will help as you make decisions.

  • Take some time to really stop and address your feelings. Acknowledge anything that makes you feel afraid or worried. Reflection is good and will help you have a good perspective as you make decisions.

You are not alone in this. There are many resources out their to help if you are experiencing unplanned pregnancy,

Contact We Care Pregnancy Clinic today by texting our helpline 815.780.9097 for an appointment to confirm your pregnancy and  to speak with someone about your options.